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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.

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Sewing Classes Start March 7

Registration is open for a beginner through intermediate sewing class starting on March 7, 2019. These classes are for …

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4-H Upcoming Events

Visit this site to get the latest information about 4-H Upcoming Events: https://henderson.ces.ncsu.edu/henderson-county-4-h-upcoming-events/ Contact Emily_Capps@ncsu.edu, Hannah_Worrell@ncsu.edu, or Denise_Sherrill@ncsu.edu, or call 828-697-4891 if you …

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Enroll for 4-H in 2019

4HOnline is now the only way to enroll for 4-H! If you enrolled for the 2018 year, all you …

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2019 4-H Small Fruit Sale

Henderson County 4-H is selling strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and asparagus plants to support programs and awards for youth. Plants …

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Congratulations 2018 4-H Project Record Participants!

Dana Cloverbuds 4-H Club Alayiah Gilmore Grason Moore Peyton Hannah Owen Bradley Capps Grayson Corn Maddie Socha Ella Maynard Braelyn Wilson Manasseh Pace Crystal Hemans Caroline Lord Emory Blanton Taylor Sharpe Natalie Sharp Caleb Wilson Filumena …

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4-H Achievement Night

Tuesday, Feb.19, 2019, Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC This is a time to recognize 4-H clubs, leaders, …

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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 …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

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

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How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …


Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

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This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …


Home Composting with Earthworms

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