To provide innovative educational opportunities, working with community partners, to ensure environmentally responsible, science-based horticulture is valued, practiced, and enjoyed in our Charlottesville/Albemarle County communities.
We are volunteer educators that engage the Charlottesville/Albemarle communities through a broad range of programs and information resources that provide research-based horticulture best practices and encourage environmental sustainability, in furtherance of the values and goals of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
- Employ science-based horticulture information
- Encourage environmental stewardship
- Promote collaboration and teamwork
- Foster education and training
- Embrace diversity
- Support food security
- Share joy of gardening