As the state moves to Phase III of the COVID re-opening plan, Virginia Cooperative Extension and 4-H are resuming some in-person programming and services will continue to provide contactless and distance-based methods, such as using drop boxes for samples and pickup, phones, and virtual delivery of educational programming.
This website will provide current information on local office hours, programming, and more. We look forward continuing to serve our community.
Assistance from a distance
In-person: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
CLICK HERE to view a list of staff members and their program area
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
Fairfax Arlington Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Camp
Northern Virginia 4-H Center - Front Royal
June 27 - July 1, 2021
Registration has closed!
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.
Soil Testing in Fairfax County:
Soil test kits are available by mail from our office—there are also some in the lobby of the 10th floor of our office bldg. (12011 Government Center Pkwy) and in the Main Gov’t Center (12000 Govenment Center Pkwy).
We have them at all 23 Fairfax County Public Libraries. Currently the libraries are closed but open for curbside service, they can still be requested at the libraries.
We also stock soil test kits at:
Merrifield Garden Center (Gallows Road and Fair Oaks Locations)
Burke Nursery in Burke
Twins Ace Hardware in Fairfax City
Browns Hardware in Falls Church
Holly, Woods and Vines Nursery and Campbell & Ferrara Nursery both in Alexandria
Virtual Plant Clinics
Learn all about our new virtual plant clinics and how to register at
Can't make a session-
Don't worry, visit our youtube channel to catch up
What's In Your Water?
COMING September 13, 2021.
Email one of our staff or call 703-324-5369 to be added to the mailing list.
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.