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.

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City of Virginia Beach Extension Faculty and Staff, October 22, 2018, Photo by Jody Davis

What's New

NEW 4-H Teen Club

Started by teens for teens, the NEW 4-H Teen Club will meet at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at the 4-H Office. Through fun meet ups, community service activities, and youth mentorship, teens ages 13-18 will gain friendships and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Contact the 4-H Office to learn more, 757-385-4769.

Virginia Beach 4-H Teen Club


Experience Master Gardener College in Norfolk!

Gain some great gardening knowledge and get a peek into the Master Gardener Volunteer Program at The Main in Norfolk on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Class schedules and registration information can be found at www.mastergardener.ext.vt.edu/college

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 2019-2020

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.

  • November 8, 2019 - Virginia Beach VCE 757-385-4769
  •                                 Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
  • November 14, 2019 - Portsmouth VCE 757-393-5197
  •                                 Categories TBA
  • March 25, 2020 - Norfolk VCE 757-683-2816
  •                                 Categories 3a, 3b, 10, 60
  • April 5, 2020 - York/Poquoson VCE 757-890-4940
  •                                 Categories TBA
  • June 11, 2020 - Chesapeake VCE 757-382-6348
  •                                 Categories 3a, 3b, 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

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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