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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2015 Spring Garden Lecture Series

Piedmont Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, invite you to the 2015 Spring Garden Lecture Series starting in March! The lectures are on the following Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm in Room A at the Albemarle County Office Building on 5th Street Extended just south of I-64: 

  • March 25, 2015, Barbara Pleasant: "Spring into the Season: Better Veggies, Less Work"
  • April 1, 2015,   Bryce Lane: "Gardening on the Edge: Latest Trends in Horticulture"
  • April 15, 2015, Mike Goatley: "”Spring” into Your Lawn"
  • April 22, 2015, Lara Call Gastinger: "Native plants of Virginia from the Perspective of a Botanical Artist"

Register online at

Details on the lecture series are found at  

The lectures are open to the public; $ 8 per lecture and $ 25 for all four lectures.

Equine Forage Conference

When: April 4, 2015

Where: Albemarle County Office Building (COB 5th), 1600 5th Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA, Meeting Room A

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored By: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Horse Industry Board and Virginia Forage & Grassland Council

Registration: Preregistration is required. For more information or to register for the conference, contact Carrie Swanson at or 434-872-4580.

Additional Information: Lunch will be provided.

Equine Forage Conference Flyer (PDF | 446KB)

Cooking for Crowds Class

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Where: Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, VCE Training Room, Parking: 460 Stagecoach Rd. Charlottesville, VA 22902

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: FREE

Cooking for Crowds Class Flyer (PDF | 259KB)

National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification

When: May 11th and 18th, 2015

Where: Thomas Jefferson Health Department, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Door #3 EH, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $150.00 or $170.00 after the registration deadline

Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2015

National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification Brochure and Registration (PDF | 289KB)

Online Registration

2015 Albemarle-Charlottesville 4-H Camp

When: July 13-17, 2015

Where: Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, Appomattox, VA

Who: For All Youth, Ages 9-13 (as of September 30, 2015)

Cost: $205.00

Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015

2015 4-H Camp Brochure and Registration (PDF | 1MB)

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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