City of Hampton

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 -  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 sbazemor@vt.edu or 757-727-1401.  Also, please visit eatsmartmovemoreva.org .  Please see flyer below:

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FNP-Phone-Talks-Marketing-Flyer.pdf

Fall Planting with Langley Village Senior Apartments in Hampton

Sherry Bazemore partner with Kelsey Kennedy, SNAP-ED (FCS) Extension Agent from Virginia Cooperative Extension - Newport News office, to help senior residents at Langely Village Apartments in Hampton do  fall planting in thier community garden with the assistance of the VCE Hampton Master Gardeners: Kanisha Haskins-Combs and Marie Woodard. These apartments are a public housing complex for seniors off North King Street.

Kelsey Kennedy received a mini federal grant to fund this project, she wanted to target families that are in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) eligible census tract with limited income.  This grant was able to fund gardening supplies for the seniors and to asisstance them with fall planting with guidance from the VCE Hampton Master Gardeners.

This community garden has been rooted in the complex since 2014.  This year container gardens and raised bed was added for fall vegetables.  The residents will do the required maintenance (weed and water) to keep the garden growing and they can have harvest that the garden produce.  Some of the bounty will be radishes, beets, chives, cabbage, kale, collards, onions, sweet potatoes, etc.

 

Fall Planting at Langley Village Apartments in Hampton

Sherry Bazemore Fall Planting at Langley Village Apartments
Sherry Bazemore, Family Program Nutrition Program Assistant, Virginia Cooperative Extension - Hampton Office

Sherry Bazemore Fall Planting

Sherry Bazemore Fall Planting at Langley Village Apartments
Sherry Bazemore with residents fall planting.
Sherry Bazemore Fall Planting at Langley VIllage Apartments
Sherry Bazemore with VCE Hampton Master Gardeners, Marie Woodard and Kanisha Haskins-Combs with resident fall planting at Langley Village Apartments.

Camping 4-H Youth Development Program 

Next summer, Hampton 4-H Junior  Camp week is July 10-14, 2023; more information will become available the early part of next year. 

Hampton Holiday 4-H Preserve It Program!

December 10, 2022

Location: Sandy Bottom Nature Park Conference Center

1255 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23669

Cost: $30.00 (must scan qr code to register)

Space is Limited! 

For Ages: 7 to 13 years olds

Deadline to Register: December 2, 2022

Want to learn basic and kid-friendly ways of preserving fruits and vegetables at home?  Join in on the fun and learn the hands-on processes of dehydration and canning.  Youth will engage in canning strawberry jam and salsa, along with making beef jerky!

Make check payable to VCE-Hampton City, in memo section put your youth's name and 4-H Preserve It Program and mail to 1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 340, Hampton, VA 23666.  Or make in-person registration payment at the VCE-Hampton City office located at same mailing address.  

For more information or questions, contact Karen Baker via email at kllucas@vt.edu or call 757-727-1401.

Please see attachments below, you must scan qr code from flyer or use link at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17VOuM-tcsQaPP0NAraY-hk6FzHtfqkb9S3iVbNN7080/edit to register for this program and then make payment.

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Hampton Holiday 4-H Preserve It Program.pdf

Hampton 4-H Teen Club Officers 2022-2023

Hampton 4-H Teen Club Elected Officers 2022-2023: President – Gabrielle Baker, Vice President - Darius McCallum, Secretary – Jahleel McCallum, Treasurer – Nigel McCallum, Club Reporter/Historian – Joseph Hood and Hanna McFarland, Parliamentarian - Denise Copeland

Hampton 4-H Teen Club Meeting

January 17, 2023

TBA

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Location TBA

For more information contact Karen Baker, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent and Unit Coordinator at 757-727-1401 or email at kllucas@vt.edu . 

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

A Hampton Extension Master Gardener is available to answer any lawn and garden questions by email at hptvcemastergardener@gmail.com

VCE State Master Gardener website

Hampton Master Gardeners website

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 gaylynnj@vt.edu or 757-727-1401.   


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: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp


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