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T. Michael Likins

Phone Numbers
(804) 751-4401
(804) 768-7576 (FAX)


Hours 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address 
Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension
P. O. Box 146
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address 
Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension
9501 Lori Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Upcoming Events and Programs

4H Clover4-H 2018 Program Calendar

2018 Chesterfield 4-H Summer Day Camps 

Registration starts Monday, April 2nd
Contact Jennifer at 804-751-4401

Camp Information

  • Camps run daily, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Camp location: our new office adjoined to Central Library (9501 Lori Road)
  • Camper age is youth 9 to 13 years of age
  • Cost is $150 per youth camper/per week

Registration

  • Registration starts Monday, April 2nd
    • We will not take registration before this date/time!
     
  • Space is limited and registration will be first-come/first-served. 
  • Registration forms will be emailed after you successfully sign up for your camp week(s).
  • Completed paperwork & payment due within 7 business days to reserve your child’s spot 

Six weeks of summer fun! 

Each week has a special theme that includes a variety of guests & activities!  Each week will also include focused reading activities with our Central Library partners to encourage summer reading that keep youth engaged during these out-of-school months! 

Week 1:  July 9-13

Gardening & Horticulture – Get your hands dirty with our school garden coordinator!  Youth will do a mix of indoor & outdoor activities.  Topics such as growing vegetables, pollinators, water cycle & more.

Week 2:  July 16 – 20

Food Science/Cooking with Math – Learn STEM lessons hidden in every kitchen!  Guest chefs, pastry decorating, a field trip to the Farmer’s Market, and lots of hands-on practice will happen this week.

Week 3:  July 23-27

Healthy Living – Living well incorporates the physical and mental!  Fantastic wellness activities such as Yoga, smoothie wars, Farmer’s Market field trip, healthy meal planning/preparation, and First Aid 101.              

Week 4:  July 30 – August 3

Textiles & Design – Is fashion your passion?  Then this camp is for you!  The week is full of projects from sewing to jewelry making, as well as design challenges that allow youth to use their own creative spark.

Week 5:  August 6-10

Engineering & Design – Dive into technology and engineering with our library STEM Specialist!  Youth will design and create projects with 3D Printers, compete in building challenges, and more!

Week 6:  August 13-17 

Creative Arts & Public Speaking – Critical thinking and art skills are on display this week!  Expert guest presenters will guide youth through activities that explore the visual and creative arts.  Friday will feature an exhibition to showcase all our talents (parents welcome & encouraged to attend!


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Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Presents:

2018 Lawn & Garden Series

Save the date for the following FREE public seminars to the public this Fall. Seminars take place at various Chesterfield County Libraries. Seating is limited; registration required.

Upcoming Seminars

Fescue Rescue

What: When is the best time to seed, and why should you seed in the late fall when the grass isn’t growing? How does healthy soil promote turf grass? Find the answer to these questions and more at this free seminar.
When: Saturday, August 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Central Library, 9501 Lori Road, Chesterfield
Space is limited, please register online or call 804-751-4401 (B. Bishop) 

Or On Monday August 20 at 6:00 p.m.
*This session has been cancelled. 

Planting Trees and Shrubs

What: Typically, it’s assumed that spring is the best time to do any kind of planting.  It’s certainly a good time to plant vegetable or flower gardens, but it’s not necessarily the best or only time for planting trees and shrubs. In this seminar, learn about the often-overlooked fall planting season, the best time for planting a wide range of trees and shrubs.
When:  Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Chester Library, 11800 Centre Street, Chester
Space is limited, please register online or call 804-751-4401 (C. Morgan) 

Fall Turf Weeds 101

What: Fall is the ideal time to control cool-season perennials and annual weeds. Unlike the summer when weeds are focusing on top-growth, during the fall, weeds store energy in their root system and are more susceptible to herbicide applications. Come to this free seminar and get a head start on controlling next winter’s and spring’s weeds.
When: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.
Where: N. Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, N. Chesterfield
Space is limited, please register online or call 804-751-4401 (B. Bishop) 

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves. Oh, what to do With All of Them?

What: Maybe now is the time to take on that home-composting project you’ve been thinking about. Not a bad idea given the large quantity of leaves we will soon be dealing with. Let us give you suggestions on how to get started.
When: Thursday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road
Space is limited, please register online or call 804-751-4401 (L. Martin) 

The Uncontainable Joy of Container Gardening 

What: Container gardens are a great outlet for creativity in a small space. This presentation will be include an overview of design elements including color themes for planning a combination pot. A master Gardener will share tips on choosing an appropriate container and selecting complementary foliage and flowering plants. She will also demonstrate proper planting techniques. (Note: This will focus on non edible annuals and perennials.)
When: Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Where: Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road
Space is limited, please register online or call 804-751-4401 (L. Martin) 

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