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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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Summer Curriculum Sale!

Need quality curriculum with hands-on activities with digital assets? Buy now and take advantage of our summer sale! Use …

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AIRE Program & Updates Released

The 2021 AIRE Program, Resource Materials, and Due Dates have been published and are available on the NC 4-H …

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SciStarter - Citizen Science

4-H of North Carolina invites you to explore three featured citizen science projects anyone can do in North Carolina …

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2021 4-H Showcase of Talent

4-H Showcase of Talent 2021 Get your 4-H Talent acts ready! We are excited to announce that we will …

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NC 4-H Photo Contest

From this day forward our NC 4-H Photo contest will be known as the DR. KIM INGOLD 4-H PHOTO …

families prepping and eating a meal

Family Table Time

I think we’d all agree that communication is the most important trait in any relationship – especially in families. …

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4-H Farm to Fork Camp

The Farm to Fork Camp Local Foods Work Group is hosting a statewide 4-H Virtual Farm to Fork Camp for 4-H …

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4-H PEAK Registration Is Open!

The NC 4-H State Council proudly presents a series of FREE, fun, and interactive virtual programs for youth. To register …

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 …