Extension Office

Henrico County Extension Office

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.

Annual Plant Fundraiser

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The Annual Henrico Extension Plant Fundraiser is going on now!  Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to support local extension programs.  Products for sale include bare-root strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry plants.  NEW THIS YEAR – ASPARAGUS!  Read more…

Join the New Henrico Horticulture 4-H Club!

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The Henrico 4-H Horticulture Club will offer programs and activities on a variety of Horticulture related topics including: growing vegetables, the water cycle, pollinator gardening and gardening with herbs. In addition to a monthly Horticulture program, participants will learn more about the four H’s of 4-H: HEAD, HEART, HANDS and HEALTH, and will also have a take home item from the program. INFORMATION MEETING: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 ∙ 4:00 PM Henrico Extension Office. Read more…

Free Tax Preparation

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Get your taxes done for FREE at a MetroCASH location near you! Our volunteers will assist you with claiming the tax credits you qualify for, including the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Available for anyone earning less than $54,000 in 2017. Read more….

Henrico 4-H Camp Registration

Let’s go camping!  The 2018 Henrico Junior 4-H Camp is a one week, overnight camp that will be held August 6 – 10, 2018, at Jamestown 4-H Center.  All youth 9 through 14 years of age as of September 30, 2018, may attend. Camp cost of $270.00 includes a 4-H t-shirt, lodging, meals, programs, instructional class materials, and transportation by chartered bus. Spaces are limited. Some scholarship assistance may be available.  Join us Friday, March 23, 2018, to register your child for camp.  We will begin taking registrations at 3:00pm at the Henrico Extension Office, Demonstration Kitchen.  Registration will end at 6:00pm. Read more…

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.

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