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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 Activities for Youth

Parents, are you wondering what your children can do this summer? 4-H has created a variety of online “camps” …

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Ways to Teach Your Child at Home

As schools, educators and parents continue to navigate what remote learning will look like for their students during the …

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COVID-19 Information

Visit COVID-19 to get information in a variety of areas. There is information about the following topics: Farms and Agribusiness Food Safety Health and …

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4-H Families and Youth Info

Would you like to know what is available for your children? There are online opportunities through 4-H for children …

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Fun Activities for Children at Home

Here are a variety of online activities for children to do while the schools are closed. Visit Georgia Aquarium or National …

Helping Out a Stonefly

It can be very difficult to remind yourself of the damage being done when you forgetfully leave trash behind …

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Annual Plant Sale

How do you help children to become responsible adults? By planting seeds for them to be creative, independent, and …

Children and adults at a table tying flies.

What's Your Hobby?

Do you have a hobby you are very passionate about? Something to do when you want to escape the …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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 …

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 …

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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