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Welcome to the Henrico Unit Impacts Page.  On this page we will highlight the local impacts that the Henrico Unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension has in Henrico County.  

Henrico Master Gardener Brag Board showing Henrico Master Gardener activites from 2022-2023.  The Brag Board was show as part of the Virginia Master Gardener College program.

Laila Ampy-Thomas with her dog, Blue. Photo courtesy of Laila Ampy-Thomas.
Laila Ampy-Thomas with her dog, Blue. Photo courtesy of Laila Ampy-Thomas.

Class of 2023: Laila Ampy-Thomas finds a future in 4-H

An internship with Virginia Cooperative Extension introduced Ampy-Thomas to a career path that combined her passions for working with animals and kids. 

Read more in this Virginia Tech News article.  

4-H Clubs Service Projects

Varina Rising Stars made goody bags and hand-made hearts filled with infused rice that can be warmed up for chemo center patients, as well as lunch bags for Blessed Warriors homeless program.


Shooting Shamrocks collected over 80 new & gently used books to donate to Richmond Public Schools “LitMobile” program, which delivers books to children during the summer.

Henrico Master Gardeners 2022 Impact!

The contribution of volunteers is often unseen and unrecognized by many, visible only through the incredible impact of their volunteering, so we’re taking the time during National Volunteer Week to thank them and celebrate all they contribute to our local communities. 

Thank you for your contribution to improving the well-being of Virginians in Henrico County!

Henrico County Master Gardener Program.  2022 Calendar Year Impact  Extension Master Gardeners (EMG) are trainied volunteer educators who work within their local communities to promote sound horticultureal practices.  The extension master gardenre program delivers the horticultural resources of Virginia's land-grand universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universtiy.  86 master gardeners 15 master gardener intersn 15 emeritus master gardeners who drove 29,043 miles and made 48,164 direct educational contacts and 23, 278 indirect educational contacts contributing a total of 7,805 volunteer hours valued at $240,394* to Henrico County.  *based on a value of $30.90/hour fromindependent sector value of volunteer hours by state.  Graphic images include: Henrico county outline, road, people and Extension master Gardener and VCE Logos

Henrico 4-H donation drive at Farm Graze Benefiting the Henrico Animal Shelter  Over 128 items collected!  THANK YOU!  68 towels, rugs, and blankets; 4 dog konngs; 15+ dog and cat treats; 36+ cat toys; 5 bags of food.  Includes graphic images of stack of blankets, dog paw print in a house outline, dog treats and 4H clover


Henrico 4H Donation Drive at 2nd Annual Farm Graze

As part of the 2nd Annual Henrico 4H Farm Graze Event, the Henrico VCE Office coordinated a donation drive to benefit the Henrico Animal Shelter.



Henrico 4H Embryology Project 2022

Below is our 4H Embryology Impact Video for 2022.  Participants of the embryology project were encouraged to send in videos of their school doing the chicken dance (adults or students). Participants also shared pictures from their classroom lessons and activities. Included in the video are numbers and information about the project including numbers of eggs, how many chicks hatched, and number of participants and classroom lessons.

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Henrico County CY22 ROI Flyer Page 1
Henrico County CY22 ROI Flyer Page 2

Virginia Cooperative Extension's Henrico County Unit

Impact and Return On Investment (ROI) Flyer for CY 2022

At Virginia Cooperative Extension, we take concrete action that advances the wellbeing of all Virginians. Whether we’re building a more resilient food system, supporting local economies, or mentoring youth, we help manage our natural resources, bridge access to knowledge, and shape a brighter future for our communities.