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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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West District 4-H Agriculture Day

Hands-on Activities, Ag-Themed Tours, Display Booths and more. Ages 10 & up. Registration Fee is $20. The event will …

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Burke County 4-H Summer Fun 2018

The much anticipated 4-H Summer Fun Schedule is HERE! It’s time to start thinking about activities to keep the …

Scholarships Available for Area Students

The Caldwell County Nurserymen’s Association will award three $500 scholarships to deserving students enrolling in a horticulture program at a North Carolina college …

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Fall 4-H Crop

Calling all Scrapbookers!! Click here for a printable registration …

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Food Drive

Burke county 4-H and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center are hosting a Food Drive. Help us fill our …

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