Hampton Office
Hampton Office

The City of Hampton 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 City of Hampton improve their lives.

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

1919 Commerce Drive
Suite 340
Hampton, VA 23666

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 727-1401
Fax: (757) 727-1422
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My Community’s Beautiful

When: Saturday, April 25th & June 27th , 2015

Where: North Phoebus Community Center, 249 West Chamberlain Avenue, Hampton, VA  23663

Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Cost: Free and Open to Public

Do you want to adopt a plant and grow it, so you can share it with others? We will give you a free starter plant to grow outside your home, that you can plant, adopt, and care for. Also, we will help you start a plant from seed that can be planted and shared in a community garden that will grow and return every year to enjoy. For information and registration, call Jill Simmons at 757-727-2691. Walk-Ins are Welcome! This is a partnership with VCE-Hampton Office, HRHA’s FSS Program, and North Phoebus Community.

My Community’s Beautiful Flyer (PDF | 427KB)

4-H State Congress

When: June 15-18, 2015

Where: Virginia Tech University

Cost: $240.00 (includes transportation and registration fees)

Deadline to Register: April 8, 2015

Registration Information: To register or for more information contact Karen Baker, 4-H Extension Agent, at 757-727-1401.

Virginia 4-H State Congress is the premier, statewide annual 4-H event for outstanding 4-H teens and adult volunteer leaders. Its mission 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.

2015 Hampton 4-H Junior Camp

When: July 27-31, 2015

Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, 3751 4-H Club Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost: Early-bird $230.00 (Balance due in full by June 26) or Regular $250.00 (Balance due in full by July 3). A deposit of $50.00 (non-refundable) is needed to reserve your space. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

Who: Boys & Girls Ages: 9-13 (child must be 9 years old by September 30, 2015).

Cost Includes: Lodging, Meals, T-shirt, Transportation, and Evening Programs.

Additional Information: Some of the classes this camp will offer: archery, air riflery, kayaking, fishing, arts and crafts, and much more!

Hampton 4-H Junior Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 558KB)

2015 Peninsula Master Gardener Training Course

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Fee: $115.00

Course Location: Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Road, Yorktown 23692

Date of Course: September 8 – November 19, 2015 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

2015Master Gardener Training Application (PDF | 174KB)

2015 Master Gardener Training Schedule (PDF | 238KB)

Become A Master Gardener

When: September 8 – November 18, 2015

Where: Providence United Methodist Church, 113 Old Dare Rd, Yorktown

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon

Cost: Course Fee: $115. Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, other materials, and background check.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

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.

Become A Master Gardener Flyer (PDF | 239KB)

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)

Horticulture Help-Line

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)