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 4, 2019:

  • Mondays : 1:30pm to 4:00pm

    Tuesdays: 1:00pm to 3:30pm 

  • Thursdays: 1:30pm to 4:00pm

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 (catergories will be posted at a later date)

May 5, 2020 - located in Hampton (categories will be posted at a later date)

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

See attachments below for registration forms for classes held  in Chesapeake: 

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

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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