City of Hampton

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 has modified office operations.  For your safety and the safety of VCE staff, it is required for everyone to wear a mask when entering the office.  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. 


What's New  

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:


Family Nutrition Program  - Youth SNAP-ED

This part of the prorgam concentrates on youth in grades K-12; helping them learn the basics of healthy eating, healthy choices, being active, and much more.  Contact Carmin Harper for more information on the programs she offers; such as Pick a Better Snack (for grades K-2), Choose Health: Food, Fun & Fitness (for grades 3-6), or Teen Cuisine (for grades 6-12).  Carmin can be reached at or contact our office at 757-727-1401.  Please see flyers below: 

COVID PABS-Marketing-Flyer.pdf
COVID PABS-Marketing-Flyer.pdf

Invisalign ChangeMakers Initiative - Cash Awards Available to 4-H Teens

The Invisalign ChangeMakers Initiative, in partnership with National 4-H Council is now LIVE and accepting applications through March 31, 2021. This wonderful opportunity is for teen 4-H members ages 13 - 19 who have and are making an impact within their community for the past 12 months; these teens are eligible to apply for a chance to be recognized for their contributions and win one of 100 cash awards at $5,000 each!  To apply, visit

Camping 4-H Youth Development Program 

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

 Healthy Virginia Lawns & Landscapes -  Closed Until  Spring 2021

Members of the Healthy Virginia Lawn and Landscape team are trained Extension Master Gardener volunteers, who perform lawn and landscape assessments for Hampton homeowners.  This program is closed for the rest of the year, please check back in spring 2021. 

Getting Started in The Vegetable Garden

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: 

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

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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