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 Hampton Junior 4-H Camp
When: July 18-22, 2016
Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center
Ages: 9 – 13 years old (must be 9 years old by September 30, 2016)
Cost: $235.00(early bird – balance due in full by June 6), $255.00 (regular fee – balance due in full by June 29). Cost includes: lodging, meals, t-shirt, transportation, and evening programs.
Other Information: SPACE IS LIMITED!!! A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your space. Some of the classes offer: archery, arts and crafts, swimming, kayaking, fishing, etc.
2016 Junior 4-H Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 646KB)
Become A Master Gardener
Master Gardeners are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension Offices in educating the public in general gardening practices as well as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. To become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer. Classes cover some of the following topics: insects, pruning, vegetables, soils, lawns, trees and shrubs, etc.
Course Fee: $130.00 (fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check; background check fee of $10.00 is non-refundable).
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016
Download Application at: http://www.yorkcounty.gov/vce
An individual may take the course in person or through virtual hybrid training:
In-Person Course: September 6 – November 17, 2016, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am to 12 noon, Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Rd., Yorktown.
Virtual Hybrid Training Class: September 6 – November 15, 2016 (dates pending), Lessons On-Line and 3 Saturdays plus Wednesday evening reviews; Class minimum required.
For more information about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, contact Virginia Cooperative Extension Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
Become A Master Gardener Flyer (PDF | 254KB)
Become A Master Gardener Application (PDF | 988KB)
Volunteers Screening Guidelines
Volunteer screening supports the process of educating volunteer applicants about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and creates the opportunity to allow faculty and staff to learn more about the interests of the volunteer applicant. The screening process also helps to protect the well-being of Virginia Cooperative Extension programs, its participants, and volunteers.
Volunteers Screening Guidelines Brochure (PDF | 447KB)
Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have.
- Mondays: 9am -11am & 2pm - 4pm
- Tuesdays: 9am -11am
- Wednesdays: 2pm - 4pm
- Thursdays: 2pm - 4pm
- Fridays: 9am - 11am
Please contact our VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
VCE State Master Gardener website
Hampton Master Gardeners website
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Cohort 8
The Peninsula Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists is now accepting applications for their sixth cohort of trainees! The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service for the benefit of the Commonwealth's natural resources and natural areas. See the "About Us" page of the chapter's website for details and application information: http://vmnpeninsula.weebly.com/.
Virginia Master Naturalist Program Brochure (PDF | 1MB)
State 4-H Congress — "Tell Your Story"
When: June 27-30, 2016
Cost: $215 (includes lodging (3 nights), meals (Monday dinner - Thursday breakfast), workshops and t-shirt)
Ages: 14 to 18 years old
Where: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Deadline to Register: April 20, 2016
For more information, contact VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
The mission of Virginia 4-H State Congress is to provide competitive and non-competitive educational experiences to Virginia teens and the adults who work with them, helping them to develop life skills and leadership abilities to become contributing citizens in their communities. Some of the goals of Virginia 4-H State Congress are to promote an understanding of the value of diversity among Congress participants; enhance teen's sense of personal and social responsibility through an environment that fosters independence, accountability, decision-making and time management; enhance skill development through all 4-H Congress activities including the Great Summer Showcase, Service Learning, and Competitions; and much more.