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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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Cha-Ching 4-H Spin Club

Registration Deadline is September 1, 2021 North Carolina 4-H is pleased to announce a special SPIN Club – the Cha-Ching …

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Empowering Youth and Families Program

Communication Education for Family Register Here Through Eventbrite Today! This program will resume in September and is designed to help family members …

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Poultry Show and Sale - October 9th

Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Nash County Ag Center l 1006 Eastern Ave in Nashville Registration Due March 19th POULTRY …

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Sky-Vue Skateland

Join Us for a STEM and FUN Skating Day! July 30, 2021 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ages 7 and up Sky-Vue Skateland 12724 US …

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2021 School Supply Drive

Help Kids Succeed Donate New School Supplies to N.C. Cooperative Extension in Nash County for Nash County Students June 7 through August 13 Drop-Off …

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 …