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

The Fescue Squad

Fescue Squad is done for the spring/summer season; check back in the spring 2019.  For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson,, or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.  

Hampton 4-H Junior Camp

August 12-16, 2019

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center

Ages: 9 -13 years old (must be 9 years old by September 30, 2019) 

Camp Fee: $260.00 (Early-Bird: balance paid in full by July 19) & $280.00 (Regular: balance paid in full by July 26)

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!  A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 is needed to reserve a camper space.

Some of the classes we offer: archery, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, arts & crafts, and much more!

Please see below for attachment for camp registration form, we only accept cash, check, or money order.  

2019 4H Jr Camp Flyer.pdf

Vegetable Gardening 101

9:30am - 10:45am 

Classes will be held on the following dates:

February 9 - Class to meet at the St. Joseph's Marion Center on 620 Buckroe Ave. Hampton

March 9 - Class to meet at the St. Joseph's Marion Center on 620 Buckroe Ave. Hampton

The remaining dates, class to meet at Bluebird Gap Farm Pavilion, 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton:  May 11,  June 8,  July 13,  August 10,  and September 14. 

Join Hampton Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from planting to harvest.  Topics included: pest management, fertilizing, succession planting, harvesting, fall and winter gardening.

Classes are on the second Saturday of the month starting February 9.  For more details or to register, please contact Virginia Cooperative Extension - Hampton Office at 757-727-1401 or email ANR/Horticulture Extension Agent, Gaylynn Johnson, at

Vegetable Gardening 101 (PDF) 2019.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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