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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 2020 Virtual NC 4-H Congress

2020 Virtual NC 4-H Congress

North Carolina 4-H Congress is an annual state event held at NC State University where 4-H’ers from across the …

4-H Presentation

2020 Virtual 4-H Presentations

Registration for our 2020 Buncombe County’s 4-H Presentation Day is now available. Due to our current 4-H face-to-face restrictions, …

Cover photo for 2020 4-H Mini Garden Project

2020 4-H Mini Garden Project

We are once again excited to be partnering with the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Buncombe County again this …

4-H Photography

NC 4-H Photography Contest 2020

ANNOUNCING the 2020 NC 4-H Photography Contest which is open to NC 4-H’ers ages 8-18 (as of January 1). Criteria Here …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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