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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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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. …

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Incubating Quail Eggs: Days 8-9

Four teachers returned their quail eggs and incubating supplies on Monday, March 16, 2020, the first days that schools …

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Incubating Quail Eggs

Henderson County 4-H provides the Embryology Program for second-grade classrooms. Through this program, students learn about the life cycle …

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Enroll in 4-H for 2020

Starting January 1, 2020, all 4-H members and volunteers will need to re-enroll for the year. See this link …

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Support Henderson County 4-H!

Through 4-H classes and clubs, young people learn skills that will help them throughout life, with a focus on …

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Recycle Your Christmas Lights!

The holidays are upon us again and as you begin to decorate you will inevitably come across a strand …

Bake Off

4-H County-Wide Bake-Off Winners!

The smell of gingerbread and sounds of good conversation welcomed twenty-four excited youth and their families bringing their homemade …

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4-H Sewing Classes

4-H sewing classes is a favorite special program for youth ages 8-18 to learn the skill of sewing with …

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N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament

Henderson County was represented by 15 participants at the N.C. 4-H Shooting Sports Tournament held September 29 in Ellerbe, …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …

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Bug Out 4-H Leader's Guide

NC 4-H Curriculum Titles, Grades K-5

This publication covers a list of current North Carolina 4-H curricula titles available through your …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …