The City of Lynchburg 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 City of Lynchburg improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability
Hill City Master Gardeners
Volunteers who work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service to improve gardening skills throughout the community through education. Program objectives are implemented through the training of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners. We collaborate with Extension to conduct youth and community education; establish and maintain demonstration gardens; organize a Home Visit team; and provide a speakers bureau. We work with special audiences in the community for youth and community outreach of a horticultural nature. We recruit and educate new Master Gardener candidates for effective volunteering. Master Gardeners are local volunteers in your community who work with the Virginia Cooperative Extension service to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your community’s quality of life through various horticultural projects. For more information, please visit our website: www.hcmga.com
Boxwood Blight Community Meeting
For 3 years now, Lynchburg homeowners in the Boonsboro and Rivermont areas have been facing a deadly disease – BOXWOOD BLIGHT. Join experts on September 27, 2018, at Oakwood Country Club, from 6:00-7:30 pm and learn about what steps need to be taken to protect the boxwoods in your landscape and in Lynchburg. Cost: FREE
Home Water Testing Clinic
Registration is required by October 26, 2018, and water samples will be collected on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Workshops and Seminars
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.