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The York County/City of Poquoson 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 York County and the City of Poquoson improve the quality of their lives.

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

What's New 

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2019 York-Poquoson 4-H Junior Summer Camp

Camp is FULL!  You can add your youth to the waitlist below.
4-H Junior Summer Camp will be held August 5 - 9, 2019. 

       Click here for detailed information about 
                               2019 4-H Junior Summer Camp

       Click here to add a  FEMALE CAMPER to the Waitlist

       Click here to add a MALE CAMPER to the Waitlist

York County Community Garden

The York County Community Garden is located at the McReynolds Sports Complex, 4311 George Washington Mem. Hwy., in Grafton and are rented to York County residents only. 

Click here to view the Garden Rules
Click here to email the Coordinator for more information. 

Peninsula Master Gardener Training Course 

Applications are now being accepted.  Master Gardeners are a vital resource to the York County/Poquoson Extension Horticultural Program. These volunteers teach classes, answer horticultural inquiries, present programs, and diagnose plant diseases. Master Gardeners extend the resources of the land-grant university through their volunteer efforts.

The Peninsula Offices of Virginia Cooperative Extension are sponsoring the 2019 Master Gardener training.  Participants in the program attend all classes and will receive a minimum of 50-60 hours of horticultural information.

Upon graduation, the participant will return 50 hours of service to Virginia Cooperative Extension, through answering the phone, conducting educational programs, leading a team, support positions and many other areas.  Classes cover some of the following topics:

  • Insects
  • Lawns
  • Pruning
  • Shrubs 
  • Soils
  • Trees
  • Vegetables

The fee for this course for 2019 is $150 if paid by June 1st and $160 after that date with a deadline of August 1st.  Fees associated with this course will cover handbook, a background check and other materials.  (Please note the background check fee of $10 is non-refundable.)  Applications will be coming soon!

2 courses are offered:

Day Training Course

  • September 3  to November 13, 2019
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to Noon + 3 Saturdays
  • VT/UVA HR Center (Oyster Point)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Bldg. at Charles Brown Park
  • 1950 Old Williamsburg Rd., Yorktown
  • Day Training Course Schedule PDF

  Night Training Course

  • August 14 to November 13, 2019
  • Online preparation + Wednesday evening classes 6:15-7:45pm + 3 Saturdays
  • Courthouse Way Community Center
    14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News
  • Night Training Course Schedule PDF

2019 Master Gardener Training Application PDF

Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)

The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.

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