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