Cumberland County Staff
Cumberland County Staff

The Cumberland County 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 Cumberland County improve their lives.

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

1548 Anderson Highway
P.O. Box 80
Cumberland, VA 23040

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 492-4390
Fax: (804) 492-5718
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Situation Analysis Reports

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Reports

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 Gardening Series Workshop

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Where: Prince Edward Extension Office

Time: 5PM - 7 PM

When: March 14 - April 11 - May 9 - June 13 - July 11 - August 8 - September 12 - October 10 - and November 14

Cost: $30 for the entire series or $5 per class.

Register with the Prince Edward Extension Office by calling 434-392-4246 or email

Are you interested in growing your own vegetables?  Join the Prince Edward Extension Office each month in the demonstration garden to learn step-by-step.  Topics include but are not limited to: principles of organic gardening, building soil health, seed starting & seedling care, attracting bees, butterflies, & other beneficial insects, weed control, trellising, & water management, companion planting & square food gardening.  This series also includes cooking & food preservation demos!

Please click on the link below to view the flyer for more details:

2016 Gardening Series flyer (PDF | 342KB)

2016 4H Jr Summer Camp

It's camp time!

Mark your calendar!  Cumberland will be going to 4H Jr. Camp July 11-15, 2016.  This camp is open to Cumberland youth ages 9-13 and is an overnight camp held at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, VA.  Cumberland youth will also be camping with Albemarle/Charlottesville and Nelson counties.  The cost for camp is $190 which includes transportation, lodging, meals, class fees, and a camp tee-shirt.  4-H Jr. Camp is accredited through the American Camping Association and staffed with highly qualified staff and teen/adult volunteers on a 1:8 ratio of counselor to camper.

While at camp, youth will attend four classes of their choosing among archery, canoeing, outdoor cooking, crafts, fishing, nature, theater, riflery, swimming, and low/high ropes.  The theme for this year’s camp is “Space” and certain evening programs and other activities will focus around that theme.

Click on the links below to view the brochure/registration form and financial assistance form:

2016 4H Jr Summer Camp brochure (PDF | 443KB)

2016 Jr Camp financial assistance form (PDF | 489KB)

Upcoming 4H Camps

It's camp time!

2016 UPCOMING 4-H CAMPS.....Please look over the list of camps below and click on the brochure for more details on any of the camps that you would like to learn more about.

2016 Environmental Day Camp is being held June 8-10 and is open to youth in grades 6-8 for the 2015-16 school year.  Youth will be dropped off each morning at 8 AM and picked up each afternoon at 4:30 PM at the Cumberland Extension Office.  The cost is $10.00 which includes a field trip each day.  The youth will visit 2 local State Parks to hike, go on a canoe scavenger hunt, swim, fish, and much more.

2016 Wildlife Detective Day Camp is being held June 14-17 at Bear Creek Lake State Park.  The camp is open to Cumberland youth ages 9-13 and youth will be dropped off each morning at 8:30 AM and picked up each afternoon at 3:00 PM at the park pavilion area.  Cost is $30.00 for all 4 days.  Some of the planned activities include insect investigations, mammals, snakes/frogs/turtles, forest habitats, electro shock fishing, canoeing, swimming, and much more.  Kids will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks every day EXCEPT Friday because there is a cookout.

2016 Summer Cloverbud Camp is being held June 17-19 at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center.  It is open to youth ages 5-8 and is designed to introduce younger children to the 4-H camping experience. Cost is $87 per camper if registered by May 27th and $97 per camper if registered after May 27th.  Parents will be responsible to dropping off and picking up their child directly from Holiday Lake.

2016 Cloverbuddies SUNsational Day Camp is being held July 26-28 at Bear Creek Lake State Park.  The camp is open to Cumberland youth ages 5-8 and youth will be dropped off each morning at 10:00 AM and picked up each afternoon at 2:00 PM at the park pavilion area.  Cost is $20.00 per camper for all 3 days.   During camp, campers will be fishing, hiking, swimming, canoeing, making crafts and playing games.

Please click on the links below to view the brochures:

2016 Environmental Day Camp brochure (PDF | 410KB)

2016 Wildlife Detective Day Camp brochure (PDF | 694KB)

2016 4H Summer Cloverbud Camp (PDF | 191KB)

2016 4H Cloverbuddies SUNsational Day Camp brochure (PDF | 352KB)

Cumberland 4-H Program overview


4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.  The Cumberland County 4-H Program offers youth ages 5-19 opportunities to participate in a livestock club, educational contests, day and overnight camps, after school programs, and much more!

To find out more about the Cumberland County 4-H Program, contact:

Linda Eanes, Cumberland 4-H Extension Agent, by calling 804-492-4390 or email


4-H Motto:  To Make the Best Better!

4-H Pledge:

I pledge...My HEAD to Clearer Thinking,

My HEART to Greater Loyalty,

My HANDS to Larger Service,

and My HEALTH to Better Living,

For My Club, My Community, My Country, and My World.

4-H Colors: Green & White

The white is for purity.

The green, nature's most common color, is for life, springtime, and youth.



Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners

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What is a Master Gardener?

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are a unique group of volunteers who work under the guidance of VCE to provide unbiased, research-based, environmentally sound horticulture information to the public.

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener Trainees complete 50 hours of classroom instruction in subjects such as basic botany; soils & fertilizers; plant propagation; diagnosing plant damage; pesticide use & safety; trees & shrubs; lawn & turf management; pruning; landscape design; water quality; and organic practices. After the classroom instruction has been satisfactorily completed, the trainee becomes a Master Gardener Intern. Interns are required to volunteer an additional 50 hours during their first year before becoming an official VCE Master Gardener. Active Master Gardeners must receive an additional 8 hours of advanced training and volunteer at least 20 hours each year to remain a VCE Master Gardener.

Click here to view the Heart of Virginia Master Gardener website

Central Piedmont Master Naturalists



The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Who Can Participate?

People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. It is open to all adults regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.


Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The process for becoming a certified Virginia Master Naturalist typically takes 6 to 12 months. One starts by completing a 40-hour basic training course offered by a local chapter of the program. An additional 8 hours of advanced training are also required. An important part of the certification process is the required 40 hours of volunteer service.

Chapters are in development across Virginia. In an area where there is no existing chapter, several interested people and an advisor from a sponsoring agency can start their own.

Click here to view the Central Piedmont Master Naturalist website