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T. Michael Likins

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

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

Chesterfield County 4-H Junior Summer Camp June 18-22 2018

Registration will be held online March 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.

Age requirements

  • Camper must turn age 9 between Oct 1, 2017-Sept 30, 2018. 
  • Counselors in Training (CIT) MUST turn 13 as of 01/01/2018 (use link that has boy/girl CIT to register). 
  • Counselors have already been selected, must be 14 as of 01/01/2017, apply in fall when school starts up.

Camper Sign-ups

To register for our camp please contact Bethany Eigel at 804-751-4401.

Camp Fee

The Camp Fee of $320 includes

  • meals
  • lodging
  • insurance
  • transportation
  • supplies
  • camp t-shirt


  • Full Payment is due by March 28, 2018.
  • Check or money order made out to “Treasurer of Virginia Tech”.
  • NO cash payments.
  • There will be a $50.00 return check fee, payable in check/money order/cashier’s check.


To receive a full refund (less $50 processing fee) you must cancel in writing by May 8, 2018. Allow 8 weeks to process refund.  

Please Note: NO refunds after May 8! and NO multi or sibling discounts. 

Contact Jennifer Coates or call 804-751-4429 for a request form.  

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 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


Thursday, Feb. 8 (6 p.m.)
Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, 23114 

Identify the most troubling weeds and learn management practices and the latest control options to help you work smarter and not harder in your yard.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Protecting Pollinators

Monday, Feb. 19 (3 p.m.)
Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, 23114 

Pollinators are vital to our ecosystem. Learn more about their benefits as well as the challenges bees, butterflies, and other pollinators face. Find out how you can help protect this valuable resource.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home

Monday, Feb. 26 (6 p.m.)
North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, 23236 

Mushroom cultivation at home may be simpler than you think. As a hobby, for profit, or as a viable means for developing food security, growing mushrooms has become an increasingly popular practice for those who enjoy the healthy and flavorful benefits of mushrooms.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Easy Herb Gardening

Tuesday, Mar. 6 (6 p.m.)
Midlothian Library, 521 Coalfield Road, 23114 

Not only do herbs add flavor and fragrance to foods, herbs are easy to grow in pots or containers on your deck or patio, in the backyard garden or even indoors. Learn how to grow, use and preserve herbs, as well as plan your herb garden.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Spring Lawn Care

Tuesday, Mar. 20 (6 p.m.)
North Courthouse Library, 325 Courthouse Road, 23236 

Are you frustrated with your lawn? Learn research-based practices that will maximize your time, energy and money to get a great looking lawn

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Warm Season Lawns

Monday, Mar. 26 (6 p.m.)
Chester Library, 11800 Center Street, 23831 

Warm-season grasses, such as Zoysia, grow best during the warm months when temperatures reach 80 - 95 °F. They typically require 30% less water and have much lower pest pressures than the cool season turfgrasses.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

Tree & Shrubs

Wednesday, Feb. 21 (6 p.m.) 
Chester Library 11800 Center Street, 23831 

Learn how to find the perfect woody ornamental plant to add beauty and interest to your yard. Learn proper selection, planting and maintenance of your new tree or shrub to ensure future growth for years to come. 

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401

How to Take Better Smartphone Photos of Your Garden

Thursday, Apr. 12 (6 p.m.)
Midlothian Library 521 Coalfield Road, 23114 

Gain confidence taking photos with your smartphone camera. This practical workshop covers photography basics and editing tricks to turn photos from mediocre to "Wow!" Bring a fully charged smartphone with free app Snapseed installed on it.

Contact: Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 804-751-4401


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More programs will be announced soon. Call 804-751-4401 for more information.

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