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 

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.

Master Gardeners Annual Fall Plant Sale at the Poquoson Learning Garden

The York County/Poquoson Master Gardeners are holding their annual fall plant sale on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Poquoson Learning Garden located at 968 Poquoson Ave. (behind the Poquoson Museum). Choose from an incredible array of beautiful annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. Cash and checks only, please. Sale is held rain or shine. Questions? Call the Extension Office at 757-890-4940. We are a non-profit volunteer organization. Monies from the plant sale are used to maintain and expand the learning garden.


Garden showing plants for sale


Fairies and Friends Day at the Poquoson Learning Garden

Youth and their families are invited to experience the fun of the Poquoson Learning Garden.  This Pollinator Educational Event will include magical garden activities along with making craft pollinator friends .  Dress up as your favorite fairy, gnome or a Pollinator.    This FREE  event is Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 1pm at 968 Poquoson Avenue adjacent to the Poquoson Museum.  

Don't Forget:  Wear your Wings and Costumes!


4 children dressed as fairies or gnomes around pollinator plants

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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