The City of Hampton office of  Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of City of Hampton improve their lives.  We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

VCE-Hampton City Office Staff
VCE-Hampton City Office Staff

What's New  

Volunteers Screening Guidelines

Volunteer screening supports the process of educating volunteer applicants about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and creates the opportunity to allow faculty and staff to learn more about the interests of the volunteer applicant. The screening process also helps to protect the well-being of Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, its participants, and volunteers.

Volunteers Screening Guidelines Brochure

Horticulture Help-Line

Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have starting February 24, 2020:

  • Mondays : 9:00am to 11:30am

    Just contact VCE-Hampton office to reach Hampton Master Gardeners at 757-727-1401.

VCE State Master Gardener website

Hampton Master Gardeners website

 Healthy Virginia Lawns & Landscapes - Program restart in fall 2020

Members of the Healthy Virginia Lawn and Landscape team are trained Extension Master Gardener volunteers, who perform lawn and landscape assessments for Hampton homeowners.  We do the sampling and provide the homeowner with a personalized report that offers recommendations on: lime and fertilizer applications, aeration and soil compaction, perennial, shrub, and tree plantings, proper mowing height, and pest management, if applicable. 

The program cost is $30.00 and includes one soil sample, additonal soil samples are $10.00.

For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson,, or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.  

Upcoming Regional Pesticide Recertification Classes 

March 25, 2020 - located in Norfolk for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60  

May 5, 2020 - Registration is to be submitted to VCE-York County Office (York/Poquoson Cooperative Extension, Attn: Pesticide Class, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690); make check or money order payable to VCE-YorkThis pesticide recertification class will be located in Hampton at 1435 Todds Lane, Building A, Hampton, VA 23666.  This is for categories: 3a, 3b, 6, 8, 10, & 60.

June 11, 2020 - located in Chesapeake for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60

See attachments below for registration forms for classes held  in Norfolk, Hampton, & Chesapeake: 

March 25 2020 Norfolk Recert Form.pdf
Pesticide Recert. May 2020 HPT-Register- York.pdf
Ches June Recert_Moose Lodge 2020.pdf

2020 Southeast District 4-H Contest

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Location: New Kent Middle School, 7501 Egypt Rd., New Kent, VA 23124

Deadline to Register - February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm

How to Register: Click/copy to register online.

Cost: $5.00 per 4-H contestant to be collected at registration on March 14

For more contest information, please see attachment below

2020 SE District 4-H Contest Registration Form.pdf

Hampton 4-H Junior Camp

July 6-10, 2020

Ages: 9 - 13 years old (Must be 9 years old by September 30, 2020)

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center - 3751 4-H Club Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost: $275.00 (early-bird fee due in full by May 1, 2020) &/or $290.00 (regular fee due in full by June 12, 2020); to register a youth, parent/guardian, must pay a non-refundable $75.00 deposit fee in order to secure spot.  Cost includes: lodging, meals, t-shirts, transportation, and evening programs.


Some of the classes we offer: kayaking, air riflery, swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, outdoor adventures, and much more... 

See below camp flyer/registration form: 

2020 4H Jr Camp Flyer.pdf

Vegetable Gardening 101

Classes start February 29, 2020!


Bluebird Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23669

**Note - February 29th class will be held at Fort Monroe Community Center on

100 Stilwell Rd. Hampton, VA 23651 from 9:00am to 11:15am**

Come out and join Hampton Extension Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from seed to harvest!  Topics include fall and winter gardening, fertilizing, pest management, post-harvesting storage, small fruit production, and succession planting!

For more details or to register for a class, contact Gaylynn Johnson at 757-727-1401 or email 

Classes are held on the fourth Saturday of the month!  These are as follows:

February 29**(please see note for location and time), March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 29, and September 26 

Vegetable Gardening 101 Revised 2020.pdf

VCE Hampton Master Gardeners

2020 Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 2, 2020

9:00am - 1:00pm

Rain Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020  from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Bluebirde Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23666


Bring your own wagon, cart, wheel barrow for easier shopping.  Holding and Loading Area Provided.  Accept Credit Card (with minium purchase of $10.00), Cash or Check

Varieties  of plants/shrubs available at low prices for purchase. 

Email your name to to be added to VCE Hampton Master Gardeners e-mail notification list.  Also, find us at or on Facebook @ Hampton Master Gardeners 



Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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