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
Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Gardening Talks & Workshops
The Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners are proud to present the 2016 Gardening Talk & Workshops Series. This FREE series is open to the public and held at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library on select Mondays from 7:00pm-8:00pm. To see the 2016 schedule, click
Virginia Beach Master Gardeners Gardening Talks & Workshops Brochure (PDF | 717KB)
2016 Rain Barrel Workshops
Join the VCE Master Gardener Water Stewards to learn about water conservation and build a rain barrel to use at your home. Registration is required at Rain Barrel Workshops Registration page.
Rain Barrel Workshop 2016 Dates:
- March 12
- April 9
- May 14
- June 11
- July 9
- August 13
- September 10
- October 8
Drinking Water Clinic
Do you have a well? Do you know what's in your water? Through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, we will offer an opportunity for affordable water testing, help interpreting water test results, and information about addressing problems. Attend a Drinking Water Clinic on July 18, 2016 at the Virginia Beach VCE Office to learn more about having your water tested. Learn more about well water testing on the Virginia Household Water Quality Program website.
Fall Gardening Festival
Want to learn more about savvy coastal gardening? Join the Virginia Beach Extension Master Gardeners at their annual horticultural celebration on September 24, 2016 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Enjoy demonstrations, garden tours, children's activities, a plant sale and more!
Fall Gardening Festival Flyer (PDF | 478KB)
At Work With Roy Flanagan, Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Va. Beach
Roy Flanagan stands next to a field planted with winter wheat in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot)
I’m born and raised in Virginia Beach on a family farm in Pungo. Growing up on a farm and being involved in 4-H, Cooperative Extension was a big part of my childhood. My first job was actually recycling pesticide containers as a teenager. I manned a trailer at the city dump over the summer.
When I graduated from Ferrum College, my plan was to farm full time. It was not my father’s plan. But my wife and myself farm about 200 acres in Pungo part time.
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