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

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.

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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.

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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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We're Bringing 4-H Camp to YOU!

The Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria (FAA) Virtual 4-H Junior Camp is NOVA's hidden summer gem. Join the 4-H family and bring the magic of summer camp into your home. On July 8-10 from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m., we'll be recreating some of the best parts of 4-H camp. We promise a summer you won't soon forget. Camp classes, games, songs, camp dance, and virtual campfire are just some of the activities planned for this amazing week.

This no-cost event is open to ALL youth, no prior 4-H experience required. Activities are most suitable for youth ages 9-13.

Register here.

Registration deadline: Friday, July 3, 2020


4-H Emergency Relief Fund

We are pleased to be able to offer this Virtual 4-H Camp at no-cost to participants. Camp provides the full benefits of a 4‑H experience coupled with the fun and wonder of group camping at one of our six 4-H Educational Centers. Preserving this experience is vital for future campers and we ask for your investment today in current operations, at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center, to ensure our legacy continues in years to come.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to seeing you at camp!!

Donate here.

Virtual Plant Clinics 

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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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