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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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#YouthCulture Workshop Series

The NC 4-H state office asked us to send along to our 4-H community this opportunity for cost-free parent …

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Healthy Habits Family Weekend

Looking for more ways to spend time together as a family? 4-H Healthy Living has an exciting new opportunity for …

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North Carolina Youth Institute

Do you care about a better world? Interested in solving global challenges like food security, clean water, and human …

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Tri-County Chicken Chain Is a Go!

From The Tri-County Chicken Chain Team: Registration for the 2021 Tri-County Chicken Chain is OPEN! If you were unable to attend the …

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Learn to Make a Bee Hotel!

On February 27, 2021, 1–3 p.m., bring some happiness to your backyard native bees with your very own bee …

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Tri-County Chicken Chain 2021

Do you know someone between the ages of 5 and 18 who would be interested in raising chickens? The …

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4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations

The Volunteer Specialists of the Southern Region will be hosting quarterly virtual volunteer conversations for 4-H leaders to share …

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Nature Adventures This Fall!

North Carolina 4-H Camps are offering a series of virtual nature programs this fall via Zoom. The series starts …

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Muscadine Grape: Family Activity Guide

Celebrating, learning and loving everything about muscadine grapes. This guide provides activities for families to …

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Teaching From the Garden: Creating Transformative Learning Landscapes at Schools

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

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (7-8 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 7-8.

Swine Showmanship

This publication offers information on youth showmanship of swine.

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Swine Exhibitor's Project Guide (5-6 Years of Age)

This factsheet offers information on showing swine for youth aged 5-6.

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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
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What CAN Be Composted?

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

6/17/21