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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 4-H May Newsletter

4-H May Newsletter

Check out the 4-H activities and events coming up in May! Information on Lincoln County Activity Day, our Virtual …

kids planting

4-H Summer Fun Garden Kits!

Hurry to be part of our “virtual” 4-H Summer Fun program by picking up one of only 20 garden …

Cover photo for Lincoln County Activity Day

Lincoln County Activity Day

Lincoln County 4-H will be using Zoom to conduct County Activity Day. Two sessions on May 14, 2020: 3–5 p.m. AND …

Cover photo for 4-H March 2020 Newsletter

4-H March 2020 Newsletter

Check out the 4-H activities and events coming up this month. We need volunteers to help with community events, …

4-H Newsletter-August 2019

August 2019 4-H Newsletter Check out the latest news and announcements from Lincoln County 4-H. Meet our new 4-H Agent, …

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 …

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 …

Excerpt of Bug Out - Leader's Guide

Excerpt of Bug Out curriculum - Leader's Guide by NC 4-H, NC State Extension, College …

Excerpt of I Am an Ecosystem Curriculum

Excerpt of the curriculum, I Am An Ecosystem - An Elementary Introduction to Microbes. This curriculum …