The Essex County 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 Essex County improve their lives.
We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Essex Livestock Club First Meeting of the Year
September 19 at 5 PM at the Extension Office, Essex's 4-H Livestock Club will be having their first meeting to welcome new members, discuss goals for the year, and elect officers.
Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced as per VCE Guidelines.
Virtual option available! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link
Join 4-H After-School!
Starting this year: an After-School Community club. A perfect opportunity for those who want to get involved in 4-H but maybe don't know what they're interested in yet.
Members get to participate in a variety of 4-H projects and programs, developing knoweldge, skills, and character. Interest form can be filled out here.
4-H Sewing Program
Essex Sewing is back! Welcoming beginner and experienced sewers.
Day of the week to be determined.
2022 Master Gardener Training
Master Gardener Training is being offered by Northern Neck Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices. Training to become a Master Gardener involves a variety of topics related to horticulture.
The class will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM-12PM, Feb 15 to Apr 14 2022. For more infomation you can visit their website and to preregister, call Northumberland Cooperative Extension at (804)580-5694.
Vermicomposting with 4-H!
What is Vermicomposting? Well, it's the use of worms to degrade organic material into compost. A Worm Bin can be kept inside your house and doesn't require a lot of space. When maintained properly, it doesn't smell.
Essex has materials to give our first set of bins to families for free. If interested in starting a worm bin, contact Lauren Jones at email@example.com.
VCE AG Today 2021
Join Virginia Cooperative Extension every Thursday at 9:00 am for VCE AG Today: A weekly webinar updating you on current agricultural practice. Click here for more information. Past recordings also available to watch.
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.