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 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (757) 727-1401
Fax: (757) 727-1422
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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.

VA Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification

When: April 30, 2014

Where: Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Categories: 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10, 60

Cost: $40.00 registration fee if received by April 16, 2014 (Late fee: $50.00, space permitting)

  • Municipal Government employees EXEMPT of fees – space permitting
  • Make checks payable to: VCE-Portsmouth

Registration: To register, send form and registration fee to: Portsmouth Cooperative Extension, Attn: Pesticide Class, 105 Utah Street, Portsmouth, VA  23701

VA Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Flyer and Registration (PDF | 400KB)

Hampton VCE Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where: Bluebird Gap Farm, 60 Pine Chapel Road, Hampton, VA  23666

Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Rain Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014 9:00am-2:00pm; same location

Come out and see the variety of plants and shrubs on sale by the Hampton VCE Master Gardeners, these plants and shrubs are at a low and reasonable price and you can’t beat it anywhere else!!  

VA Commercial Pesticide Certification Training

When: May 19-21, 2014 (Testing on May 22, 2014)

Where: Hampton Roads Agriculture Research and Education Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

What: Categories Core/Registered Tech (May 19), 3a (May 20), and 3b (May 21)

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $20.00 registration fee per day by May 5, 2014 (Late fee: $25.00/day, space permitting)

  • Municipal Government employees EXEMPT of fees – space permitting
  • Make checks payable to: VCE-Virginia Beach

Registration: To register, send form and registration fee to: Virginia Beach Cooperative Extension, Attn: Pesticide,Class, 2449 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9002

VA Commercial Pesticide Certification Training Flyer and Registration (PDF | 246KB)

Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 10:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Sandy Bottom Nature Park, 1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666

Cost: Free and Open to the Public!

Exhibitors: Tidewater Oyster Gardening Association, Hampton Clean City Commission, Hampton Roads Solar Group, Hampton Master Gardeners, Peninsula VA Master Naturalists, and many more!

There will be vendors, door prizes, food, children’s activities, pet activities, and so much more. This expo will have workshops, exhibits, and talks about the following:  citizen influence on wetlands, water quality, and seafood of the Bay. Come and learn more about storm water pollution, landscape solutions, wetlands restoration, sea level rise, Virginia Deep-Sea red crab, oysters, and urban life at the edge of our beautiful, bountiful but vulnerable Chesapeake Bay.

Hampton Crabtown Environmental Expo Flyer (PDF | 348KB)

VA Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification

When: June 18, 2014

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-410-7112

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Categories: 3a, 3b, 5a, 6, 8, 10, 60

Cost: $40.00 registration fee if received by June 4, 2014 (Late fee: $50.00, space permitting)

  • Municipal Government employees EXEMPT of fees – space permitting
  • Make checks payable to: VCE-Chesapeake

Registration: To register, send form and registration fee to: Chesapeake Cooperative Extension, Attn: Pesticide Class, 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322

VA Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification Flyer and Registration (PDF | 389KB)

2014 Junior 4-H Camp

When: June 23-27, 2014

Where: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center

Camp Fee: Early Bird - $225.00(balance due in full by May 5) & Regular - $245.00 (balance due in full by June 1)

Camp fee includes: Lodging, meals, t-shirt, transportation, and evening programs. SPACE IS LIMITED!!! A $75.00 Deposit (Non-Refundable) is needed to reserve your space. Some of the classes offered: archery, air riflery, performing arts, swimming, canoeing, etc. Don’t wait, sign-up for this great opportunity!

2014 Junior 4-H Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 572KB)

Become a Master Gardener Course

When: September 2 - November 13, 2014

Where: Northside Christian Church, 1213 George Washington Memorial Highway, York County

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

Course Fee: $110.00

Application Deadline: July 15, 2014

This course teaches individuals to become a volunteer in their community, learn how to properly prune your trees and shrubs, become more knowledgeable of the plants you grow, and much more. MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension Office 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.

For more information about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, contact the Hampton Extension Office at 757-727-1401.

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.

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/

Peninsula Master Naturalist Basic Training Schedule, Spring 2014 (PDF | 265KB)

Virginia Master Naturalist Program Brochure (PDF | 1MB)