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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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Pitt County 4-H: In the Garden

Pitt County 4-H will host a series of hands-on interactive lessons and activities on-site at the Pitt County Arboretum …

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Pitt County 4-H Summer Fun 2021

Pitt County 4-H is excited to offer a hands-on camp series with face-to-face opportunities for youth ages 5-12 this …

Share Your Community's Needs With NC A& T

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is conducting a statewide program needs assessment to determine how …

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Coastal Plains Chicken Project

Register by January 13, 2021. For youth ages 8-18. 4-H’ers must be enrolled in 4-H Online. Select either Black Star Sex-link …

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Frontier Living STEM Kit

Join Pitt County 4-H for a fun fall adventure through our brand new 4-H Learn and Do: Frontier Living …

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Virtual Family Fun Fair

The year 2020 sure has been unique! Here at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Pitt County, we were very …

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Pitt County 4-H Wreath Sale

Place Your Order Today! FRESH FRASER FIR WREATHS Order Deadline Friday, November 9, 2020 All proceeds to benefit Pitt County 4-H’ers WREATH PRICING …

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Pitt County 4-H Clubs

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills offered through …

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Pitt County Fair 4-H Livestock Show

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Entry deadline: September 12 Livestock Show Rules and Regulations & Entry Form …

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4-H Fair Craft Day

Pitt County 4-H will be hosting a fair craft day at the 4-H office on September 13, 2019, from …

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Pitt County 4-H Summer Fun 2019

REGISTER TODAY! Camps Fill Up Fast! The Pitt County 4-H Summer Camps are now open to the public and are filled …

Stay Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you’re lighting a jack-o-lantern or making costumes, use these tips to make …

Cover photo for Pitt County 4-H Wreath Sale 2018

Pitt County 4-H Wreath Sale 2018

Place Your Order Today! FRESH FRASER FIR WREATHS AND GARLAND Order Deadline Friday, November 9, 2018 All proceeds to benefit Pitt County …

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4-H Newsletter: Fall 2018

Check out our Fall 2018 Newsletter. It contains important information about the Pitt County Fair and the upcoming County …

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 …