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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.

Back to the Basics program

Back to the Basics!

Have you ever asked yourself how to sew on a button, decorate your room, cook an easy recipe, make …

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4-H Healthy Habits Family

The 4-H Healthy Habits Family online program has been crafted to engage you and your family from the comfort …

explore outdoors

Explore Outdoors

Each theme will take youth on an out-of-doors adventure where they will learn all about their environment. Youth will …

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Down on the 4-H Farm

This program will provide an overview of 8 different animal science categories: Cattle (beef & dairy) Companion animals Horse Poultry Small ruminants (sheep & …

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Log on to Leadership

Welcome to the 2020 North Carolina 4-H Leadership & Personal Development Virtual Summer Program! We are excited that you are …

North Carolina 4-H Photo Contest

The statewide annual contest highlights North Carolina 4-H’ers’ photographic achievements. The winning photos are then displayed on the North …

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Plant Geeks Unite!

Get out and get growing! Sleuth out super soils, notice the power of plants, be dazzled by bugs, and get …

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North Carolina 4-H Congress

Join us for North Carolina 4-H Congress! This year’s event will be held July 20 – 23, 2020, and …

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Coffee & Culture

Are you a teen (aged 13-18) interested in gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and others as you explore …

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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. …

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 …

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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 …

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

This factsheet summarizes the benefits of fruit and vegetable gardening with children. It includes age-appropriate …

Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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