City of Chesapeake Staff

The City of Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

What's New

Master Gardener Training

 Do you want to be a Chesapeake Master Gardener Volunteer?   Come to one of the orientation sessions to find more about this program.     

Informational Sessions


Application - Additional Questions


Pesticide Recertification Training

Pesticide Recertification classes available in the five cities.   Don't let your certification expire, register today for the necessary class.       

Dates and registration for Pesticide Recertification Classes: 

November 14, 2018 - Contact Portsmouth Extension

December 13, 2018 - Contact Hampton Extension

March 7, 2019 - Contact Norfolk Extension

April 5, 2019 - Contact Va Beach Extension

June 4, 2019 - Contact Chesapeake Extension 

Please contact the host City for the specific class that you are interested in.    

2018 Master Gardener Workshops

This year the Chesapeake Master Gardeners are offering a variety of workshops.   Please view and register today for these exciting workshops:

Available Workshops

OR you can participate in Plant A Row

Chesapeake 4H Clubs for 2018

Learn about all there is to Chesapeake 4H Clubs for the 2017 - 2018 Year.

One class starting soon is Growing Gardeners.   Register now for this March class.  

Or attend 4H Summer Camp in Wakefield, VA  

You can also enroll in 4H Online.  

2018 Farmer's Markets 

The Chesapeake Farmer's Market is closed for the season.  It will reopen June 8, 2019 with local producers offering fresh fruits and vergetables, herbs, plants, eggs, honey, meats and value added products made from things grown on the farm. 


Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive, under the Market Place Shelter.

Shoreline Erosion

Trying to manage shoreline erosion on your property? Consider a living shoreline approach.  

Community Garden Startup

Community Garden - Are you looking to find or start a community garden?  Would you be interested in helping grow vegetables with our Healthy Chesapeake initiative to help get vegetables to people in areas with limited access to fresh produce?  We can help with providing soil test kits, answering questions on when and what to plant, provide talks on composting, growing different vegetables, crop rotation plans, insect identification, etc. for your group.

Browse through this publication from California to get a better idea of how to create a community garden.    If you would like to be informed on any new community garden locations and/or initiatives please send an email to with your name, address and phone number and I will add you to the email list.  You can also ask more specific questions at the same email address.

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: