Cooperative Extension, a part of Park and Recreation, is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension provides programs and information covering the broad areas of agriculture, families and 4-H. Our goal, along with our Master Gardeners, is to help our citizens maintain and improve the quality of their environment. We and our volunteers proudly offer programs such as diet and nutrition education, financial management, gardening and lawn care, identification services, and youth camps and clubs.
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Extension Connections - Cooperative Extension Newsletter
Sign up to receive Extension Connections, our quarterly newsletter, which gives an overview of news, programs and upcoming events from Chesterfield Cooperative Extension. View past issues of Extension Connections.
View quick tips for your home and garden featured in Extension Connections:
- Spring Quick Tips for your Home and Garden (PDF)
- Summer Quick Tips for your Home and Garden (PDF)
- Fall Quick Tips for your Home and Garden (PDF)
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Volunteer with Cooperative Extension
Cooperative Extension offers volunteer opportunities help individuals connect with others to expand their knowledge and make a difference in the local community by educating the public.
Are you interested in leading a club? Do you have a special talent that you would like to share with youths? Do you have a passion for getting youths involved in their communities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then 4-H needs you! We are actively seeking volunteers to help the youth of Chesterfield County grow into confident leaders. To learn more about how to become a volunteer, please email Bethany Eigel or call 804-751-4401.
Virginia Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices though sustainable landscape management education and training. Learn more about Chesterfield County’s Master Gardener program.
Master Food Volunteers
Master food volunteer training includes basic nutrition and meal planning, cooking techniques and food safety, and exercise and healthy lifestyles. Opportunities for services include food demonstrations and displays at health fairs, farmer’s markets and schools; grocery store tours; and newspaper or newsletter articles on healthy eating, physical activity, and food preparation. To learn more, email Ann Vargo, nutrition outreach instructor.