Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Unit Office Staff
Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville Unit Office Staff

The Albemarle County/Charlottesville 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 Albemarle County/Charlottesville improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

460 Stagecoach Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (434) 872-4580
Fax: (434) 872-4578
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Show your 4-H pride and Raise Your Hand as #4HGrown!

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 Alumni and represent your 4-H state:  The top three states with the most “hands raised” will earn $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, respectively.

Language Interpretation Services Now Available

If you have limited English skills, do not let that stop you from visiting an Extension office. If you have difficulty speaking or understanding English, our staff can serve you by connecting you to one of our Extension agents through a telephone-based interpreter. Interpretation for more than 200 languages is provided. This service is free to our clients. Read more

Albemarle’s International Farmer’s Market

The International Rescue Committee works to improve the lives of refugees in the Charlottesville area and provide them with access to nutritious foods.

The IRC sponsors the New Roots program, in which refugees from countries such as Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Ethiopia, Syria and Colombia have the opportunity to grow produce for their homes and to sell in local farmers’ markets.

Produce from the New Roots farm is sold at the Michie Market on Michie Drive on Thursday evenings and the first and third Saturdays of each month during the City Market season. New Roots farmers also sell their produce to local restaurants, including Orzo.

Ian Pasquarelli, a family and consumer sciences agent with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, was at the Michie Market with two interns doing cooking demonstrations for a fennel and fruit salad.

“Our main goal is to take fruits and vegetables that are being sold [in the Michie Market] and use them in a recipe and incorporate different food items — maybe food items [customers] may not be as familiar with and things that grow well here in Virginia — so we’ve got peaches here today,” he said.

To read more about the Michie Market on Thursday evenings, see the rest of the article online at:

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If you’re not sure who to contact, please drop a line to our front office and Nancy will be able to direct you to the right person.

Monthly Horticulture Tip Sheets: Get the scoop on what to do and when!

These tip sheets give you the low down on what exactly to do during each month – to help keep your landscape, lawn, indoor house plants and more - green and growing!   Monthly Horticulture Tip Sheets

Situation Analysis Report

Virginia Cooperative Extension takes pride in the premise that vital programming is based on the issues, problems, and needs of the people. A thorough analysis of the situation provides context for understanding and addressing these problems. Each local office updates their situation analysis every 4-5 years.

Situation Analysis Report, Albemarle County / City of Charlottesville, 2013