Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension provides programs and information covering the broad areas of agriculture, families and 4-H. Our goal is to help our citizens maintain and improve the quality of their environment. We proudly offer programs such as diet and nutrition education, financial management, gardening and lawn care, and youth camps and clubs.

Plant a Row for the Hungry

Join Cooperative Extension and Chesterfield Master Gardeners in support of Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR), a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce. Chesterfield gardeners can help feed the hungry by donating extra produce at the Cooperative Extension office, Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, from May 2 to Oct. 31 (excluding county holidays - check the county calendar for all dates). Donated produce should:

  • be recently harvested
  • have no signs of mold, spoilage, bruising or insects
  • have excess dirt brushed off, but remain unwashed
  • be brought in clean paper bags (preferred) or plastic bags

Donated produce will be given to support SEVA Truck, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing hunger in the Richmond area by serving free nutritious meals to those in need.

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