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
2016-2017 Pesticide Classes
There are several Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Classes in the Hampton Roads area scheduled for the coming months.
Portsmouth - November 9, 2016
Virginia Beach - December 8, 2016
York/Poquoson - April 17, 2017
Chesapeake - June 14, 2017
Please contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension office for the specific class you are interested in, if you need further details.
Community Garden Startup
Community Garden - Are you looking to find or start a community garden? Would you be interested in helping grow vegetables with our Healthy Chesapeake initiative to help get vegetables to people in areas with limited access to fresh produce? We can help with providing soil test kits, answering questions on when and what to plant, provide talks on composting, growing different vegetables, crop rotation plans, insect identification, etc. for your group.
Browse through this publication from California to get a better idea of how to create a community garden. If you would like to be informed on any new community garden locations and/or initiatives please send an email to Mikeand@vt.edu with your name, address and phone number and I will add you to the email list. You can also ask more specific questions at the same email address.
2017 Master Gardener Classes
Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteer Orientation - Come find out what being a Master Gardener is all about from 3-4pm on Tuesday November 8th at Russell Memorial Library or Tuesday, November 15th at Central Library.
We will be holding classes in 2017 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-Noon beginning January 10th and ending March 28th, 2017. Classes will be held at the TCC Chesapeake Campus. The fee for the training manual and other supplies this year is $125 plus $9.95 for the necessary background check to teach in schools, retirement centers, etc. For further information, please review the Master Gardener Application and orientation flyer.
Master Gardener Application Part I
Master Gardener Application Part 2
Chesapeake 4H Clubs for 2016
Learn about all there is to Chesapeake 4H Clubs for the 2016 - 2017 Year.
Trying to manage shoreline erosion on your property? Consider a living shoreline approach.