Goochland Extension Office
Goochland Extension Office

The Goochland 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 Goochland 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.

1876 Sandy Hook Rd
P.O. Box 20
Goochland, VA 23063

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

Main Office: (804) 556-5841
Fax: (804) 556-3144
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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

Success with Herbs: The Summer Herb Garden Harvesting, Use, and Maintenance

The next class in the GPMGA  "Success with Herbs" series will be held on June 25 from 8:45 a.m. to noon at Reynolds Community College, Goochland Campus. 

This session will include information on:

  • the best ways to harvest, preserve and store your herb garden’s bounty
  • the many ways to use herbs
  • how to maintain your herbs in summer to keep them beautiful and productive

See the attached flier for additional information.

There is no fee for the session, but participants must pre-register. You can register online using this Google link:

(Class size is limited due to space constraints. If responses total more than the limit, there will be a waiting list and you will be notified.

The other classes in the series are as follows (all held at JSRCC Goochland campus 9-noon):

  • August 13, 2016   Propagating Herbs
  • October 15, 2016  Putting your Herb Garden to Bed for the Winter 

**You will need to register for each session in the series separately. Registration for each of the other classes will be opened 4 weeks before the workshop date.**

Success with Herbs: The Summer Herb Garden Harvesting, Use, and Maintenance Flyer (PDF | 325KB)

Goochland County 4-H Junior Summer Camp

When: July 11-15, 2016

Where: Jamestown 4-H Camp, Williamsburg, VA

Ages: All youth ages 9-13

Cost: $255

Registration information

Goochland Leadership Enterprise

The Goochland Leadership Enterprise program consists of twelve sessions and a Graduation dinner. The majority of meetings are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. at various locations around the County with one daytime meeting at the State Capital. The registration fee is the only cost to the participant and covers materials and meals during Orientation, Day at the Capital, Dinner with the Supervisors and the Graduation Dinner. Scholarships are available on a need basis. Applications will be accepted beginning June 1st, apply early as the class size is limited.

Goochland Leadership Enterprise Brochure (PDF | 518KB)

Goochland Leadership Enterprise Application (PDF | 67KB)

Goochland Office Quarterly Newsletter

Second Quarter, Spring/Summer 2016 (PDF | 444KB)

Goochland and/or Powhatan Extension Offices’ E-mail Mailing Lists

Are you interested in learning more about gardening, horses, goats, or you are an agricultural producer interested in pest updates? Click here and sign up to be on the Goochland and/or Powhatan Extension offices’ e-mail/mailing lists. We are a not for profit educational non-bias organization, here to serve you. These lists are confidential and we will not sell or share your information. You will receive a few e-mails a month about upcoming educational events in the area related to your interests. To unsubscribe please reply to e-mail received or contact our office. We look forward to seeing you out at an upcoming educational event soon!”

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