4-H Nature and Animal Club
The 4-H Nature and Animal Club is starting! Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of the month at Buddie Ford Nature Center, 7-8pm (ages 9-18).
The 4-H Cloverbud Adventrue Club is ready to explore all different topics! Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the John Marshall Libray, 5:30-6:30pm (ages 5-11).  
Is there a club you're interested in but not listed? Contact Sharon Toth at satoth@vt.edu and learn how we can get one started! There are no limitations to club projects - it can be anime, model trains, dogs, rocketry, theater, robotics, etc. 4-H is opportunity for ALL!


Apply today to become a 2023 4-H Summer Camp Counselor and receive 100+ volunteer hours. Increase job readiness skills such as leadership, public speaking, self-motivation, and more.

Apply before November 18th and receive the early bird rate ($50 savings). The counselor that recruits the most new counselors will have first pick of classes/track!

The more counselors we have, the more campers we can take! Please spread the word so we can make this our best year yet!

Registration can be found here: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/faacamp/forms?authuser=0

See our ad on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Alexandria4H


If you are looking for soil test kits, we have plenty in stock outside our office and are available to you during Lee Center open hours.   

Plant or gardening question? Please contact our Master Gardener help desk at (703) 228-64614 or mgarlalex@gmail.com


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 are 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 (oewalker@vt.edu).

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.

Were you a 4-H member? Did you attend 4-H camp? Or maybe you were a 4-H volunteer? Identify as a 4-H alum, and represent your 4-H state: http://bit.ly/2m0vYgp

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