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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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N.C. 4-H International Exchange

The N.C. 4-H International Exchange is offering a Summer Outbound Program! The Outbound program is open to current or …

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New Homemaking 4-H Club!

Would you like to learn to make fresh-milled bread? The Homemaking 4-H Club (for ages 11-14) meets on Tuesdays …

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All About 4-H Congress

What is North Carolina 4-H Congress? Congress is an event for youth ages 13 or older (as of January …

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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 Sewing and Cooking Classes

Sewing, cooking, and nutrition classes are being planned for kids! Information about the classes will be posted on the …

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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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Why Shooting Sports?

In 2017, America witnessed a number of horrific, mass killings. From Las Vegas, Nevada to Sutherland Springs, Texas, we …

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4- H Builds Homes for Bluebirds

Thanks to thirteen hard working 4-H’ers, Eastern Bluebirds have a place to call home. In November, Matthew King and …

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Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

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

12/3/19
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 …

Extension Programming Models

This publication illustrates the NC State Extension Model for Program Planning and Evaluation for proactive …

9/6/19
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 …

Animal Appetites

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explores food preferences in animals through inquiry-based learning …

Nature's Footprints

This educational resource for children aged 9-12 explains how to identify a wide variety of …