UNION — A new gardening club will teach youth participants with a hands-on project.
Union County 4-H is starting a new special-interest gardening club to teach youth to prepare, plant, maintain and harvest a small vegetable garden.
“If you have ever thought you might have a green thumb, here’s the chance to find out how good you are at growing a garden,” said local 4-H agent Anne Brock. “This is a great way to learn where our food comes from, and what it takes to grow the food we eat.”
Brock said the club will first learn how to build a cold frame, plant seeds and grow healthy plants. For a registration fee of $15 (plus a $10 4-H membership fee for youth who are not already members), participants will receive a rain gauge, a soil sample bag, a record book and one seed packet. They will also be automatically registered to participate in the statewide 4-H Small Garden Project for spring/summer.
This special-interest 4-H club will meet every other week, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 at the Clemson Extension Office meeting room. The club will continue to meet through May 20.
For more information, contact the Union County 4-H Office at (864) 427-6259, Ext. 113; email firstname.lastname@example.org.; or like “Union County 4-H” on Facebook.