Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Free Public Seminars this Fall
Fall Vegetable Gardening
By planning and planting a fall vegetable garden it is possible to have fresh vegetables up to and even past the first frosts. Learn how to take care of your summer veggies as well as when and how to plant fall crops to extend the enjoyment of your garden.
7/26/2014 10:30 AM Meadowdale Library
Fall Lawn Care
Late summer through early fall is the best time to sow grass seed and to perform lawn renovation. How to select the best type of grass for different lawn conditions, renovation or repair options, crabgrass and grub control, mole and fertilizer selection and application timing. The focus is on turf management practices that are environmentally sound.
8/13/2014 6:00 PM Central Library
The fall season and even some of the milder weather periods of early winter present great possibilities in weed control. What does the season have to do with control? There are a few major reasons: 1) many of our most problematic weeds in Virginia home lawns are cool-season broadleaf perennials, and fall is a time when they are actively growing.
Bring your weeds for identification!
8/19/2014 6:00 PM Chester Library
Selecting and Planting Shrubs Correctly
It has been a hot summer but fall is right around the corner. Cooler temperatures and changing colors are a welcome change in Virginia. Fall can be a great time to spruce up your landscape with some new shrubs. The very best time of year to plant, in terms of root growth and plant establishment, is during the fall. Learn how to choose the right shrub for the right location and how to plant them correctly.
8/20/2014 6:00 PM Midlothian Library
9/10/2014 4:00 PM Clover Hill Library
Alternatives to Grass
A lush lawn can be an appealing element in the home landscape and provides many important benefits, like reducing stormwater runoff and cleaning the air. In some situations, lawns simply are not practical. Come and learn what your alternatives are….
9/9/2014 6:00 PM Midlothian Library
Trees: Selection and Planting
The average life span for a tree in the landscape is only eight years due to poor design and planting techniques. Homeowners and landscapers often place trees in situations where trees have little chance of survival. Successful tree planting and establishment needs attention to several factors. Come and find out how to plant your trees and shrubs to give them the best chance to thrive.
9/17/2014 6:00 PM Central Library
Pruning is a regular part of plant maintenance involving the selective removal of specific plant parts. There are several basic reasons to prune. Whatever the reason for pruning, timing is a key factor for successful results. Learn the basics of correct pruning in this seminar.
9/17/2014 6:00 PM Midlothian Library
Beekeeping for the Curious
One in every three tablespoons of food derives directly from the pollinating process of the humble bumble bee. But hives are collapsing at an accelerating rate with significant environmental consequences. Come and learn what it takes to keep bees. Find out how bees form hives and pollinate your plants.
9/24/2014 6:00 PM Central Library
While these seminars are free, registration is encouraged as space is limited. Please call the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension at 804-751-4401 or email us at email@example.com to register.
Grass Roots & Learn Your Landscape Programs 2014
Grass Roots and Learn Your Landscape Programs 2014
The Grass Roots Program is closed for this year. Thank you for joining us! Please call us at 804-751-4401 to be placed on the waiting list for Spring 2015.
The Learn Your Landscape Program is currently full. We have reached our maximum number of registrants. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for 2015, please call the Chesterfield County Extension Office at 804-751-4401.
FCS News and Programs
Family Consumer Sciences has a line up of educational workshops for 2014. Some of these include "Making Your Money Go Further", "Minimizing Holiday Debt", "Small Steps to Health and Wealth", "Nutrition, Family Food Safety and Stretching Your Food Dollar" and "Fit Extension Connection". For more information, please contact Linda Jackson Cole, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, at 804-751-4401 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see a more detailed listing of the educational workshops being offered, please click here.
Asian Needle Ant
The Asian Needle Ant: As a health risk, this ant's venom can produce reactions ranging from mild irritation to
life-threatening anaphylaxis. To read more click on this link:
Agriculture and Natural Resources Info
The Chesterfield County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is proud to serve our residents with numerous lawn and garden programs and services.
Master 4-H Volunteer Program
Master 4-H Volunteer Program
4-H is looking for volunteers for the Master 4-H Volunteer Program. For more information
please contact Bethany Eigel; the 4-H Agent at email@example.com, or Jennifer Farrow; the 4-H Technician
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-751-4401.
4-H Spring 2014 Newsletter
Chesterfield 4-H: It is officially Spring! Please enjoy the attached 4-H Newsletter. It has some fantastic
contributions from our members & is also full of great things coming up in the next few months!
New! Equine Resources page recently added!