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 
8:00am-4:30pm                                                                                                

In-person: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CLICK HERE to view a list of staff members and their program area 

 

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Pictured L to R: Katie, Kim, Ellen, Gabriela, Saroj, Adria, Shumaila, Lareka, India

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.


Virtual Plant Clinics 


Learn all about our new virtual plant clinics and how to register at 
  https://tinyurl.com/MGvirtual

October 20th: Challenges of Gardening on a Slope
October 22nd: A Sweet Potato Experience
October 27th: Herb Gardening through the Winter
October 29th: Halloween Special: Poisonous Plants

 

Can't Make A Session???
 

Don't worry - visit our youtube channel to catch up
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9JXD1NFz0nvHk-avE4qU-w/videos


 


What's In Your Water? 

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Drinking Water Clinic flyer_2020 final.pdf

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
https://tinyurl.com/FairfaxVCEwelltesting2020

Email one of our team members or call 703-324-5369 to be added to the mailing list for next year's program. 

 


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.


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