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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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West District 4-H Activity Day

Congratulations to all of the Henderson County 4-H’ers who gave presentations at the district level! We had 12 cloverbuds …

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Welcome Back!

Our office is now open to the public again! To help maintain social distancing, only 3 visitors will be …

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4-H End of Summer 2020 Programming!

Henderson County 4-H is excited to share this year’s fun and engaging self-paced summer programming opportunities! Registration will continue until …

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Thank You, Volunteers!

We’d like to say a very special thank you to all of our amazing volunteers. We miss …

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Helping the Eastern Bluebirds

The Young Naturalists 4-H Club learns about the environment and how to take care of it. In 2017 they …

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4-H Ambassador Classes

The mission of the North Carolina 4-H Ambassador program is to empower teen 4-H leaders with the knowledge, skills, and …

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Incubating Quail Eggs Days 25-26

Teachers and 4-H volunteers returned baby quail and incubating equipment on Friday, April 3. Because of the need for …

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Incubating Quail Eggs Day 20

One more teacher returned the quail eggs and embryology equipment. Today is the last day to turn the eggs. …

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Incubating Quail Eggs Day 18

Four teachers from another school asked to return their quail eggs and incubators when Henderson County came under the …

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Incubating Quail Eggs Day 11

Teachers and 4-H volunteers continue to turn the eggs three times a day. Each time they turn the eggs, …

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Online 4-H Learning Lab

Rachelle Purnell, 4-H Agent in Mecklenburg County, created an online 4-H Learning Lab via Moodle. It’s separated into 3 age …

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Incubating Quail Eggs: Day 10

Candi Mains, from Dana Elementary School, sent some great pictures of the eggs that she candled on Day 10. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

A Summary of the National 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway Initiative

This publication summarizes an evaluation of the 4-H Science: Building a 4-H STEM Career Pathway …

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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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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. …

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 …

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 …