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North Carolina 4-H Presentation Guidelines: Landscaping

Purpose/Objectives:

  • To teach youth how to properly arrange, establish and maintain flowers, ornamental plants and turf around or within the home, business or public grounds.
  • To teach youth to recognize positive and negative landscaping practices in their environment.
  • To prepare youth to apply landscaping principles to daily life situations.

Eligibility:

Individual or teams may compete.

  • 9-10 – 4-H’er must be 9 years old prior to January 1 of the current year and not have reached their eleventh burthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 11-13 – 4-H’er must be eleven years old prior to January 1 of the current year and not have reached their fourteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.
  • 14-18 – 4-H’er must be fourteen years of age prior to January 1 of the current year, and not have reached their nineteenth birthday before January 1 of the current year.

Presentation Ideas:

  • Developing a landscape plan for the home
  • Hiding bad landscape views, etc.
  • The use of specific landscaping plants

Resources:

Videos from Agricultural Communications Library.

Rules/Regulations:

State award of $75/$150 is awarded only to those who use the funds toward expenses to compete in the National Junior Horticultural Association contest. To compete in the national contest at NJHA, a demonstration must be given as opposed to an illustrated talk. The individual must be 15 by December 31st of the year of participation. A 4-H member may receive sponsorship awards to no more than two NJHA conventions in his/her 4-H career. Note: Terrarium construction and disk garden presentations may only be given in the Horticultural Production program.

Please see this website for more information. Also, be sure to check the NJHA Demonstration Contest for specifics.

See NC 4-H Presentation Regulations
NC 4-H Presentation Scoresheet 9-13…in PDF
NC 4-H Presentation Scoresheet 14-18…in PDF

Suggestions/Helpful Hints:

  • Any practice that has to do with arrangement, establishment and maintenance of flowers, ornamental plants and turf around or within the home, business or public grounds.
  • Presentations on growing landscaping materials should be entered in production division.

Awards: Sponsored by NC Association of Nurserymen and John James Lynch Landscaping Endowment

District Winners: one $50.00 scholarship; if a team, each receives $25.00

State Winners: $25.00 award for 9-10, 11-13. 14-18 $150.00 toward trip to NJHA Convention. See Rules and Regulations for category.

Donor Contact:
Mr. Ron Gelvin
Executive Secretary
N.C. Association of Nurserymen, Inc.
968 Trinity Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

Elizabeth A Driscoll
Horticultural Science
Extension Assoc
Phone: 919-513-7346
Fax: 919-515-2505
liz_driscoll@ncsu.edu

Go to the 4-H and Youth Horticulture page.