Beginning 5pm Friday, March 27 - Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our office is closed to the public. If you are seeking VCE services, please contact the appropriate person in charge (4-H, FCS, or Horticulture) by email or phone. Or, contact the Unit Coordinator by phone 703-324-5369 or email

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The Fairfax 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 Fairfax 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.

Latest News & Announcements 

How to Start a Garden

Are you thinking about starting a garden?  Click here

Learn foundational knowledge about selecting a site, starting seeds, and caring for plants from Adria Bordas, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent and leader of two Master Gardener programs in Fairfax County. Fairfax Permaculture Farmer Cory Suter will share some of his experience preparing gardening beds and building soil using local resources.

Food Resources | GIS and Mapping Services

Fairfax County, Virginia - To make it easier for you to find food resources, the county has developed a searchable map that includes all food distribution sites, including Fairfax County Public Schools, community meal distribution sites, food pantries and other related services.

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Fall 2020 training in Arlington 
Fridays- September 11, 18, 25 and October 2 
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

(covers lunch, training material, apron, tote bag and supplies)

Master Food Volunteer Application
CLICK HERE for more information


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2020 FAA Camper Application.pdf
2020 FAA Counselor Application-1.pdf

  Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria 4-H Junior Camp
June 28 - July 2, 2020

Counselors ($150)
Campers ($360)
   Pay online here:    

Additional information CLICK HERE   


 Embryology Link:

Pick-Up Date: N/A 
​Drop-Off Date: N/A  
Location: Pennino Building
​12011 Government Center Parkway, 10th Floor

Fairfax, VA  22035


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:

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