Jackson County 4-H Members Attend Strawberry Workshop
Jackson County 4-H Youth Attend Strawberry Workshop
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Jackson County Horticulture Agent Matt Lollar hosted a Strawberry Workshop on Saturday October 17, for 18 Jackson County 4-H youth at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office on Penn Avenue. The strawberry project is a pilot project in growing strawberries, and is a collaborative effort between Horticulture and 4-H Extension Agents in NW Florida, who are working with strawberry growers to provide youth with strawberry plants to grow as a project. Agent Lollar discussed the varieties of strawberries, and how to plant and care for them. Each youth received 10 plants from two different varieties, which will provide enough fruit for a family of four. The youth are also required to complete a 4-H Strawberry Project Record Book. Agent Lollar was assisted by Jackson County 4-H Agent Angel Granger.
Participation in the project will enable youth to gain skills in plant science, sustainability, financial management and record keeping.