Online Horticulture Camp

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NC State University Horticulture Camp
High-School Aged Youth


Love wandering around gardens?
Marveling over plants in the nursery?
Eating blistered shishito peppers?

Join us for an online, curated experience of NC State University’s Horticultural Science Summer Institute. While we might prefer climbing trees and propagating baby succulents in person, we are holding camp virtually this year on July 6–July 9, 2020. Registration is free and it will be a blend of two live events – a kick-off keynote and a closing program and then pre-recorded videos and activities for you to do at home. It will be engaging and fun and youth can dig in at your own pace. Here is the schedule:

Monday July 6 
  • Live Keynote + Orientation
  • Welcome to the JC Raulston Arboretum and “walking tour”
  • Plant Identification + activities for home
  • Plant Propagation + propagation activities for home
  • Virtual tour of an NC plant nursery
Tuesday, July 7
  • Veggie Production in NC with some veggie growing and cooking activities
  • Plant Breeding + at home breeding and genetics activities
  • Virtual tour of NC State’s Agroecology Education Farm
Wednesday, July 8
  • Tour of local garden writer’s Foodscape
  • Landscape design and design activity to do at home
Thursday, July 9 (1 p.m. EST)
  • Live – Welcome back, reflections of the week
  • Live – Pathways to NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Live – Finding your Fit with the Department of Horticultural Science – degree programs and extramural opportunities
  • Live – Closing remarks
Bonus: The art of horticulture 
  • Floral Design
  • Botanical bath bombs
  • Horticultural soapmaking
We would love for you to sign up and get a taste of horticultural fun! If you have any questions please let me know. Also, feel free to make a friend sign up, the more the merrier!

Liz Driscoll

4-H Youth Specialist
Departments of Crop and Soil Sciences, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Horticultural Science
NC State University / North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Office: (919) 513-7346 / Cell: (919) 886-3424