The Powhatan 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 Powhatan 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.
Become a Powhatan Master Gardener
Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Training—2019 Applications Available this Fall
Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy helping others learn? Do you feel a commitment to community service in Powhatan and Goochland? If so, please join us for the Master Gardener Course.
Master Gardeners are trained community leaders working with individuals to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education. Master gardeners are specially trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists who extend knowledge of Virginia's Land Grant Universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State. Training sessions start in mid-January and meet every Tuesday and Friday through March. Training fees are $135.00. For more info contact Laura Davis at 804-598-4397 or email@example.com or call the Goochland 556-5841 or Powhatan Extension offices 598-5640.
4-H Youth Opportunities
A 4-H member is any boy or girl, age 5-18, who enrolls and participates in a planned sequence of related learning experiences for a minimum of six (6) hours under the guidance of Extension-trained volunteers or Extension staff members.
- The 4-H year begins October 1 and ends September 30 annually.
- To be eligible to participate in State 4-H competitions through Powhatan 4-H program, youth must be enrolled online in the project no later than January 1 to qualify.
- For more information, see our 4-H Youth Development information.
Drinking Water Testing Clinic - Powhatan and Goochland
- Does your water come from a well, spring or cistern?
- Do you want to learn more about the quality of your water?
Did you know that private water supplies like wells and springs are unregulated? It is the responsibility of the homeowner to regularly test water quality, maintain the water system, and address any problems. Join the Goochland and Powhatan Cooperative Extension offices to learn more about your water system and test your well water. Pre-registration is required. Kickoff meeting is September 25, 2018 at 6pm. For more information, please contact (804) 598-5640.
Powhatan Extension Office E-mail Mailing Lists
Are you interested in learning more about gardening, horses, goats, or you are an agricultural producer interested in pest updates? Click here and sign up to be on the Powhatan Extension office e-mail/mailing lists. We are a not for profit educational non-bias organization, here to serve you. These lists are confidential and we will not sell or share your information. You will receive a few e-mails a month about upcoming educational events in the area related to your interests. To unsubscribe please reply to e-mail received or contact our office. We look forward to seeing you out at an upcoming educational event soon!”
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