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
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)
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)