The City of Richmond 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 City of Richmond improve their lives.

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

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  • Richmond City Spring Master Gardener Training Class

Who are We:

  • Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators that work within their local communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training.

What do we do?

Provide guidance on sustainable landscapes.

Conduct Plant Clinics

Oversee teaching and demonstration gardens

Staff the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk

Run annual Spring educational seminars 

   The VCE Richmond City Master Gardeners invite you to attend their Spring training class!  Share your passion for horticulture with others in your community, learn skills and information to assist on your horticulture journey, and engage in educational and community outreach.

When:  Mondays & Wednesdays beginning February 19, 2018 to May 7, 2018

Where:  Pine Camp Arts & Community Center 4901 Old Brook Road Richmond VA  23227

Time: 6:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.

Cost: $150 which includes manual and classroom materials

Contact Brittany Council at (804)786-4150 for more details, the application is available below.  Applications are due by February 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

Richmond City Junior Camp

Richmond City joins with Newport News, Middlesex and Matthews counties to take up to 180 youth ages 9 to 13 to Jamestown 4-H Camp.  The 2018 week will be August 13-17.

Camp is an opportunity to make new friends, learn and have fun in a safe environment.  For evening fun there's a pool party and singing around the campfire.  Campers select their own classes (archery, kayaking, air rifle, arts/crafts and much more).

Registration is open now.  There is a $75 deposit required to secure your childs spot, the remaining balance of the $300 fee is due in full prior to July 1st, 2018 

Would you like to support a youth from the City of Richmond who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend camp? 

SEDR2 District 4-H Contest March 10, 2018

To be held again this year at New Kent Middle School.  Youth can participate in TWO contests from Presentations, Fashion Revue, Public Speaking, Share the Fun and Visual Art.

Fee is $5 per contestant and will be collected on site, the day of the contest.  Bring exact change as change will not be available.

Please see contest flyer below for more details and register HERE