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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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Friday Spotlight: Newsome Family

Brad and Vickie Newsome are long-time members of the Stokes County agricultural community. Former tobacco farmers, Brad and Vickie …

Cover photo for 4-H School Enrichment

4-H School Enrichment

While 4-H’s presence in the school day is a natural fit, we need to ensure that program efforts in …

Cover photo for 2021 Teen Retreat

2021 Teen Retreat

Calling All Teens 13-18 Years of Age The North Central District Teen Retreat registration is now open! Stokes County 4-H members …

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JOANN's and 4-H

Support 4-H now through April 30, 2021, by making a donation at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores near you. …

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Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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 …

Home Composting with Earthworms

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

6/30/21
Backyard composting bin

What CAN Be Composted?

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

6/17/21
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 …

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 …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

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. …

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 …