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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Language Interpretation Services Now Available

If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more

Passionate about learning, teaching, volunteering, and gardening? Become a Master Gardener!

Join us for one of our fall info sessions on how to apply for the 2016 volunteer training program.   

The application process for 2016 Master Gardener training program begins October and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to attend one of three available information sessions on how you can become a local Master Gardener.   

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their surroundings and the quality of life affected by our landscapes, local parks and trails, water quality, and more.   

After attending approximately 70 hours of horticulture training, Master Gardeners volunteer their time to advise and educate the public on environmentally sound, scientifically-based gardening and horticulture practices.  

Volunteer activities include hosting workshops, youth development through gardening, horticultural therapy projects, giving lectures, educational demonstration gardens, answering the community’s gardening questions, and more. Being a Master Gardener is a great way to develop your skills and give back.   

To find out more about the Master Gardener Program and how to apply, come to one of three available information sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 6th at 12:30pm at the Central Library McIntire Room
  • Friday, October 23rd at 12:30pm at the Albemarle County 5th St Office, Room C
  • Monday, November 9th at 12:30pm at the Northside Library Meeting Room  

For directions contact the Albemarle-Charlottesville Virginia Cooperative Extension at 434-872-4580 or email

To read more about the Master Gardener program, please visit

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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