The Albemarle County / Charlottesville 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 Albemarle County / Charlottesville improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to include Charlottesville and Albemarle County
A serious pest of grapes, peaches, hops and a variety of other crops, the spotted lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, was detected in Albemarle County in July 2021. Since then, the insect and its eggs have been found at several locations throughout the City and County. Now, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is expanding the state's spotted Lanternfly quarantine areas to include Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Monthly Horticulture Tip Sheets: Get the scoop on what to do and when!
These tip sheets give you the low down on what exactly to do during each month – to help keep your landscape, lawn, indoor house plants and more - green and growing!
Ask a Local Expert
Submit your questions to our office to learn about programs in, or to get questions answered about –
- Youth Leadership/4-H
- Family, Health and Nutrition, Food Safety & Personal Finance – Kimberly Booker
- Horses, Livestock and Pasture – Carrie Swanson
- Lawns, Gardening & Landscaping – Master Gardeners
- Virginia Master Naturalist Program Director – Michelle Prysby
If you’re not sure who to contact, please drop a line to our front office and Nancy will be able to direct you to the right person.