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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.

What's New

Gardening Talks

The Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2018 Gardening Talk & Workshops Series.  This FREE series is open to the public and held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library on select Mondays from 7:00pm-8:00pm.  Click here to see the talks and workshops.

Gardening Workshops

Get some hands-on experience with these learning opportunities with the help of the VCE Master Gardeners of Virginia Beach. Pre-registration required. Click here to learn more about the 2018 workshop lineup.

Rain Barrel Workshops

Join the VCE Master Gardener Water Stewards to learn about water conservation and build a rain barrel to use at your home. Go to http://vbmg.org/ to register for upcoming events.

2018 Dates:

  • March 10
  • April 14
  • May 12
  • June 9
  • July 14
  • August 11
  • September 8
  • October 13

Green Thumb Gardening Series

This series of classes and workshops offers Hampton Roads residents opprtunities to learn more about gardening. Click here to see the line up of classes. Registration is required at Green Thumb Gardening Series 2018 tickets.

Become a VCE Master Gardener Volunteer

Are you interested in learning more about horticulture in order to educate your community? If so, check out our volunteer program at one of the following sessions. Learn more about the Virginia Beach Master Gardener volunteer program at www.vbmg.org.

Well Water Testing

Do you have a well?  Do you know what's in your water? Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, we will offer an opportunity for affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems. Learn more about well water testing at http://www.wellwater.bse.vt.edu/clinics.php.


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.


Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp


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