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Healthy Virginia Lawns

This program is closed until further notice.


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.   

                                                    Hampton 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H is the youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension.   4-H is rich in experiences where young people partner with caring adults and volunteers to participate in a variety of activities in which they "learn by doing."  Youth ages 5-18 participate in Virginia 4-H.


4-H assists youth and adults working with those youth to gain additional knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing, and productive members of society.


To create a world in which youth and adults learn, grow and work together as catalysts for positivie change.


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New and Engaging Ways to Involve Youth in 4-H!

Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, Virginia 4-H has found new and engaging ways to educate youth to include:

  1. Online activities
  2. Video conferenceing
  3. Telephone guidance
  4. And more 

To learn more about how to get involved in 4-H, contact Karen Baker at .

5 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged & Learning at Home

Communities across American are experiencing school closures which can be a stressful time for families.  Here are five 4-H resources that will aid families in maintaing some sense of normalcy and make sure kids don't get off track with their daily development.

1. Inspire Kids To Do

2. Family Fun First

3. Take The Homeschooling Approach

4. Create Your Own Learning Lab

5. Combat Cabin Fever With Mindfulness

Click here to obtain more information  

Hampton 4-H Youth Development Programs 

Highlighted Focus Program Curriculum List:

See below Hampton 4-H Development Program pictures video

Hampton 4H Youth Development Programs pictures video revised.mp4

Hampton 4-H Teen Club

The Hampton 4-H Teen Club is built around citizenship, scholarship, and a strong commitment to community service throughout the City of Hampton.  Our club is comprised of a diverse group of young adults ages 13-18, who proactively tackle the growing needs of all citizens throughout the city .  Members of the teen club are held at a high standard, and their dedication and service shines through their work.  The Hampton 4-H Teen Club is growing quickly and new members are always welcomed. 

Please see Hampton 4-H Teen Highlights Video is below

Hampton 4-H Teen Club Highlights Video.mp4

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

Do you have a question about Community Viability?

Perhaps one of the Community Viability specialists below can help you. Contact a Community Viability specialist or direct a question to them using our Ask an Expertsystem. 

Community Viability Specialists