Virginia Cooperative Extension

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) 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, and 4-H. The York/Poquoson Office accomplishes this through newsletters, clinics, workshops, and outreach by community volunteers.

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  • If you have a horticultural questions please see our “Master Gardeners Help Desk” link to the left and or email 
  • If you have a teen that wants leadership experience then we have just the opportunity for them and it looks great on college applications.  Becoming a 4-H Teen Counselor (Ages 15-18) for our 4-H Junior Camp gives them life skills in leadership and Volunteerism. Teens benefit by attending trainings to prepare them to lead at the week-long overnight Camp and get a discounted/guaranteed Camp Registration, if accepted.  4-H Teen Counselor and Counselor in Training (CIT) applications are available here. See our  4-H Junior Camp webpage for more information about 4-H Junior Camp. 
  • Save the Date! 2024 4-H Overnight Junior Camp will be July 22nd-26th

Healthy Virginia Lawns Spring Visits

Get ready for Spring! 

The York-Poquoson Master Gardeners will come out to your property, take a soil sample, measure your turf area and answer all of your lawn, tree, shrub, and garden questions. You will receive a certified Nutrient Management Plan good for three years. 
Visits begin on March 12th and cost $20. 
Register HERE or call the VCE office at 757-890-4940.

Virginia Peninsula Master Naturalist Spring Basic Training

The course begins March 6. Applications for the Spring 2024 Peninsula Master Naturalist Training class are now being accepted. Application processing will begin in early January 2024; please note that applications will be processed in the order they are received. Registration and more information can be found HERE.