Henrico Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators. They work within their local communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training.
A team of trained Master Gardeners are available to help answer gardening and pest questions, and solve problems using current research-based information.
Provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students and opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and other natural resources through art.
A soil test can provide information on the proper amount of lime and fertilizer to apply to your lawn, garden and other areas of your landscape.
Envirothon is a natural resources competition for high school students.
Financial assistance with downpayment and closing costs for qualified first-time, low and moderate income homebuyers is available for Henrico residents purchasing a home in Henrico County.
The Henrico Extension Office offers presentations to interested garden clubs, civic organizations, homeowners associations, and other community organizations in Henrico County.
Patch programs on soil and water conservation for Girl Scouts
Henrico County receives a limited amount of funding from the federal government to assist homeless individuals and families and persons in imminent danger of becoming homeless. Henrico County has partnered with several non-profit organizations to provide assistance with rapid rehousing, shelter, case management and/or assistance with eviction prevention. Persons seeking assistance should contact the Homeless Crisis Line at (804) 972-0813. In limited situations, assistance may also be available through the Henrico Department of Social Services’ Foster Care Prevention Services, which can be reached at (804) 501-5294.
Assist current homeowners with improvements to their homes with both minor and emergency repairs and moderate rehabilitation.
4-H provides a large variety of educational learning opportunities and experiences. Leadership, citizenship, and life skills are taught through learn-by-doing projects, local club programs, and 4-H camps, as well as at county, district, state, and national events.
SMART Lawns is a seasonal, comprehensive program that teaches a step-by-step approach to building healthy lawns and provides participants a plan tailored to fit their specific lawn-care needs.
The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.
Our newest classroom program in which students focus on an environmental question, problem or issue.
Complimentary mosquito inspections are offered to help find the source of mosquito problems on residential and commercial properties.
SOL-based classroom programs are offered as a service to Henrico County students- public, private and homeschooled.
A Grower's Certificate confirms that a Henrico County citizen grows or produces items within Henrico County and is therefore eligible to sell these items, unprocessed and unprepared, in Henrico County. Items may include vegetables, fruits, poultry, eggs, flowers, herbs, etc
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Rain Barrels save money, conserve water and reduce the impact of stormwater runoff.
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College scholarships offered to students planning to study one of the environmental sciences.
In order to promote the practice of soil testing, Henricopolis has established a soil test incentive program to offset the cost of soil analysis for Henrico County residents.
Professional staff and Master Gardeners in our Diagnostic Lab identify insects, plants, plant diseases, and weed problems, offering the latest management methods along with background and life cycle information.
The Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP) is available to all homeowners, commercial and public land in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This program provides financial incentives for 13 Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help non-agricultural landowners reduce their “stormwater footprint” and improve water quality.
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A week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students on the campus of Virginia Tech.