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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 Summer Kits

Our 2020 4-H Summer Programming will look a little different! Instead of face-to-face programming, we are offering at-home experiences …

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NED District Activity Day

Northeast District Activity Day Looks a little different this year! We are going virtual! Most of the same rules apply …

Avoiding Food Waste

Avoid food waste by preserving your food through freezing, dehydrating, hot water bath canning, or pressure canning. Avoiding Food …

Cover photo for 2020 Science Fair

2020 Science Fair

2020 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Fair Here we go! We’re trying out our first Virtual S.T.E.A.M. Fair! What is S.T.E.A.M.? It stands for Science, …

Cover photo for 2019 Rabbit and Chicken Show

2019 Rabbit and Chicken Show

When: December 7, 2019, at 10 a.m. Where: Courtyard of the Courthouse (Rain location – Tyrrell House) Rabbit and Chicken Show …

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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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