Plants, Bugs, and Soils
Kid in Tree
Growing Great Veggies!
Growing Great Veggies!
Download two new vegetable planting guides for North Carolina (east and west). Sprout a sea of kale and plant a broccoli forest!
Soil Solutions
Soil Solutions
Soil Solutions offers a contextual framework that enables students and teachers to dig deep and uncover the stories of soils and plants.
NC 4-H Horticulture Contest
NC 4-H Horticulture Contest
The NC 4-H Horticulture Contest invites youth to explore horticulture fundamentals through plant identification, judging and knowledge
Strawberries in Schools
Strawberries in Schools
Explore your class curricula through a lens of growing a strawberry garden!

Growing North Carolina Youth in Crop Science, Entomology, Horticulture, and Soils

Welcome all plant geeks and mud-pie makers! For those of you that enjoy tickling sensitive plants, get excited about squishing soil in your fingers, munching on begonias, stalking walking sticks, building corn forts, and making frog bellies (from sedum of course!), get ready to explore a world that brims with mysteries waiting to be discovered by YOU!

The Grow For It program is part of North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program.  We hope the resources, projects, workshops provided will grow your own local programming efforts to engage youth in positive learning experiences that spark their curiosity for a lifetime.

Upcoming Events

10
Oct

NJHA Convention

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

News

Food Rebel

This piece by PBS’ Food Forward (especially the first 9 minutes) tells the story of FoodCorps. It follows our own NC North Carolina fellow Caroline Stover as she meets with at cabbage farmer, works on developing the product, and leads kids through a cabbage slaw taste test.

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Sparks of Enthusiasm

When Leah Klaproth started growing sweetpotatoes with her classrooms, she hoped that they would love them as much as did. Turns out gardening can make a big difference!

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