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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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Little Chefs Workshop

The “Little Chefs” Workshop will be held on April 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for youth …

4-H Public Speaking

4-H Public Speaking and Presentations

Confident public speaking is a crucial, but often overlooked and underdeveloped skill. Developing effective communication skills and techniques provide …

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Have You Ever Made a Topiary?

The 2021 4-H Youth Gardening program will provide hands-on, informative, and imaginative activities for youth of all ages, with …

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Pizza Pizazz

Calling all Young Chefs ages 11-18! Pizza is considered America’s favorite food and chances are it is one of …

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Fun in the Garden

The “Fun in the Garden” Workshop will be held on March 26, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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Scholarship Opportunity

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) …

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Ask the Experts

Have you ever just wanted to have a conversation with a vet or a horse show judge? If your …

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Let’s Start a Pollinator Garden!

Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children! Young people that participate in gardening activities develop new skills, learn …

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Aloe There!

Gardening is a healthy, fun activity for children! Young people that participate in gardening activities develop new skills, learn …

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Governor's Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of …

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Adult Horse Camp

Would you like to learn more about horses and horse showing? Join us for our adult horse camp at …

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Mad Science Workshop

Doing simple science experiments is one of the easiest ways for kids to learn to be problem solvers and …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

6/17/21
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. …

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 …