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
Here in Virginia, recent outbreaks of boxwood blight, a serious fungal disease that results in severe defoliation and dieback of susceptible boxwood including English and American varieties, is increasingly becoming a very serious concern for many local growers, landscapers, and homeowners.
For more detailed and extensive information regarding the disease, visit the Boxwood Blight Task Force webpage.
Boxwood Blight Updates – click here for further information
Plant Disease Clinic - Plant Disease Alerts to access timeline and plant disease notifications for the State of Virginia.
Workshops and Seminars
Please check back or call the VCE Lynchburg office at (434) 455-3740 for more information.
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.