Junior 4-H Camp at Jamestown: Gloucester Week is June 20-24, 2022

Camp webpage 

Jamestown 4-H Center also has specialty weekend camps throughout the year for youth ages 5-13 with counseling opportunities for older youth. Visit Jamestown on the web at www.jamestown4hcenter.org.

 

4-H Clubs in Gloucester

In Gloucester we have 4-H horse clubs,  community and animal science clubs, a 4-H club for home schoolers, and a group for 4-H cloverbuds (ages 5-8).

Typically 4-H clubs meet once a month. They provide lots of fun learning experiences while building leadership and citizenship skills through work on 4-H projects and community service.

Call (804) 693-2602 for information about joining a club, volunteering, and starting new clubs.

4-H Club Descriptions

Frank Long,  ANR Agent

Middlesex Extension Office

(804) 758-4120

flong269@vt.edu

 

Robbie Longest, ANR Agent

Essex Extension Office

804-443-3551

robbiel7@vt.edu

Forms

 

SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE

GLOUCESTER MASTER GARDENERS HERE 

 

Our mission as trained volunteers in partnership with the Gloucester County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, is to provide horticultural educational opportunities to the public, through research-based horticultural education programs and activities to enhance the environment and lives of residents in our community.

Become a Master Gardener HERE

 

Second Saturdays with Master Gardeners at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs

The Gloucester Master Gardeners will present Second Saturday programs throughout the summer. These gardening presentations will be at Brent and Becky’s in the Chesapeake Room at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for :

  • August 13th: American Chestnut Foundation
  • September 10th: Gardening Methods
  • October 15th: Snakes of Gloucester
  • November 12th: Rooting and Caring for Hydrangeas
  • December  10th: Caring for and Making Gardening Tools

 

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The Virginia Master Naturalist (VMN) program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Composed of 30 semi-independent, locally focused chapters, the program is actively supported, guided, and represented by the over-arching statewide VMN program.

Become a Master Naturalist HERE

Soil samples are analyzed for specific soil nutrients to determine proper application rates of fertilizer and lime for optimum plant growth. Routine analysis includes soil pH, P, K, Ca, Mg, Zn, Mn, Cu, Fe, and B. Soluble Salts and Organic Matter tests are also available. Completed soil test results, along with a recommendation on fertilization and liming, are mailed to the client.  Sampling and mailing instructions are found on the sample boxes and forms, which should be sent directly to the lab with the soil sample and payment.

Soil sample boxes and information sheets are available at these locations:

* VCE Gloucester Office 

* Tractor Supply (6499 Market Dr, Gloucester, VA 23061)

* Ace  Hardware (2384 Hayes Rd, Hayes, VA 23072)

In State samples are $10.00

Home & Garden Sample Form

Commercial Crop Production Sample Form

 

The Virginia Tech Insect Identification Lab provides identification and control recommendations to Virginia Cooperative Extension agents.  Insect samples and insect damaged plant material from any structural, plant, or animal hosts are accepted. Insects are identified to the lowest taxonomic level needed for control decisions. Control recommendations accompany insect identification results, which are sent back electronically to each Virginia Cooperative Extension office. Digital photos can also be used for identification. 

Many insects can be identified and control recommendations provided by your local Extension Office. 

 

Engaging with Communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:   

Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.

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