The City of Virginia Beach office of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) 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 Virginia Beach improve their lives.
We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Virginia Beach 4-H Camp Registration
We are now accepting 4-H Camp registrations and Camp Counselor / CIT applications for the 2019 4-H Junior Camp, scheduled for July 29 through August 2, 2019. Many lifelong friendships and memories are made at camp each year and Virginia Beach always has a waiting list.
Well Water Testing
Do you have a well? Do you know what's in your water? Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, we offer an opportunity for affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems. For more information on the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, click here.
Want to learn more about gardening?
- 2019 Gardening Talks & Workshops Series - Click here to see the lineup of FREE talks and workshops.
- 2019 Rain Barrel Workshops - Join the VCE Master Gardener Water Stewards on the 2nd Saturday of each month (March through October) to learn about water conservation and build a rain barrel to use at your home. Go to https://www.vbmg.org/upcoming-events.html to register for upcoming events.
Commercial Pesticide Recertification Classes 2019
We offer multiple opportunities each year for Commercial Pesticide Applicators to renew their licenses. Click on the event(s) below to get the corresponding registration form.
- June 4, 2019 - Portsmouth Moose Lodge (Chesapeake) Categories 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10, 60
Become a VCE Master Gardener Volunteer
Are you interested in learning more about horticulture in order to educate your community? Learn more about the Virginia Beach Master Gardener volunteer program at www.vbmg.org.
- May 21 - Foragers 4-H Beekeeping Club Meeting
- May 25 - Pungo Strawberry Festival
- May 26 - Pungo Strawberry Festival
- May 27 - 4-H Livestock Club Meeting
- May 30 - Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Show and Sale
- May 31 - Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Show and Sale
- Jun 1 - Southeast District Horse Show at Airfield
- Jun 1 - Gardening Workshop: Applications of Rain Gardens in the Home Garden
- Jun 2 - Waveriders 4-H Club Meeting
- Jun 3 - Seahorse Riders 4-H Club Meeting
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.