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.
Richmond City Master Gardener Program
Master Gardeners are trained and supervised under the auspices of Cooperative Extension. When an individual works as a Master Gardener, he or she acts as a representative of Cooperative Extension within the Richmond City Community.
What is a Virginia Master Gardener?
An individual who acts on behalf of VCE as a volunteer educator within his or her community after receiving specialized training in environmental horticulture through cooperative programming with VCE.
What is the role of Virginia Master Gardeners?
These volunteer educators serve as partners with VCE to promote and present programs on all aspects of horticulture to protect and enhance the environment, including turf, landscape, vegetables, trees and shrubs, and pest management practices.
Master Gardener Brochure (PDF | 3MB)
2014 Richmond City Recertification Form (PDF | 239KB)
2014 Master Gardener Application (PDF | 415KB)
Virginia Master Gardener Program Website
Pest Management Guides Available
The 2014 version of Virginia Cooperative Extension's Pest Management Guides are now available on our website. The guides cover Field Crops, Home Grounds and Animals, and Horticultural and Forest Crops.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun.