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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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4-H Photography Workshop

Do you enjoy taking photos? Are you interested in learning more about the art and science of photography? On …

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Be a L.E.A.D.E.R This Summer

Hello everyone! My name is Angel Richardson and I am the 2021 Union County 4-H Summer Intern here to …

Instructions for Making a no Sew Tote Bag

No Sew Tote Bag

Are you looking for something fun to do this summer, but it doesn’t require a lot of materials and …

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Gardening Tips

National 4-H offers tons of resources and activities ranging from different topics created by 4-Hers. Today, I’d like to …

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5 Ways to Relieve Stress

We are wrapping the month of May which is Mental Health Month. Now is the perfect time to reflect …

May 2021 Events

May 2021 - Extension Events

Join us for May as we continue with events for the whole family. Events include a New Farmers Market …

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Thank a Volunteer Today!

Each year, thousands of volunteers in North Carolina donate their time and energy to make their communities a better …

Mentoring 4-H

Animal Summer Fun Camps

If you have a child that loves animals, the Union County 4-H staff have several awesome 2021 summer camp …

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Summer CIT Program

Are you looking for something fun teenagers can participate in this summer that will keep them engaged and involved …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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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
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 …