Virginia Cooperative Extension is vital to the communities we serve. Through evidence-based education, VCE Arlington bring University research to the people of the Commonwealth. The Why Arlington resource was created with the hopes of showcasing the important work these offices provide to their respective localities in 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Agriculture/Natural Resources.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) connects public land-grant universities with individuals, localities, and organizations throughout the commonwealth to ensure all Virginians have access to evidence-based resources to foster safe, resilient, and healthy communities. To learn more about VCE click here.

What's New

Check out our calendar for upcoming classes!

Become an energy master


Energy Masters Fall Training: The application is open and we are taking applications for the 2022-2023 Energy Masters cohort: Here is the link.  Remember: to apply, a Better Impact account needs to be made or the applicant needs to email so we can use an alternative application.


Information on how to get your Soil Test Kits CLICK HERE

Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture & Natural Resources Extension Agent of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, serving Arlington County and The City of Alexandria, was interviewed by USA Today about the invasive spotted lanternfly. Read the article HERE.

Cordelia Collinson, our office intern for summer 2022 was interviewed by ARLnow about spotted Lanternfly in Arlington County. Read the article here.

Free 1x1 Financial Coaching: VCE One on One Financial Coaching is free and confidential and is brought to you by our Master Financial Education Volunteers. Coaching sessions are based on one's needs; coaches help with budgets, answer financial questions, and provide helpful resources. Register HERE. Coaches will contact you by email, Zoom, or phone.

VCE Programs Meet Critical Community Needs. Find out more HERE.

2020 ROI VCE Arlington
2020 ROI VCE Arlington

The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk is operating daily. Please send all gardening questions via email. Volunteers are checking daily & responding in a timely manner. Good pictures are a necessity for the best possible answers.

Looking for online education options? Virginia Cooperative Extension now has a Public Program Calendar with free events & training from around the state.