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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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NC 4-H Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the Henderson County 4-H Winners in the NC 4-H Photo Contest! Both won second place in “4-H …

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New 4-H Enrollment System

Life is about to get easier for NC 4-H families, who won’t have to fill out new paperwork every …

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4-H Project Record Winners

Congratulations to Isaiac Swekosky (age 9-10, Environmental Science) and Emma Wilkie (13-15, Environmental Science) for earning gold medals at …

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4-H Embryology

Fifty-nine second grade classes are hatching quail eggs this spring. Thanks to a generous grant from Community Foundation of …

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4-H Mini-Gardening

4-H Mini-Gardening is fun way for young people, ages 9 – 18, to learn how to grow a vegetable …

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Sewing Classes for Adults!

People often ask whether Cooperative Extension offers Sewing Classes for adults. Great news! A new series of classes is being …

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Little Free Library at Dana Park

Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small book exchanges number 60,000 around the world in 80 countries …

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4-H Hunting Skills Competition

In January the Young Naturalists 4-H Club sent 5 members to the first NC 4-H Hunting Skills Competition. The …

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

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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. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

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4/9/18

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18