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.
COVID-19 and Albemarle VCE Status:
The Thomas Jefferson Health District recommends individuals stay home if possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Albemarle VCE office is working to maintain service in the wake of the COVID-19 situation.
All Albemarle VCE in person programs have been suspended at this time. The office is currently using a telework status and the office is closed to the public. Please call 434-872-4580 if you have any questions. We are checking our voicemail daily.
For more information regarding the virus, please go to: https://ext.vt.edu/COVID-19updates.html.
Visit https://ext.vt.edu/ for a resources for families on COVID 19.
Visit https://eatsmartmovemoreva.org/ for great recipes and tips on healthy living!
What's happening with 4-H?
Albemarle County/Charlottesville VCE
FREE FOOD SAFETY ONLINE COURSES
The National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe web site is offering free online Food Handler trainings through April 30, 2020. This free offer does NOT apply to the ServSafe Manager classes.
In addition, the site is also offering free online training for take-out and delivery with COVID-19 precautions through April 30, 2020.
To take advantage of this amazing opportunity, please follow this link:
For questions, please contact: Kimberly Booker, Family Consumer Sciences Associate Extension Agent, email@example.com
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 – Kimberly Buonomo
- 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.
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.