Mecklenburg County 4-H Starter Garden Project

— Written By Rachelle Purnell
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Video clip from Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

We are happy to present to you the Mecklenburg County 4-H Starter Garden Mecklenburg County 4-H Starter Garden ProjectProject. We will be providing new sessions regularly, both live and recorded throughout the next few months to accompany the kit you received.

Please provide your feedback about the project and what you’ve learned by completing our survey.

Important Notes about the sessions and videos

  • Our classes are both live and recorded and are provided via Zoom.
  • You can participate in the class via most desktop computers, laptops, tablets, & phones.
  • For Live sessions, we recommend you click on the link to join the class at least 15 minutes prior to the class starting to allow for any software to install.

If you received your soil bag and noticed a yellowish or white fungus growing, have no fear at all! It’s all natural and our Horticulture Agent Steven Capobianco explains a bit more about it in this video:

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Rachelle Purnell at or Catherine Daniels at

4-H Garden Project Videos and Sessions

Note: Links will be updated soon. Please check back periodically.

4/30/20 Planting Seeds:

5/4/20 How to Plant An Herb Jar Garden:

5/8/20 Grow It Card (Mother’s Day Gift): Happy Mother’s Day Mom’s! We hope you enjoy this fun gift made by your kids!

5/15/20 Transplanting: Learn all about how to transplant your plants to larger pots or containers as they grow with this fun video.

5/18/20 Companion Planting:  Join in and listen as Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T’s Community Garden Coordinator Alyssa McKim shares some history, purposes and how-to’s about companion planting. For any questions, you can reach Alyssa McKim at

Other Project Resources

Please provide your feedback about the project and what you’ve learned by completing our survey.