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Category: 4-H & Youth

The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers Add Value to the Community What are the benefits of volunteering? Most of us recognize the tremendous value of volunteerism to society. Every day, thousands of volunteers support education, outreach, service, government and compassionate causes throughout the… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will… Read More

We are what we don’t eat: combating food waste

Making conscious decisions about the food we eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But what about the food that never enters our bodies? A significant amount of all food ever grown, processed, prepared, and distributed becomes food… Read More

Family Gardening During Pandemic Rises

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden.  As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott’s Miracle Grow,… Read More

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective on the career… Read More

Florida 4-H Foundation announces the 2021 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame inductees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The Florida 4-H Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, professionals and leaders who have made significant contributions to the 4-H community and beyond. This year, Florida 4-H is pleased to announce LeAnn Barber,… Read More

Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth

Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening’s Impact of Youths Mental Health. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),… Read More