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
Master Food Volunteer Training
Support Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educators with education and outreach. Volunteers are vital to FCS programs. There is something for everyone!
Orientation: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Training: September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 and 11, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Master Food Volunteer Training Flyer (PDF | 760KB)
Portsmouth program aims to help the homeless make the most of grocery store trips
A trip to the supermarket can be a real balancing act for some, especially when funds are limited and access to a kitchen is not always a given.
With thousands of choices lining the aisles and brightly colored fruit and vegetables piled high in the produce department, it can be confusing and slow trying to pick items for a balanced diet without going broke.
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Norfolk and Portsmouth 4-H Newsletter
Newsletter and Program Updates
Would you like to receive notification about FCS, 4-H , lawn and garden programs or upcoming public seminars? If you are not receiving our bi annual newsletter and program updates, send us an email requesting that you be placed on the recipient list to receive these notifications.
Email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FCS News and Programs
For more information see the Family and Consumer Sciences program page.
4-H News and Programs
For more information see the 4-H Youth Development page.
Agriculture and Natural Resources News and Programs
Portsmouth Master Gardener free garden lectures
The Portsmouth Master Gardeners have announced the topics for their free monthly garden series. See the Agriculture and Natural Resources page.
For more information see the Agriculture and Natural Resources page.
City of Portsmouth Extension Office, Bicentennial Celebration, May 2014
Virginia Cooperative Extension- City of Portsmouth office takes part of the Nationwide Cooperative Extension 100th Year Celebration. This was a collaborative effort involving our entire office: Unit Administrative Assistant, 4-H Youth Development Intern, Agriculture and Natural Resources/(Horticulture Agent) & Unit Coordinator & Master Gardeners, Family Nutrition Program Assistant, and Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent & Master Food Volunteers.
City of Portsmouth Extension Office, Bicentennial Celebration Image Gallery