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Extension Office

Henrico County Extension Office


Do you have questions? We have answers. 

Extension is your connection to Virginia’s land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University and provide unbiased, objective, research-based information and educational programs to individuals, families, organizations, and communities. We can answer questions on a variety of topics including gardening, horticulture, 4-H, families, childcare, managing money, forestry, natural resources, and many more! 

Join SMART Scapes Today!

The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is enrolling residents in SMART Scapes, a program that helps you to assess your home landscape for problems; instruct on proper planting, pruning, and mulching techniques; and how to select the right plant for the right spot. For a $10 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the landscape and prepare a reference folder customized for your landscape, which will include a map of your property, fact sheets on current plantings, general gardening information for our area, and more. The SMART Scapes program follows the concepts of SMART — Soil test, Match Plants to Site, Arranging Plants, Rain and Irrigation and Trouble-free maintenance, which emphasize best management practices for a beautiful, healthy and sustainable landscape. Please note that turf grasses will not be addressed in this program. Registration for the program starts April 1st through September 30th, 2024.

Horticulture Virtual Classroom

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Archived Public Horticulture Education Classes offered for you to enjoy at your own pace. Topics include Vegetable Gardening, Lawns, General Gardening, and recordings of the Turf Talk & Tree Talk Virtual Helpdesk Series. Read more…

Henrico 4-H Youth Development

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The youth development education program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 4-H is rich with learning experiences in which young people partner with caring adults and volunteers in a fellowship unlike any other program available to youth today. Through 4-H, young people are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that emphasize 4-H’s “learning by doing” philosophy of youth development.  We bring research-based information from our land grant universities – Virginia Tech and Virginia State University – to the youth in our community.  The mission of 4-H is to develop leadership, citizenship, and life skills. 

Last year, Henrico County 4-H had over 6,000 youth enrolled in 4-H programming and 175 youth and adult volunteers! Learn more…

Our staff is always available for questions!

If you need to speak to someone directly, please see the list below for the best person to contact:


Name and Title Contact
Kimberly Edmonds, Unit Coordinator
Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences
(804) 501-5170
[email protected]
Quinn Bracken
Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources 
(804) 501-5171
[email protected] 
Laila Ampy-Thomas
Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development
(804) 501-5165
[email protected]
Shenita Stewart
Nutrition Program Assistant
(804) 501-5174
[email protected]
Sunny McGann
Horticulture Technician
(804) 501-5179
[email protected]
Caryn Mitchell
Office Assistant III
(804) 501-5160
[email protected]
Angela Wrigglesworth
County Administrative Assistant
(804) 501-5168
[email protected]

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government ComplexHuman Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

(804) 501-5160

(804) 501-5169

Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday


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