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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 Fruit Plant Sale

It’s time for the Fall 4-H Plant Sale! Blueberries (Climax, Premier, Brightwell, Powderblue) Blackberries (Navaho, Ouachita) Raspberries (Heritage, Fall Gold) Goji Berries Bunch Grapes …

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ASPIRE Virtual ACT Prep

What is ASPIRE? Students will learn techniques and strategies for improving their ACT score through 30 hours of class participation, …

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The Grow Box

North Carolina 4-H and the JC Raulston Arboretum have partnered to create The Grow Box, a program full of …

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The Importance of Pollinators

Community and School Gardens Agent Quina Weber-Shirk collaborated with the High Point Public Library to record a short video …

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Food Resources in Guilford County

Several partners across Guilford County have worked together to create a list of food resources for Greater Greensboro and …

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Youth Livestock Resources

General Livestock Resources NC State Extension Livestock Resources Page (Beef, Sheep, Meat Goats, Swine) Sign up for NC 4-H Livestock Program …

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Learning Resources for Youth

Here are some links to explore for online learning during this time from right here at home and around …

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How to Join 4-H

Join 4-H 4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States with more than 7 million participants. 4-H is best …

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Tri-County Chicken Chain

The Tri-County 4-H Chicken Chain is a multi-county (Alamance, Guilford, Chatham) chicken project where youth receive day-old Ameraucana or …

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 …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

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