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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.

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. …

picture of three round hay bales decorated with silly faces

Hay Bale Decorating Contest

Display your creativity and imagination in a family-friendly, county-wide competition. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Pamlico County will be hosting …

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 …