The City of Newport News office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to youth and family nutrition and financial education along with your 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 the 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.
Give us a call at 757-591-4838 to learn about our free programs.
As an educational outreach component of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), the Extension Master Gardener program brings the resources of Virginia's land-grant universities-Virginia Tech and Virginia State University-to the people of the Commonwealth. All Volunteers are trained and have a minimum of 50 hours of horticultural classes. They in turn, give back 50 hours and more of volunteer community service through their local Extension office.
Newport News MG Volunteers provide horticultural education to NN citizens, often in partnership with many of our community organizations:
- Newport News Public Schools
- Virginia Living Museum
- Newport News Public Libraries
- Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism
- Local Garden Clubs
- Local Nursing Homes
For the most up to date information on events and programs please visit the Master Gardener Webpage
Soil Sample Kits are available for pick-up in the container secured under the bushes to your left! We encourage you to submit any plant samples by photo to the Master Gardener help desk at HelpDeskNNMGA@gmail.com. If you have specific questions please call (757) 591-4838 ext 311 and we will do our best to assist you..
Newport News will be hosting 4-H Summer Camp this year!
Date: July 5th-9th, 2021.
Location: Jamestown 4-H Center
Please visit the camp page for more information.
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.