Virginia Cooperative Extension Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially established the National Cooperative Extension System. Activities are being planned throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the centennial in 2014. Events will be held in local communities, recognition of our Extension volunteers, and even a Virginia Cooperative Extension Day on May 8! Check this site frequently for periodic centennial updates and articles about Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and events.
Small Fruit & Vegetable Program: 2014 Commercial Vegetable & Berry Field Day
Place: VSU-Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, VA 23803
Date: July 24, 2014
Cost: Free and Open to the public! Must register on-line at: http://tinyurl.com/2014cvbfd-com
2014 Commercial Vegetable & Berry Field Day Agenda (PDF | 820KB)
This year’s keynote speaker – Ellen Polishuk is an ecoganic vegetable grower, biological farm consultant and teacher. She helps farmers, agricultural professionals and eater of all kinds to appreciate and understand the complexity and beauty of food: the nexus of plants, soils and people. Currently, Ellen is one of three owners and a co-manager of the Loudoun County part of Potomac Vegetable Farms (PVF) where she cultivates 20 acres of land using organic practices: 10 acres of vegetables and herbs, 10 acres of soil building crops. PVF in total sells at 6 farmers markets; runs two roadside stands and serves a 550 member CSA in the Washington DC metropolitan area. For many years, Ellen has presented workshops at conferences and meetings around the country on numerous agricultural topics including: composting, marketing, weed control, farm business management, soils, fertility, and labor.
Hampton Master Gardeners are available on the following days & times to answer any type of lawn, garden, or plant questions you may have.
Monday's - 8:30am - 11:30am
Tuesday's - 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday's - 9:00am-11:00am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday's - 9:00am-11:00am
Please contact our VCE-Hampton office at 757-727-1401.
Virginia Master Naturalist Program
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)