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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Phone: 757-890-4940   TDD: 757-890-3621 

Virginia Cooperative Extension


P.O. Box 532
100 County Drive
Yorktown, VA 23690
Phone: 757-890-4940
TDD: 757-890-3621
Office Hours:     
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

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Virginia Cooperative Extension provides educational programs conducted in workplaces, schools, and communities of Virginians.  Research based information from Virginia Tech and Virginia State University is used by Extension Agents and their volunteers to teach people innovative ways to solve problems.

Virginia Cooperative Extension responds to the needs of individuals, families, groups and organizations with educational programs in the three broad areas: ANR, FCS, & 4-H. The York/Poquoson Office accomplishes this through newsletters, clinics, workshops, and outreach by community volunteers.


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The York/Poquoson Master Gardeners will have a monthly Talk in the Garden at the York Learning Garden located at 301 Goodwin Neck Rd. (between Goodwin Neck Rd and the York County Public Safety Building) on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 11:30-Noon until October.  Bring your lunch and listen to a different topic each month. 
July's Topic:  Butterfly Gardens & Native Plants      Thursday, July 20, 2017      Location: Classroom area of Learning Garden

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  The Virginia Cooperative Extension Peninsula Master Gardeners are once again sponsoring the “Go Green Expo”, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center, 570 McLawhorne Drive.  This FREE  family indoor event will be from 10:00am-3pm and is open to the public!  This year’s theme is “Eat Local, Grow Local, Live Local.” 
For event details and vendor registration visit:

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Applications now being accepted for the 2017 Master Gardener Training Course.  Registration deadline is July 10, 2017.
Visit the Peninsula Master Gardener Training Page for the application and schedules.

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Master Gardener Volunteers can answer your Horticultural and Environmental questions year round. 
Visit the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk page for more information.

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All Plots at the York County Community Garden are taken.  If you would like to be added to the waitlist,

York County Community Garden Rules

If you would like more information on the garden, email or call 757-890-4940.

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Sally Brooks, Extension 4-H AgentSally Brooks, is the Extension 4-H Agent for York County, the City of Poquoson, and James City County and serves as the Unit Coordinator for the York/Poquoson VCE office. In her role as Unit Coordinator, she oversees the office’s financial accounts and budgets, program directives, and office procedures and supervises office staff. In her role as Extension 4-H Agent, her responsibilities include developing and delivering research-based youth programs focused on leadership, citizenship, healthy living, environmental education, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She is also responsible for recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers to help deliver 4-H programs.

Sally holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the College of Idaho, and a Master of Science degree in Marine Science from the College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. She has worked in community-based youth education programs since 2009 and served as a 4-H Agent since 2011.  She has been with the York/Poquoson Extension office since 2014.

Call me at 757-890-4940 or 

Megan Tierney, VCE Agriculture and Natural Resources AgentMegan Tierney, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent specializing in Environmental Horticulture, provides research based educational information to the public in York County and the City of Poquoson through multiple avenues including programs, outreach, volunteers, events, and customer service.  She manages the York/Poquoson VCE Master Gardeners, serves as the advisor to the Peninsula Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, and advises the Coordinator of the Newport News Master Gardeners as a Faculty Member of Virginia Tech.

Megan received her Masters of Science in Management with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness from Troy University and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a concentration in Ornamental Horticulture from Christopher Newport University.  She is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist, has a Category 10 Pesticide Educators License and is certified in ICS: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800.  She is a Member of the National Association for County Agriculture Agents, Virginia Association of Agricultural Extension Agents, Hampton Roads Alliance for Environmental Education, Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, a Board member and Advisor to the Peninsula Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, a board member with the Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course and the advisor to the Peninsula VCE Master Gardener Training Committee.

Call me at 757-890-4940 or