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.
Ma$ter Financial Education Volunteer
Would you like to help families set financial goals and grow their savings? Well, register for the upcoming MFEV class. Trainings are Tuesday and Thursdays evenings starting at 6pm on March 29th.
Chesapeake Master Gardener Workshops
The Chesapeake Master Gardeners have workshops that are currently available until the end of March. Come out and learn from the many topics available.
Are you ready for in-person 4-H Camp? It is the week of July 25th. Registration opens soon.
VA Pesticide Applicator Re-Certification
VCE-Chesapeake will conduct a Pesticide Applicator Recertification class on June 15, 2022. Please sign up today, if you need your license renewed.
Master Gardener Plant Sale
The Chesapeake Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale is scheduled for April 29 - April 30th. The new location is South Battlefield Park at 120 Reservation Road.
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.
If you would like to be informed on any new community garden locations and/or initiatives please send an email to Mikeand@vt.edu 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.
Farmer's Market at City Park
The Farmer's Market at City Park will open on June 4, 2022. The variety of items for sale included farm raised vegetables, fruits, herbs, plants, cut flowers, honey, eggs, grass fed beef and pork, free range chickens, jam, jellies, pickles and more. Maintaining the mission of supporting direct marketing by local farmers themselves. Our open-air market is under the Market Shelter building with plenty of close parking. We hope you will visit The Farmer's Market at City Park located at 900 City Park Drive. The days and hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am - Noon.
Please let us know if you would like to become a vendor by contacting the Chesapeake Extension office at 757-382-6348
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.