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.

What's New

Virginia 4-H is hosting a ton of free online STEM activities for K-12 youth throughout October in honor of STEM month. Activities will be interactive and live each Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at 7:00 p.m., targeted at all K-12 youth! Families can register online here.

NEW! Virginia Cooperative Extension Alexandria/Arlington Fall 2020 Programming Updates, read about what VCE is doing in your community.

Retirement Planning & Investing Basics. November 4th & 18th. Once you register, we will send you the link for the class, which will be taught through Zoom. 

Student Loans Class: Participants will learn about types of student loans, loan servicers, repayment options, payments, and interest. Class will be held in October. Register here.

Fall 2020 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training has been postponed until early February 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pivoting from our usual in-person class format to a virtual class format. In order to have adequate preparation time to transition to this new format, we are delaying the start of our annual Volunteer Training until early February of 2021. See more information here.

Public Asked To Report Receipt of any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has been notified that Virginia residents have received unsolicited packages containing seeds  from China. Please do not plant these seeds. VDACS encourages anyone who has received unsolicited seeds in the mail to contact the Office of Plant Industry Services (OPIS) through the ReportAPest@vdacs.virginia.gov email.

October is Urban Agriculture Month & VCE will shine a spotlight on the significant role urban agriculture plays in our regional and local food system. The events will also highlight our local urban agriculture response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

Money Smarts Pay Classes: Tuesdays, November 10, 17, 24. In these virtual classes you will learn how to manage your money, reduce credit card debt, save and plan for emergencies, understand your credit report and credit score and more. We will also cover COVID-19 related financial assistance benefits. Register here.

Become a Master Financial Education Volunteer and help others to achieve their financial goals. Applications available here!  Still accepting applications. Upcoming on-line training dates in September/October.

Check out the 4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide! Try one or all 30 of these fun, skill-building activities to help your kid live a healthy life.

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.