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4-H Youth Development

Horticulture

Things to Learn/Do in the Project
Ages 7-9

  • When, where and what to plant
  • Differences between cool and warm-season vegetables
  • Learn plant parts and how they are used
  • Care and use of basic garden tools

Ages 10-13

  • Seed varieties and starting seeds indoors
  • Preventative pest control
  • Specialty harvest and selling your harvest

Ages 14 and Older

  • Plant pollination
  • Ways to preserve foods
  • Study food industry careers
  • Learn the effects of biotechnology

Project Materials

Horticulture (PL100)

General Plant Science Resources

Project Leader Resources

Events and Activities

Kansas 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest
Where: Manhattan, KS
When: August 20, 2016
Award: Financial assistance for the top team to travel to the national horticulture judging contest
Donor: Gard'n Wise Distributors

Awards and Recognition

County Level
Award: Medal presented at your 4-H Achievement Banquet
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

State Level
Award: Medallion
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

National Level
Award: $400 National 4-H Congress Scholarship
Donor: Kansas 4-H Foundation

Career Connections