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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4H Cloverbuds

Do you have children age 5 through 8 years old?   Come on out on October 14th to learn about the 4H Cloverbud Program.   

Chesapeake 4H Clubs for 2016

Learn about all there is to Chesapeake's 4H Clubs for the 2016 - 2017 Year.

Shoreline Erosion

Trying to manage shoreline erosion on your property?    Consider a living shoreline approach.  

The Signs of Spring

It's Spring !  

Soil Testing:  During this time of year a lot of homeowners think about having their soil tested.    Soil testing is essential for any farmer or homeowner.   The homeowner tests for lawns and gardens cost $10.00.   The farmer/commercial operator soil test is free of charge.    In both cases, you are responsible for shipping your sample to the soil testing lab in Blacksburg.  

Vegetable Planting Dates:  If you are trying to start or improve on a vegetable garden, after you receive your soil sample test you can refer to our vegetable planting guide to determine what to plant and when.     

Rain Barrel Workshops: Whether you start a flower bed or a vegetable garden, you could take advantage of the benefits of using a rain barrel.  Attend one of our rain barrel workshops to learn about water conservation and you will also build a rain barrel to use at your home.   

Plant A Row: Our hope is that you have a plentiful harvest and if you have just too much, please share with those in Chesapeake that are needy.    During the months of June - September, the Master Gardeners will collect your donated fruits and vegetables at the Extension Trailer on Tuesdays from 9am - Noon.   Even if you are not a fruit or vegetable grower, you may still participate in Plant-A-Row by donating pantry items.   All canned and boxed items are welcomed and appreciated.  

Farmers' Market: If you don't create a home vegetable garden, you can still have access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables by visiting Chesapeake's Farmers' Market.   It is there that you can experience farmer-to-you seasonal produce that represents some of the best that the agriculture community has to offer.  The Farmers' Market will open in June.   

2016 Chesapeake 4H Summer Camp

Please save the date for Chesapeake's 4H Junior Summer Camp.