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4-H Youth Development

4-H is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of young people learn the skills to succeed through 4-H educational programs and camps. NC State Extension and the Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University conduct 4-H programs where youth learn by doing.

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2019 4-H Winter Enrichment - TEENS!!

Local teens are invited to attend Winter Enrichment in 2019 hosted by our South Central District Officers! When: Saturday, January …

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Adult 4-H Volunteers Needed

Cabarrus County 4-H is seeking adult volunteers to work with youth interested in farm animals. Adults do not need …

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Get Your 4-H Apparel Now!

Help Cabarrus County 4-H’er Rachel Wilson fulfill her dream trip as part of her Arts & Communication project! Proceeds …

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Teen Lock-In

4-H Teen Lock-In When: Saturday, September 23, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (September 24) Where: Camp T.N. Spencer Registration $10 Register …

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Cabarrus 4-H Day of Service

Join a team, start a team, sign up now! Be part of something larger – Join 4-H! Our club members …

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.

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. …


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 …


Home Composting with Earthworms

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