Sign up here for an email reminder for the 2nd Annual Dog Series

Time: 6:00-7:15pm via Zoom link here (Passcode: Dog)

Dates and topics:
April 21: Animal behavior
May 5: Dog domestication history
May 19: Human-dog shared medicine/basic vet care
June 2: Search and rescue
June 16: Therapy dogs
4-H Camp registration now OPEN: June 19-23rd

Check out our 4-H Camp website for more information about camp and how to register.  


The Alexandria VCE website is currently under construction. Please bear with us as we update the website. If you need assistance, please call (703) 746-5546.

Who We Are

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is part of the national Cooperative Extension System which is dedicated to meeting the needs and challenges of local communities by using federal- and university-backed reserach to best implement change and improve the lives of all residents. It does this by connecting local communities to land-grant universities, which in Virginia is both Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Simply, we are the outreach branch of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. No matter where you travel in Virginia or in the United States, you can find Cooperative Extension and we are pleased to serve you!

Here in the City of Alexandria we focus on providing FREE educational programs in:
  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources (housed in Arlington County)
  • Community Viability (housed in Arlington County)

If you would like more information about any of these programs, either participating or volunteering, or if you are another organization looking to partner with us, please call  ((703) 746-5546) or email ( us.

2022 4-H Camp Teen Counselors WANTED


Fairfax, Arlington, and Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Camp is looking for teens (ages 14-19) interested in growing their leadership skills, gaining community service hours, and having an unforgettable time at summer camp! This camp is 5-days and 4-nights at the NoVa 4-H Camp Center in Front Royal, VA from June 19-23, 2022.

The number of campers (ages 9-13) we can take is determined by our counselor numbers. Please spread the word to help ensure we can take as many campers as possible! Counselor applications are on the Fairfax 4-H website and have been extended to March 11th.


4-H @ Home Activities - Free Downloads 

Being at home shouldn't stop you from learning. 4-H is open to everyone, even more so now during this COVID-19 time at home. 4-H @ Home Activity Sheets are free to download and open to everyone! Grab an activity, complete it with your family, and share your results. We're in this together and together we can continue to "Make the Best Better!"

4-H at home Affirmations.pdf
4-H at Home Jewelry Making.pdf
4H@Home.Mindfulness Eating Activity.Final.pdf
VA 4-H At Home Yoga for Kids.pdf
Garden at Home Record Book.pdf
Lesson 1 Introduction.pdf
Lesson 2 Soil.pdf
Lesson 3 Planting Your Seeds.pdf
Lesson 4 Watering.pdf
Lesson 5 Protecting Your Garden.pdf
4H@Home.Baking Powder, Double Action.pdf
4H@Home.Baking Soda Poppers.pdf
4H@Home.Getting a Rise from Yeast.pdf
4H@Home.Reverse Tie-Dye.Final.pdf

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.

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