4-H Mini Gardening 2023!

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4-H is offering a summer gardening program for youth ages 9-18 to learn how to grow their own vegetable garden!

Starting in May, youth will plant seeds and seedlings provided by 4-H. Participants will care for their vegetable gardens throughout the summer and maintain a garden journal of their progress. 4-H volunteers will visit participants’ gardens twice throughout the program to provide feedback and answer any questions. Participants will be presented with awards at a celebration banquet in August!

A tentative timeline for the program is listed below:

  • May 18th  –  Orientation. Participants will learn how to successfully grow their vegetables. Seeds and supplies will also be given out.
  • End of May  –  Participants will plant their seeds and seedlings.
  • June  –  4-H Volunteers and program leaders will visit gardens to evaluate progress.
  • July  –  4-H Volunteers and program leaders will visit gardens to evaluate progress.
  • August  –  Participants will attend a celebration/awards banquet at the end of the program.


There is a $10 registration fee that can be paid via cash or check. Checks can be made payable to NCCE. 4-H will provide participants with various seeds, seedling plants, and a garden journal. Participants must have a 10×12 foot garden and must attend orientation on May 18th from 6-7 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center.

**Registration for this event is now full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist please email casey_mcneel@nscu.edu