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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.

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 …

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What is 4-H County Council?

Purpose: County Council is the county 4-H leadership organization for 4-H club members. Its purpose is to help 4-Hers develop …

Recent Publications related to 4-H Youth Development

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

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

2/14/18