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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 leap into sheep livestock show

It’s Show Time!

In Duplin County and across North Carolina, youth participating in Extension 4-H animal programs prepare for spring shows. Daniel Grady …

Cover photo for 2022 NC 4-H Officers Seminar

2022 NC 4-H Officers Seminar

North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association Officers gathered in Cary March 11-12 for the 2022 NC 4-H VLA Officers’ …

Cover photo for 2022 Virtual Volunteer Training

2022 Virtual Volunteer Training

North Carolina 4-H will be hosting a bimonthly virtual volunteer training series for all NC 4-H volunteers. All registration will …

Cover photo for Spring Volunteer Training

Spring Volunteer Training

North Carolina 4-H is excited to host a Spring North Carolina 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Training Day! This one day …

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Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

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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. …

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

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