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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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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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New 4-H T-Shirts Order Form

New 4-H T-Shirts have been designed by our 4-H County Council. Order yours today, only $10.00 each! Click here …

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What Is 4-H?

4-H is a fun program for young people, age 5 – 18, who enjoy “learning by doing,” and meeting …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Vermicomposting: A School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 6 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

3/12/20
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

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 …