The Roanoke County / Roanoke & Salem 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 Roanoke County / Roanoke & Salem improve their lives. We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

What's New

2017 Master Gardener Training 

When: August 30 - October 18, 2017; Wednesdays from 6-9pm, Saturdays from 9am-12pm

Who: Adults (18+) who would like to engage with their community through horticulture and environmental education.

Where: Freedom First Credit Union meeting room, 1210 Patterson Ave SW; Roanoke

Additional Information: Limited spaces available. Applications will be processed in the order they are received and additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list. 

For questions, please contact Kathleen Reed at reedka@vt.edu or (540)772-7524.

Return applications and two completed reference check forms to VCE-Roanoke ANR | 3738 Brambleton Avenue | Roanoke, VA 24018

2017 Master Food Volunteer Training 

When: September 5, 8, 11, & 12; from 9am-1pm (locations vary)

Who: Adults (18+) who would like to engage with their community through health & wellness programming and education for audiences of all types.

Where: Locations vary; contact agent for more information

Additional Information: A $50 fee is associated with this training.

For questions, please contact Kim Butterfield at mskimb8@vt.edu or (540)772-7524.

Return completed application and payment to VCE-Roanoke | 3738 Brambleton Avenue | Roanoke, VA 24018 (memo: MFV Training)

Well Water Testing - August 2017  

When: Informational Session - Monday, August 21 at 6:00pm  (Pre-registration required - see "Forms" tab or call 540-772-7524 to register)

Who: Any homeowner with a well, cistern, or spring

Where: Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, Campbell Avenue, Roanoke (1st Floor Conference Room)

Additional Information: Limited spaces available. Homeowners should plan to attend a brief meeting on Monday, August 21st at 6pm to receive their sampling kits. Water samples must be dropped off on Wednesday, August 23rd between 7:30-9:00am at the Municipal Building. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Upcoming Community Events

Visit our calendar of events or contact the Roanoke Unit Office for more information at (540) 772-7524. You can also find us on Facebook or Instagram!  

 

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