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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Newport News Master Gardener Program

Are you interested in becoming a VCE Master Gardener?  BECOME A MASTER GARDENER! 

We will be training potential 2018 Master Gardener interns for the "Day Class" from September 4th to November 14th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to noon plus 3 selected Saturday mornings.  Day Class location: 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210, Newport News.

For those who want to take the Master Gardener "Hybrid Class" (the night version of the day class) we will teach those from August 15th to November 14th on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm plus 3 selected Saturday mornings.  For the "Hybrid Class" students, additional online preparation supplements these classes.  Hybrid Class location: Yorktown Library, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown.

Contact us at VCE or NNMGA (Newport News Master Gardener Association) for a copy of the application. The total fee this year is $150 to be made payable to the Newport News Master Gardeners c/o VCE-Newport News if you live in Newport News. If you live outside of Newport News, please feel free to call us at 757-591-4838 for guidance on where to apply and mail the fee.

Master Gardener Trainee Application Deadline Date:  AUGUST 1st, 2018.  Get yours in soon!  

Please call us at 757-591-4838 for further details.


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Virginia Cooperative Extension Expands Healthy Living Program with Gift from the Walmart Foundation

This year the Walmart Foundation announced its continued support of 4-H Healthy Living programs with a new $2 million donation to expand the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program in Virginia and 20 other states. This new gift will allow the Walmart 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice program to expand its reach from 15 to 21 states across the nation, reaching nearly 75,000 at-risk youth and their families with interactive education about nutrition and food security challenges. The Wal-Mart foundation has been a strong supporter of 4-H Healthy Living programs for several years having granted $4.3 million to 4-H since 2009.

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Debtor Education

Debtor education is provided to help people who have filed personal bankruptcy acquire skills for more effective financial management. Debtor Education programs meet the U.S. Trustees Office’s pre- and post-bankruptcy filing requirements.


Volunteers Needed for Family & Consumer Science Program




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.

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