2019 Healthy Virginia Lawns & Landscapes - Restart in Fall 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.  We do all the sampling and provide the homeowner with a personalized report that offers recommendations on: lime and fertilizer applications, aeration and soil compaction, perennial, shrub, and tree plantings; proper mowing height and pest management, if applicable.

The program cost is $30.00 and includes one soil sample; additional soil samples are $10.00.

For more information, email Gaylynn Johnson, gaylynnj@vt.edu; or call the VCE Hampton office at 757-727-1401.


Upcoming Pesticide Recertification Classes Schedule:

March 25, 2020 - located in Norfolk for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60

May 5, 2020 - Registration must be submitted to VCE York/Poquoson Office (Attn: Pesticide Class, P.O. Box 532, Yorktown, VA 23690), make check payable to VCE-York.  Class will be held in Hampton at 1435 Todds Lane, Building A, Hampton, VA 23666For categories: 3a, 3b, 6, 8, 10, & 60.

June 11, 2020 - located in Chesapeake for categories: 3a, 3b, 10, & 60

Please see attachments below for registration forms for classes in Norfolk, Hampton, & Chesapeake: 

March 25 2020 Norfolk Recert Form.pdf
Pesticide Recert. May 2020 HPT-Register- York.pdf
Ches June Recert_Moose Lodge 2020.pdf

Vegetable Gardening 101

Classes start February 29, 2020!

9:00am - 10:30am

Bluebird Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23669 

**Note - February 29th class will be held at Fort Monroe Community Center on 100 Stilwell Rd. Hampton, VA 23651 from 9:00am - 11:15am.**

Come out and join Hampton Master Gardener, Stephen Bowles, and learn the basics of vegetable gardening, from seed to harvest!  Topics include fall and winter gardening, fertilizing, pest management, post-harvesting storage, small fruit production, and succession planting!

For more details or to register, please contact Gaylynn Johnson at 757-727-1401 or email gaylynnj@vt.edu.

Classes are held on the fourth Saturday of the month!  Class dates goes as follows:

February 29**(see note for location and time), March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25, August 29, September 26. 

Vegetable Gardening 101 Revised 2020.pdf

VCE Hampton Master Gardeners

2020 Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 2, 2020

9:00am - 1:00pm

Rain Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Bluebird Gap Farm - 60 Pine Chapel Rd. Hampton, VA 23666


Accpet Credit Card (with minimum purchase is $10.00), Cash,  or Check

Bring your own wagon, cart, wheel barrow for easier shopping.  Holding and Loading Area Provided.

Varieties of plants/shrubs are available at low prices for purchase.

Email your name to hmptmgplantsale@yahoo.com to be added to our VCE Hampton Master Gardeners notification list.  Also, can find them at www.hamptonmastergardeners.org or on Facebook @ Hampton Master Gardeners 

2020 Southeast District 4-H Contest

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Location: New Kent Middle School, 7501 Egypt Rd., New Kent, VA 23124

Deadline to Register: February 14, 2020 at 11:59pm

How to Register: Click/copy se4hcontest.eventbrite.com to register online.

Cost: $5.00 per 4-H contestant to be collected at registration on March 14.

For more contest information, see attachment below

2020 SE District 4-H Contest Registration Form.pdf

Upcoming Events:

State 4-H Congress - June 21-25, 2020


Hampton 4-H Junior Camp

July 6-10, 2020

Ages: 9-13 years old (must be 9 years old by September 30, 2020) 

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center - 3751 4-H Club Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost : $275.00 (Early-bird fee due in full by May 1, 2020) &/or $290.00 (Regular fee due in full by June 12, 2020); to register a youth, must pay non-refundable $75.00 fee to secure spot.  Cost includes: lodging, meals, t-shirt, transportation, and evening programs.


Some of the classes we offer: kayaking, outdoor adventures, cooking, air riflery, swimming, archery, and much more.. 

See below camp flyer/ registration form: 

2020 4H Jr Camp Flyer.pdf

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.

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