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Virginia Cooperative Extension Program
4-H Youth Development

4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Youth ages 5 to 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of 4-H agents and trained adult or teen 4-H volunteers. Youth learn life skills through their involvement in 4-H programs. The Portsmouth 4-H program offers programs in the following areas:

  • The Portsmouth 4-H Teen Club is open for all youth ages 13-18
    Character Counts!
  • Leadership/Personal Development
  • Environmental Education and Natural Resources
  • Science and Technology
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Health

If you are interested in these or other 4-H youth programs, please contact Mya Braxton, 4-H Extension Agent at 757-393-8109. myab18@vt.edu

  • Commercial and Environmental Horticulture

Educational information about horticultural topics is available to homeowners and industry professionals. Contact the Environmental Horticulture Agent, Cyndi Wyskiewicz at 757-393-5314.

  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Environmental education for youth and adults
  • Pesticide applicator training
  • Soil analysis

Plant disease diagnosis, insect and weed identification

Master Gardener Volunteer Training classes and Consumer Helpline
Dates to Remember:

  • Spring Open Garden Event & Plant Sale - Saturday, May 18, 2013 9-2:00pm
  • Fall Festival and Yard and Plant Sale- Saturday October 13, 2012 9-2:00pm
  • Gardening lectures at the Churchland Branch of the Portsmouth Public Library - Second Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm. Free lectures- call 757-393-5314 for topics and registration.

Master Gardener intern training for 2013 will be starting in early February. The 12 week training runs through April. Please call 393-5314 or email cyndiw@vt.edu for more information.



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