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.
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:
Please contact the host City for the specific class that you are interested in.
2018 Green Thumb Gardening Series
View and register today for this series of classes that can help you obtain a Green Thumb.
2018 Farmer's Markets
Local producers will be 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, will operate 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 9 through November 22, 2018
Battlefield Park South (adjacent to Great Bridge bridge, near the Albemarle Canal) 120 Reservation Road, will operate 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Wednesdays and Saturdays June 9 through September 29, 2018
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 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.
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.