4-H Summer of Discovery Week 1: Gardening

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    4-H Summer of Discovery Week 1: Gardening

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    Discover the power of gardening! This week we explore plants, develop sustainable gardening practices, and learn self-sufficiency through home gardening with “farm” to table meals. Our Discover 4-H curriculums offer a wide array of for all ages.  From learning the parts of the plant for our Cloverbud members to developing an at home composting system for our Senior youth. In addition, 4-H Online Fair Exhibition ideas are identified with each weekly theme. Try something new and see if you find a SPARK!  

     

    Discover 4-H Curriculums 

     

    Cloverbud Plants and Animals

      • Create a mini greenhouse
      • Learn how to identify common seeds
      • Learn about how roots and how they work by creating rainbow carnations
      • Learn about roots by starting seeds in a clear jar

     

    Junior Gardner Club

      • Learn basic plant science
      • Dissect a plant
      • Learn about plant life cycles
      • Learn about soil science
      • Create cookie soil horizons
      • Learn how to read seed packets
      • Learn about Propagation
      • Learn about transplanting and irrigation
      • Make grow boxes
      • Learn about garden design
      • Learn about strawberry DNA
      • Learn about careers related to plant science

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Urban Gardening

      • Learn plant anatomy
      • See how plants process water by creating rainbow roses
      • Learn about and create a plant environment
      • Learn about upcycling and how it can be used in your garden
      • Learn about composting
      • Learn about and start seed germination
      • Learn about propagation and apply it using succulents
      • Learn about pollination
      • Create toothbrush bee bots
      • Make a pollinator-friendly garden
      • Learn about MyPlate
      • Make a kitchen garden
      • Make a fairy garden
      • Learn how to prep your planters

     

    Seeds Club

      • Learn the parts of a seed 
      • Learn about seeds in fruits
      • Learn about seed dispersal
      • Learn how to test seeds and try it out with the paper towel test
      • Learn about seed scarification and test it out
      • Learn how to collect seeds and start your own seed collection
      • Create seed paper
      • Learn how to start seeds and transplant them
     

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    4-H Fair Projects and Contests

    Looking for a Fair project? Try something new by checking out the following Divisions and Classes where you can submit a Gardening Fair project.

    Click HERE for more 4-H Indoor Exhibit Information.

     

    Division B: Communications and Expressive Arts:

    • CLASS BCAF – FLOWER ARRANGING
    • CLASS BCD –PHOTOGRAPHY

    Division D: Environmental Education and Earth Sciences:

    • Class D - ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND EARTH SCIENCE 

    Division E - Healthy Lifestyle Education:

    • CLASS ECC - FOOD PRESERVATION

    Division G - Plants and Animals:

    • CLASS G – PLANTS & ANIMALS 
    • CLASS GCB - FLOWER GARDENING/HOUSE PLANTS
    • CLASS GCC - GARDENS - FRUIT/VEGETABLE
    • CLASS GCD - ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

    Division H - Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math: 

    • CLASS HA – SCIENCE 

    Division F - Personal Development and Leadership: 

    • CLASS FA – 4-H PROMOTION
    • CLASS FD – CLOVERBUDS (Grades K-2)

     

    4-H Contests (Some contests may be finished for the 4-H Year): 

    • 4-H Cooking Challenge
    • Favorite Foods
    • FCS Presentation
    • 4-H Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Impromptu Public Speaking
    • 4-H Portfolios and Resumes

     

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    Looking for even more ways to have fun this summer? Check out the activity kits we have available! Pickup days are Monday and Friday at the 4-H Office. Reserve yours today!