Extension Office

Henrico County Extension Office

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Do you have questions?  We have answers. 

While our physical office may be open for appointment only, the Henrico Extension staff is always available to answer questions through our Ask an Expert form!

We are your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University and provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities. We can answer questions on a variety of topics including gardening, horticulture, 4-H, families, childcare, managing money, forestry, natural resources, and many more! 

Crape-myrtle Bark Scale

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Crape-myrtle bark scale (CMBS; Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae; Hemiptera: Eriococcidae) is an emerging invasive pest of crape myrtle in Virginia. CMBS was first detected in the Richmond area in 2020. This pest has spread from infested nursery stock to long-established plantings. CMBS is a pinkish scale insect that produces a layer of whitish-gray waxy material that thickens as the scale matures. Heavily infested Crape myrtles may have trunks and branches encrusted with layers of CMBS. Learn more…

2023 Henrico 4-H Day Camps

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Henrico 4-H is excited to offer several fun-filled day camps this year including: Discover 4-H Cloverbuds: Explore the joys of the diverse areas 4‑H has to offer;  E.A.T. – Eat, Adventure, and Travel: Youth will travel across four different continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, & South America), through multiple countries as we explore cultural foods, crafts, and traditions; and 4 Art 2 Heart: This art-based day camp will focus on building leadership skills that will prepare participants for career opportunities, while improving their leadership skills. The day camp will be led by Civic Engagement State Pillar Winner and 4-H youth, Nikhita Saravanan and her older sister and 4-H volunteer, Rithanya Saravanan.

For more information on each of the day camps including dates and age ranges, please visit the Henrico 4-H Website.

Register now for Henrico Junior 4-H Camp!

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Let’s go camping! Henrico Junior 4-H Camp is a week-long, overnight camp that will be held August 7-11, 2023 at Jamestown 4-H Center. Activities at camp include swimming, archery, canoeing, basketball, volleyball, forestry, shooting education, campfires, crafts, marine science, skits, and much more! At camp, youth learn to appreciate the outdoors, develop friendships, and pick up skills that enhance self-reliance, cooperation, confidence, and interdependence. These skills will remain with them throughout childhood and into adulthood. Learn more…


Virtual Classroom

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Archived Public Education Classes offered for you to enjoy at your own pace. Topics include Vegetable Gardening, Lawns, General Gardening, and recordings of the Turf Talk & Tree Talk Virtual Helpdesk Series. Read more…

Our staff is always available for questions!

 Use the Ask an Expert form to submit your question or. . .

If you need to speak to someone directly, please see the list below for the best person to contact:

Name and Title Contact
Kimberly Edmonds, Unit Coordinator
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(804) 501-5170
Kendra Young
Senior Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(804) 501-5166
Ed Olsen
Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources
(804) 501-5171
Carter Humphries
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(804) 501-5165
Caryn Mitchell
Office Assistant III
(804) 501-5160
Angela Wrigglesworth
County Administrative Assistant
(804) 501-5168

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government Complex
Human Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

(804) 501-5160

(804) 501-5169

Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday


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