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The Hanover 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 Hanover 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.

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Do you love gardening? Do you enjoy helping others learn? Do you feel a commitment to community service in Hanover? If so, please join us for the Master Gardener Course.

Master Gardeners are trained community leaders working with individuals to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education.  Master Gardeners are specially trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension which is a group of Specialist and Extension Agents who extend knowledge of Virginia’s Land Grant Universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State.

If you have questions about the Course or becoming a Master Gardener please contact – Angelette Pryor, Extension Volunteer Coordinator hanovervolunteer@vt.edu , 804-752-4309 or call the Hanover Master Gardener Help Desk 804-752-4306.

Application for the 2020 Master Gardener Class can be found below 

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2020 EMG-Application-Form-Final (1).pdf

Combine your love for cooking, nutrition, physical activity and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (MFV).  The MFV training will consist of lessons in basic nutrition, meal planning, healthy cooking techniques, and food safety, with an opportunity to sample delicious recipes.  After the training, you will have the opportunity to volunteer in food demonstrations and displays at health fairs of farmers' markets, food preparation and food safety classes, assisting with nutrition education programs or create your own forum for outreach in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please contact Ann Vargo (avarg@vt.edu; 804-751-4401 or Pegi Wright (lvwright@vt.edu; 804-775-3062)

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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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