The Henrico 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 Henrico 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.

What's New

Smart Lawns

A Residential Lawn Care Program to Protect Water Quality.

A Master Gardener volunteer will come to your home to collect a lawn soil sample and measure your total lawn area. Once we receive the results of your soil analysis, we will formulate a Nutrient Management Plan that will tell you the right kind of fertilizer to apply to your lawn at the right rate and at the right time. Lawn aeration combined with proper maintenance strategies will help correct weed and disease issues, improving the health and appearance of your lawn.

Smart Lawns Brochure (PDF)

Smart Lawns Enrollment (PDF)

Gardens Growing Families

Reduce your grocery bill!

As a Gardens Growing Families gardener, you and your family will attend FREE classes and workshops on: Importance of Fruits and Vegetables in Your Diet; Gardening: From Seed to Harvest; Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Use; Food Preparation and Family Meals; Freezing and Canning; and Preparing for a Fall Garden.  Classes will include organic topics such as disease and insect control as well as composting.  Check back for a schedule of class offerings!

The Henrico Master Gardeners will also be available at the garden sites to answer questions and provide timely information on specific vegetables and diseases. 

Apply today! Call Henrico Extension Office at (804) 501-5160 for more information!