The City of Newport News 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 City of Newport News improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

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Master Gardeners at Grin and Grow Garden at Riverview Farm Park


We serve the community by educating the public to promote safe, efficient, and rewarding gardening and horticultural practices.

Find out more about the Newport News Master Gardeners.

How to become a Master Gardener?

• We offer day and night classes to accommodate retired and working day applicants.

• Applications will be available in early April. Locate a reservation form on our webpage.

• Interviews will start soon after completed applications are received. • The deadline to receive the applications is August 1, 2019.

• For more information, please visit our webpage or call the Newport News Extension Office at 757-591-4838. (If you live outside of the City of Newport News, please call us for information on the Extension Office nearest you.)

Tree Planting 2018
Beth Smallridge
Councilman David Jenkins

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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state:

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