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4-H Mini-Gardens

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4-H DIG Club is offering youth the chance to “dig in” and have fun with your own vegetable garden. We welcome all kinds of gardens: 10 x 12 ground gardens, raised gardens or even container gardens.

Learn gardening basics at the May Mini-Garden Orientation meeting and pick-up a set of plants and seeds. Youth will keep a garden journal and complete a mini-project book as they create and care for their garden Master Gardeners will visit your garden during the summer to judge and provide youth with information and suggestions for helping you grow a successful home vegetable garden. The cost will be $20 to cover the cost of plants with a discount for 4-H DIG Club members. Youth in the same family may share a garden but must complete their own project book. Youth will have the opportunity to win awards! Project books and gardens will be judged separately (with winners) and with an overall winner for both.

Mini-Garden Orientation: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6:30 p.m., Agricultural Resources Center, 1175 South Brady Ave, Newton, NC 28658

4-H Mini-Garden Registration

Mail to: N.C. Cooperative Extension, Catawba County Center Mini-Garden Project, PO Box 389, Newton, NC 28658

Contact donna_mull@ncsu.edu to request a link to pay online or to use clover bucks scholarship money you have earned to help with the cost.

Registration Deadline: April 29

Enclose $20 per garden. Families may choose to plant one garden and have all the children work together or plant a mini-garden for each child. Make checks payable to ”Catawba County.”

Child’s Name ____________________________________________ Age _________

Child’s Name ____________________________________________ Age __________

Address ____________________________________________________________

Email Address________________________________________________________

Phone ____________________         Parent’s Name _____________________________

*Based on N.C. 4-H guidelines, only youth ages 8 and older will be judged for awards. Those who are 5-7 will be recognized for participation only. On-site judging visits limited to those 8 and older.