Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Staff
Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Staff

The Albemarle County/Charlottesville 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 Albemarle County/Charlottesville improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (434) 872-4580
Fax: (434) 872-4578
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Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act

Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.

Albemarle ServSafe Food Safety Certification Course

Two-Day Classes: October 20th & 27th, 2014; 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Class Location: Albemarle County Office Building, 1600 5th Street Extended, 2nd Floor Training Rm, Charlottesville, VA  22902

Registration Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014

This 16-hour Food Safety Management Course was developed by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association.  The text, ServSafe Essentials, is part of the Foundation’s food safety program.  After completing the classroom work, participants take a national certification exam developed by the Educational Foundation. 

The ServSafe Course is for:

  • Managers of food service operations for hotels, restaurants, schools, clubs and institutions.
  • Food and Beverage Managers
  • Catering Managers
  • Chefs
  • Dietary Managers

Register online by credit card

Or mail your check or bring check/cash to:

Ian Pasquarelli
Family & Consumer Sciences Agent
Albemarle County VCE Office
460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA  22902

Make checks payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech

Want to polish your green thumb and serve your community?

Become a Master Gardener!

Information Sessions to learn more:

  • October 16, 1pm, 5th St. County Office Building
  • October 27, 1pm, 5th St. County Office Building
  • November 14, 1pm, Central Library, McIntire Room

Course to become a Master Gardener Volunteer will be held on Mondays, February 9 – May 4, 2015

Need-based scholarships area available.

Please register and receive directions:
Contact Nancy Bishop

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Submit your questions to our office to learn about programs in, or to get questions answered about –

If you’re not sure who to contact, please drop a line to our front office and Nancy will be able to direct you to the right person.

Monthly Horticulture Tip Sheets: Get the scoop on what to do and when!

These tip sheets give you the low down on what exactly to do during each month – to help keep your landscape, lawn, indoor house plants and more - green and growing!   Monthly Horticulture Tip Sheets