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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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

Remarkable Trees of Bluebird Gap Farm

A Tour for People Who Love Trees

May 7, 2016

9:00am—Noon       

Bluebird Gap Farm

60 Pine Chapel Road

Hampton, VA 23666

Join the Hampton Master Gardener Tree Stewards and the Hampton Clean City Commission on a gentle walking tour of trees at Bluebird Gap Farm. Among the trees highlighted on the tour are dawn redwood, catalpa, gingko, Kentucky yellowwood, and more.

Sign up by email at hccc@hampton.gov. Call 727-1130 for more information.

Remarkable Trees of Bluebird Gap Farm Flyer (PDF | 302KB)

Jamestown 4-H Educational Center: Family Fun Day and Open House

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time: Noon to 4:00pm

Location: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center, 3751 4-H Club Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Cost: Free Admission and Open to the Public

Kindly requested to RSVP at 757-253-4931 and for more information!

This event is for the entire family to come out and spend the afternoon along the shores of the James River. Some of the Free Camp Programs that will be offered that afternoon are: archery, fishing, arts & crafts, family boating on the James River, face painting, carnival games and activities for children of all ages, and much more. Learn more about the Jamestown 4-H Center programs including: 4-H Junior Summer Camp, Specialty Camp, Operation Purple Camps, Jimmy James Adventure Day Camp. There will be food available to purchase that day as well.

Family Fun Day and Open House Flyer (PDF | 309KB)

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)

Situation Analysis Report

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 Report, City of Hampton, 2013

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)

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.