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.
2014 Master Gardener Course
The 2014 Master Gardener Course begins September 9. The classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings for twelve weeks. Please review the Becoming a Master Gardener Brochure below for more information about the Master Gardener Program. If you are interested in taking the course please call or email our office to request a registration packet be mailed to you.
Becoming a Master Gardener Brochure
Smart Green Lawn Program
Smart Green Lawns Program
Is Your Lawn Out of Control?
Then you need the Smart Green Lawns Program!
When you sign up for Smart Green Lawn by registering and paying a nominal fee a
Master Gardener Volunteer will come and:
• Collect a soil sample
• Measure your total lawn area
You will receive
• A Smart Green Lawn care handbook
• A customized lime & fertilizer plan for your lawn
The Smart Green Lawn Program will help you learn turf fertilization, maintenance practices and timing that prevent problems based on the research conducted at Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities.
Please click on the links to download an informational flyer and an enrollment application.
Smart Green Lawn Program Flyer
Smart Green Lawn Enrollment Application
Stafford Plant Clinics
Are you having problems with your lawn or garden? Is something eating your roses? If your plants are not doing well or if you are being pestered by a particular insect pest or plant disease, you can learn what it is and get recommendations to control the pest or improve the health of your plants… for free!
Become a part of our Stafford 4-H Clubs!
4-H Clubs cover a wide area of interest. Please visit our 4-H program page or contact our office for more information. It's time for Learn by Doing fun with 4-H! *Note: when Stafford County Schools are closed due to inclement weather all 4-H programs are canceled for that day.*