4H Cloverbud Afterschool Club
Cumberland 4-H’s Afterschool Cloverbud Club will be resuming with the start of the new school year. This club is open to youth ages 5-8. The kids will meet once a month afterschool from September 2013 to April 2014 at the Cumberland Extension Office. The club will meet from 3:30 – 5:00 and the meeting dates are for the following Tuesday afternoons: September 17th, October 8th, November 12th, February 11th, March 11th, and April 8th. Activities include nature-based themes, story time, local field trips, community giving, snacks, and much more! The cost is $30 which covers food and supplies for all of the meetings.
Pre-registration and payment are required so please contact the extension office at 804-492-4390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the link below to view the flyer for more details:
2013 Cloverbud Club flyer (PDF | 494KB)
Join a Cumberland 4-H Club Now!
Are you looking for something fun and worthwhile for your child? Cumberland County has a Cloverbud Club for ages 5-8, a shooting club, a horse club and a livestock club for your child to join.
Please see the link below for more information about these Cumberland 4-H Clubs:
Cumberland 4H Clubs (PDF | 297KB)
Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners
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.
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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