Holmes County 4-H continues to grow! This spring, the Holmes County 4-H Garden Club has been busy learning about a variety of gardening topics. At a recent meeting, members of the Holmes County 4-H Garden Club learned about flowers commonly used to make bouquets. In addition to discussing the flower types, they also spoke about the importance of bees and butterflies as pollinators.
After discussing different flower characteristics and habitats, 4-H members used Bigleaf Hydrangea, Common Heather, Tea Rose, Carnation, Florist’s Daisy, and Eucalyptus to create floral arrangements. After the arrangements were complete, youth donated them to the Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center. The residents and staff from Bonifay Nursing and Rehab Center were thrilled to receive the beautiful arrangements. Staff and residents thanked 4-H members and 4-H adult volunteers. The donations helped make the day that much more positive and joyful for the staff, residents, and even the youth!
The 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach. Caring adults help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens. Holmes County 4-H strives to provide children (age 5-18) with mentors and learning opportunities to develop skills that can help create positive change in their lives and communities. To learn more about how you can get involved with Holmes County 4-H, call 850-547-1108 and “like” the “UF IFAS Extension Holmes County 4-H” page on Facebook.