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Soil Sample kits available in our office or Richmond Public Libraries

Master Gardener’s are active in Richmond City. Please call our office (804) 786-4150 for additional information.

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs focus on Family Strengthening. We partner with organizations to provide families and individuals with resources to address identified needs in financial literacy, housing, nutrition and various other life skills essential for stabilization. 

FCS Programs

  • Financial and Credit Education
  • Homebuyers Education
  • Renter’s Education
  • Household Management
  • Basic Housekeeping
  • Workforce Basics
  • Professional and Social Etiquette
  • Food Nutrition
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • 4-H enrollment is now fully online, please visit the 4-H online portal to register.  Some browsers are unsupported, please try Chrome or Microsoft Edge if your browser does not work.
  • 4-H Media Release Form

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

Do you have a question about Community Viability?

Perhaps one of the Community Viability specialists below can help you. Contact a Community Viability specialist or direct a question to them using our Ask an Expert system.

Community Viability Specialists

See a list of our Community Viability Specialists

*     Promotes Healthy Habits

*    Healthy Eating

*    Physical Activity

*    DIet Related Disease Prevention

*    Food Preparation Skills

*    Experiential Learning

*    Family Resources

This educational program targets elementary, middle and high school youth