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The City of Virginia Beach office of Virginia Cooperative Extension 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


Virginia Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators Recertification Courses

Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicators must be recertified every two years. If your certification expires on June 30, 2018, check out the lineup of VCE-sponsored recertification events. These recertifications cover categories 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10 and 60. Contact the offices below for registration information.

November 2017 - 1400 George Washington Hwy., Chesapeake 23323  Contact cyndiw@vt.edu or 757-393-5314 - Click here for registration.

December 2017 - 3500 Dam Neck Rd., Virginia Beach23453                        Contact awise@vt.edu or 757-385-4769 - Click here for registration.

March 2018 - Norfolk, cepes1@vt.edu or 757-683-2818

April 2018 – Hampton,  megank@vt.edu or 757-890-4940

June 2018 – Chesapeakemikeand@vt.edu or 757-382-6348

Gardening Talks

The Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2017 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.  

October 2 - Vegetable Gardening from Beginning to End

November 6 - City of Virginia Beach Codes and Laws for Landscaping

Gardening Workshops

Get some hands-on experience with these learning opportunities with the help of the VCE Master Gardeners of Virginia Beach. Registration required.

October 21 - Plant Propagation Workshop (Registration opens September 20 at brockec3.eventbrite.com)

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.

2017 Dates:

  • March 11
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12
  • September 19
  • October 14

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.