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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Elementary and Middle School 4-H Workshops

Albemarle/Charlottesville 4-H is pleased to offer several one or two day workshops for youth (rising kindergarten – 5th grade). Have fun with crazy science experiments, creating robotics with everyday household items, how to care for dogs and teach them tricks or participate in a fun food challenge competition!

It’s not too late to register!

Junk Drawer Robotics

When: July 30-31, 2015

Where: VCE Extension Office, 460 Stagecoach Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00

Contact: Karrin Temple, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, 434-872-4580,

Junk Drawer Robotics Flyer and Registration (PDF | 504KB)

Summer Workshops 2015

How do I determine which camps my child can attend?

Choose the camps for the grade that your child will be entering this fall.

How much does it cost? 

Workshops range in price from $5-$10. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech. A snack will be provided, but you will need to bring a bagged lunch.

Where are the camps? 

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at our office. Parents are responsible for transportation. 

Is there a limit to the number of participants? 

Due to space, registration is limited to the first 15 participants per workshop. We will have a waiting list in case space opens up. 

Who teaches the camps? 

The workshops are taught by the 4-H agent and trained camp volunteers. All staff have completed background checks and at least 24 hours of training.

Summer Workshops 2015 Brochure and Registration (PDF | 818KB)

Cooking for Crowds Class

When Where Time
July 29, 2015 Fluevanna Community Center
5725 James Madison Hwy, Fork Union
6-9 p.m.
August 12, 2015 Nelson Center
8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston
6-9 p.m.
August 26, 2015 Thomas Jefferson Health Department
1138 Rose Hill Dr., Charlottesville
6-9 p.m.

Registration: Call to register for classes at 434-872-4580

Cooking for Crowds Class Flyer (PDF | 344KB)

National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification

When: October 19th and 26th, 2015

Where: County Office Building on 5th St., Room A, 1600 5th St. Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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

Cost: $150.00 before deadline and $170.00 after deadline

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2015

National Restaurant Association Food Safety Certification Brochure and Registration (PDF | 293KB)

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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