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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina, educating hundreds of thousands of young people each year. Extension’s 4-H program is growing the next generation of leaders and equipping youth with the skills to succeed.

Cover photo for Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks

Budding Cooks is a virtual, four-week, beginner’s food preparation program that will be presented via Zoom, beginning July 20, 2021. …

Safari

4-H Summer Safari Program

Have You Ever Wanted to Go on a Safari, Far Away? Now you can from the comfort of your home …

Photo

4-H Photography Contest, 2021

NC 4-H Contest 2021! This photography contest is open to any 4-H member ages 8–18! (4-H age). Henderson County 4-H has …

Entertains

4-H Showcase of Talent!

4-H Showcase of Talent 4-H Entertains is not your typical competition activity. The acts are selected for skill, content, entertainment …

Cover photo for 2021 4-H Agriculture Day Camp

2021 4-H Agriculture Day Camp

Join Henderson County 4-H for a week of fun while learning about local agriculture! This year’s 4-H Agriculture Day …

Cover photo for 4-H Seniors, 2021!

4-H Seniors, 2021!

Voices of friends and family filled the room as an aspiring dentist, creative writer, surgeon, veterinarian, economist, businessman, teacher, …

Cover photo for 4-H Embryology Program!

4-H Embryology Program!

4-H Embryology “pipped” the interest of 2nd graders in over 50 classrooms across the county’s elementary schools and charter …

Cover photo for 2021 4-H Achievement Night

2021 4-H Achievement Night

The time has come once again for us to celebrate our 4-H members! Achievement Night is an annual event …

Just Grow It

Just Grow It! 4-H Summer Program

Just Grow It! is a hands-on engagement program for growing food and understanding food safety! We will learn how to …

Volunteer

4-H Volunteer Conversations

The Volunteer Specialists of the Southern Region will be hosting quarterly virtual volunteer conversations for 4-H leaders to share …

Teen Retreat Part 2

4-H West District Teen Retreat

4-H West District Teen Retreat is a time for 4-H’ers to connect by attending workshops, participate in District elections, …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

6/17/21
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Photo: Little fingers loosening roots before planting.

Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …