As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.

This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.

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.

NOTICE - Office closed to the public due to COVID-19 pandemic.  For your safety and the safety of VCE staff, the Extension office is temporarily closed to walk-in clientele.  If you have specific questions please call (757) 727-1401 and we will do our best to assist you.  We urge you to take all necessary steps to stay healthy and follow guidelines outlined by local health departments.  We look forward to continuing to serve the community in new innovative ways. 

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 - Closed until Further Notice

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

Fall 2020 HVL Program.pdf

 Healthy Virginia Lawns & Landscapes - Restart in August 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

Schedule an Assessment Today!  Email Gaylynn Johnson  at  The cost is $30.00 and includes one soil test; $10.00 for additional soil tests.  We are scheduling home visits for August and September! ** Open to Hampton Residents**


Getting Started in The Vegetable Garden - Online Classes

Learn the basics to help you get through your first season with Virginia Cooperative Extension! Please send questions to Gaylynn Johnson, ANR/Hort Extension Agent at or 757-727-1401.  Please see below for online presentation slides below and videos: 

April 5 - Getting Started in the Vegetable Garden.pdf
April 12 - Crop Families and Seasonality.pdf
April 19 - Natural Pest Control (Chris Epes).pdf
April 26 - Backyard Small Fruit Production.pdf
April 26 - Growing Culinary Herbs.pdf
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The Right TREEtment: Caring for Your Trees with Carol King, VCE Hampton Master Gardener and Tree Steward

August 18 - Adding new trees to the landscape

August 19 - Caring for extisting trees on your property

Click or copy and paste the link below to register:

Each session is from Noon to 1pm via Zoom. 

Right TREEtment with Carol August 2020.pdf

The Virginia Family Nutrition Program

Eat Smart on a Budget with Limited Food Options

Contact our Family Nutrition Program Assistant, Sherry Bazemore, for short tips on how to stock up on food, ways to stretch your food dollar, methods to ensure food is safe, ways to be active at home and much more!  Sherry Bazemore can be contact at or 757-727-1401.  Also, please visit .  Please see flyer below:


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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