Chesapeake Staff
Chesapeake Staff

The City of Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake improve their lives.

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

310 Shea Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 382-6348
Fax: (757) 382-6665
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2015 Pesticide Classes

There are several Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes in the Hampton Roads area scheduled for the coming months.  

Hampton - March 19, 2015  

Portsmouth - April 30, 2015

Chesapeake - June 16, 2015 

Please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office for the specific class you are interested in, if you need further details. 

Private Well

Register to have your private well water tested this summer at our clinic in Chesapeake.  After registering, you will attend your choice of a morning (July 27th) or an evening (July 28th) session at Central Library to pick up your water testing kit and hear more about how to sample your water.  We will explain some of the things the test will reveal about your water.  On July 29th you will drop off your water sample for us to transport to our laboratory at Virginia Tech where the analysis will be run.  On August 27, you will pick up your test results at Central Library at a morning or evening session where we will explain the results of your water test.  The cost is $49 per sample.  Download our brochure to read more details.

Chesapeake 2015 Summer Camp

Junior Camp is open to all youth 9-13 (at least 9 years old by September 30, 2015).   Youth whose 13th birthday is after January 1, 2015 but before October 1, 2015 may enroll as a camper.   This year's camp will be the week of August 10th in Wakefield, Va.   Register your child today by downloading our brochure.   It may be mailed to us with the $100 deposit to secure a spot at camp.    

Growing Gardeners

Registration is now open to youth in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, that want to learn more about gardening and horticulture.  This is a seven week beginning gardening class to be conducted by the Chesapeake Master Gardeners, which will begin April 14th. 

Please view our brochure to register or learn more about this afterschool program.