Extension Office

Henrico County Extension Office

We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.  We provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities in the three broad areas of: Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Why Cooperative? We are the product of a cooperative agreement between Henrico County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the United States Department of Agriculture. We provide educational programs directed to the needs of Henrico County citizens with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers. The Henrico Extension Leadership Council helps us identify these needs and is our partner in the design, implementation, and evaluation of our education programs.

Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser

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2019 ORDER FORM

The Henrico 4-H Peanut & Honey Fundraiser is going on now!  All products are from Virginia producers. Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local 4-H youth programs. Read more…

Become a Henrico Master Gardener!

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To become a Henrico Master Gardener, individuals must attend at least 50 hours of classroom instruction and then contribute a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service conducting VCE horticulture-based, education programs. These initial 100 hours must be completed in one year. At the end of the year, individuals will earn the title of Henrico Master Gardener volunteer.

Henrico Master Gardeners who desire to remain active after completing their initial training and volunteer commitments are required to contribute at least 20 hours of volunteer service each year. Additionally, in order keep knowledge up-to-date, Henrico Master Gardeners must participate in at least 12 hours of continuing education training annually. For more information on the Henrico Master Gardener program, please visit our website.

Have questions about the trees around your home?

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Trees benefit our lives in many ways, but we often take them for granted. We may not notice their struggles with environmental stresses and poor cultural practices until it’s too late to make a difference. The Henrico County Master Gardeners, in conjunction with the Henrico Extension Office, are offering assistance to Henrico residents providing on-site consultations regarding the care and health of trees. Read more…

VCE Volunteer Training Modules

As a Volunteer in our programs, we hope you share our core values for appreciation of differences and inclusion, because as a VCE volunteer, you share our civil rights responsibility to insure that our programs and services are nondiscriminatory. Please take a moment to complete the VCE Volunteer Civil Rights Training Module.

As a Master Gardener Volunteer, learn to minimize risk while presenting VCE programs to citizens of Henrico County by completing the Risk Management Essentials for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners.

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government Complex
Human Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Phone
(804) 501-5160

Fax
(804) 501-5169

Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday

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