Roanoke Staff
Roanoke Staff

The Roanoke County/Roanoke & Salem 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 Roanoke County/Roanoke & Salem improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

3738 Brambleton Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24018-3639

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (540) 772-7524
Fax: (540) 776-7136
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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.

Roanoke Extension Office Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act

The Roanoke Office will be celebrating on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the South County Library. You are invited to share in some fun and educational events: 4-H kid's activities, Master Gardener Mobile Help Desk to answer your gardening needs, vegetable gardening & Real Food cooking seminar plus special "Birthday" cupcakes. Share your own Extension stories. Come join the fun!

Living in a Karst Region

When: April 22, 2014

Where: Roanoke Public Libraries, Raleigh Court Branch, 2112 Grandin Rd, SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Time: 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Living in a Karst Region Flyer (PDF | 337KB)

So... You Want to Grow a Few Vegetables?

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Where: Glenvar Branch Library

Time: 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

So... You Want to Grow a Few Vegetables? Flyer (PDF | 126KB)

Hydrangeas

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Where: Southern States Roanoke Co-op, 8649 Cloverdale Road, Troutville, VA 24175

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Registration: Space is limited. Please Pre-Register at (540) 992-1001

Hydrangeas Flyer (PDF | 190KB)

Cooking for Crowds

Food Safety for occasional food vendors and church cooks. Monday, April 28, 2014. 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Jefferson Center. Pre-register at 772-7524 or dchappel@vt.edu. Click on flyer for more information.

Cooking for Crowds Flyer (PDF | 229KB)

A Potpourri of Gardening Advice

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Where: Lowe's of Salem

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

A Potpourri of Gardening Advice Flyer (PDF | 211KB)

Real Food: Volunteer Training

Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:00am – 12:00noon. For people interested in food, nutrition and health, meeting new people and giving back to our community. Training consists of basic nutrition, food safety and serving. Volunteers will assist with health fairs, farmer’s market cooking demos, food/nutrition classes. Must pre-register at 772-7524 or dchappel@vt.edu. Click on flyer for more information.

Real Food Volunteer Training Flyer (PDF | 224KB)

Critters in the Garden

When: Saturday, May 24, 2014

Where: Lowe's of Salem

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Critters in the Garden Flyer (PDF | 437KB)

Dog Days of Summer

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Where: Lowe's of Salem

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

Dog Days of Summer Flyer (PDF | 427KB)

2014 Roanoke Valley 4-H Summer Camp

When: July 21-25, 2014

Where: W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake

For more information, contact the Roanoke 4-H Office, 3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018
Telephone: 540-772-7524, Emails: lesliep@vt.edu, amberkh@vt.edu

Roanoke Valley 4-H Summer Camp Flyer and Registration (PDF | 1MB)

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