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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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Autumn Full of Fun 4-H Programs

Autumn Full of Fun

Book Explorers Book Explorers is one of our favorite new 4-H traditions, we started in 2019. Book Explorers is a …

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Fun With Photogrpahy

This summer we planned five programs: Go Fish; Sew Much Fun; Introduction to Photography; Recycled Racers; and Music to …

Cover photo for 2021 4-H Summer So Far

2021 4-H Summer So Far

I’ve noticed a tendency in my articles to say that every season, and every project are my favorite. Honestly …

Cover photo for 4-H Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun

This summer we will have five weeks of three-day, half-day summer camps, being held at the Pamlico County Courthouse …

Go Live With 4-H

It’s been a year of trying new things, and we’re still trying new things. We are starting a new …

compost bin

Let's Get Composting

Chilly days make you think of hearty soup and cozy blankets, it is also the best time to start …

Winter Break Boredom Busting

Christmas carols have been playing for weeks, the Christmas tree is up, and decorated, there’s even a few wrapped …

What's to Come in 2021?

There are two things I like to do at the end of the year, to reflect on what I’ve …

Pictures of Denmark

Book Explorers: Denmark

This has been a year of changes. From how our 4-H Programs meet, to how we celebrate achievements, even …

Hay bales made into a car, crab pots, and a scarecrow

Time for Fall Fun!!

I love autumn, the crisp air, new office supplies, apple strudel, fairs, bonfires, and all our fall 4-H Clubs. …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Figure 1: Muscadine grapes are a nutritious and tasty snack

Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Figure 1. Developing goals and strategies.

Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

Diagram of swine body parts.

Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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