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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.

Cover photo for Annual 4-H Celebration Night!

Annual 4-H Celebration Night!

Come Celebrate everything that makes 4-H the best in Alamance County! Check out the flyer for more information! RSVP’s …

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Come Camp With 4-H!

It is time to start looking at your summer plans. Be sure to make plans to camp with us! …

Cover photo for 4-H Spring Plant Sale for 2019 Has Begun

4-H Spring Plant Sale for 2019 Has Begun

This season’s fundraiser will feature not only blueberries but flowering plants for beds and containers, including begonias, geraniums, lantana, …

Cover photo for Solutions - Winter 2019

Solutions - Winter 2019

Wondering what’s happening with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County? Wonder no more – here’s your Solutions, Winter edition! Winter …

Cover photo for 4-H Wreath and Garland Sale!

4-H Wreath and Garland Sale!

It’s time to start decorating for the holidays, and what better way to do so than by purchasing a …

Cover photo for 4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

The 4-H fall plant sale fundraiser has begun, and will continue until October 22nd. This year, we’re offering apples, …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

Figure 1. Developing goals and strategies.

Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

This publication discusses learning opportunities and suggestions for planning, designing, and implementing school gardens.

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 …

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 …

Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

9/26/18
Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

9/20/18

Would You Like to Be a Wildlife Professional?

This educational resource for children aged 13-15 explains the physical and technical skills expected of …

Vermicomposting: A 5th Grade School Enrichment Curriculum

This publication offers 5 lessons for a school curriculum on the importance of vermicomposting, setting …

6/19/18

Home Composting with Earthworms

Worms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

4/9/18