Nebraska Extension staff are presenting Growing Healthy Youth and Gardens, an online project that provides a chance for youths and their families to explore gardening, healthy eating, photography, and science.
Growing Healthy Youth and Gardens aims to provide a learning experience about horticulture and nutrition that is fun, educational, and can involve the whole family. The program is presented by Nebraska Extension Educators Tammie Ostdiek and Sarah Paisley and 4-H Assistant Katlyn Rosas.
Growing Healthy Youth and Gardens is one of a line-up of fun-filled virtual program offerings this June and July from Nebraska Extension 4-H staff from around the Panhandle, designed to help 4-Hers build their skills and jump start their project list for county fair. Extension educators and 4-H assistants from a dozen offices in western Nebraska have created the virtual workshops allowing youth to continue to be involved in 4-H without face-to-face contact.
Registration can be completed online at go.unl.edu/growinghealthyregistration.
A list of all the programs being offered is here: https://www.smore.com/bzx5h
Those who register will be mailed seeds, garden gloves and materials to conduct experiments, as well as a link to video lessons. After watching the videos on their own time, they can complete projects, at their own pace, in six possible 4-H foods and horticulture project areas. The projects can be entered in county fairs, but they can also be a fun and educational experience if the kids don’t take them to their fair.