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.
The first annual Henrico Bug Bizarre will be held September 14, 2019, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Deep Run Park. It is a family-oriented event that celebrates the fun and excitement of the science of entomology, through outreach and engagement activities. The Bug Bizarre is about all creatures that creep, crawl, flutter and fly! Visitors will not only see mounted insect collections from various groups and organizations, but get to see live bugs including bees, butterflies, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, and mosquitoes…all for FREE! Read more…
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…
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.
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.
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government Complex
Human Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775