York/Poquoson VCE office

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, Family and Consumer Sciences and Community Viability.

What's New 

2023 4-H Junior Summer Camp

York/Poquoson 4-H Camp week is scheduled for July 31-August 4, 2023 at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center.  Camper registration will be begin in April, 2023.

Apply now to serve as a 2023 4-H Camp Teen Counselor or Counselor-in Training!

Apply now to serve as a Teen Camp Counselor or Counselor-in-Training.  Applications are due in the Extension office by November 30.  More information about age requirements and trainings can be found by visiting our 4-H Junior Summer Camp page under 4-H Youth Development.

A Teen Camp Counselor must be 15-18 years of age to apply

A Counselor-in-Training must be 14 years of age between 10-1-22 and 9-30-23 to apply

Teen Camp Counselor Application_2023.pdf
CIT 2023 4-H Application.pdf


Virtual Master Gardener Help Desk

Are you having issues in your Landscape?  Having problems in your Garden?  Our trained Master Gardener Volunteers are here to help!  Email yk.pq.mg@gmail.com. Include your name, phone number, a brief description and 3-4 quality pictures of your problem.  More information on how to submit good quality pictures and other information can be found by visiting the VCE Master Gardener Help Desk Page under Horticulture, Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Plant Disease Clinic

The Plant Disease Clinic is a service lab to Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offices and provides diagnosis of plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other plant pathogens, as well as diagnosis of abiotic problems and identification of non-weedy plants. 

Both physical and/or digital samples may be submitted through your local VCE office. A VCE agent or staff member can provide assistance with proper sample submission.  More information about submitting the proper sample can be found by visiting the Plant/Insect ID Lab Page under Horticulture, Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Effective October 1, 2021, there is a $35.00 fee for submitting samples to the Plant Disease Clinic. 

How to Make a Payment for Sample Submission to the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic 

  1. Access the York County/Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension Office Destiny One Payment website with the following url:   https://tinyurl.com/VCE-PDC-York
  2. If this is the first time you have paid for a sample in Destiny One, you will have to create an account. If you already have an account, skip to Step 3.
  3. Follow the directions on the Destiny One payment page to complete your payment.
  4. When you have completed your payment print a hard or digital copy of the payment receipt. A payment receipt must be included with a digital or physical submission.  Bring the payment receipt to the York/Poquoson VCE office along with the physical submission.  If you are only submitting a digital sample, you may email them all to yk.pq.mg@gmail.com.

Note: If you are unable or do not wish to pay by credit card via the Destiny One Payment website, you may pay by check or cash at the York County/Poquoson Virginia Cooperative Extension Office. The Plant Disease Clinic will not accept check or cash for payment.

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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