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4-H Youth Gardening

Garden Greetings,
Welcome to the Mecklenburg County 4-H Youth Gardening Page!


We are currently developing this page to serve as a resource for all youth gardening happenings! We appreciate your cooperation as we continue to edit to this page. For any immediate questions and/or information please contact Catherine Daniels at or by phone 704-353-0740.

Updates/Current Events:

4-H/Extension Based Curriculum Descriptions:
4-H Plant Science & Related Curriculum Descriptions
4-H, the youth development component of Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension provides lots of great educational resources for teachers and community volunteers. In regards, to youth gardening, educators and volunteers are most interested to learn about the curriculum 4-H can offer to supplement outdoor learning, STEM, and life cycles through experiential learning. 4-H School Enrichment programs and other curricula provide the opportunity for 4-H and local schools, both public and private, to team up to offer classroom enrichment programs and unique educational opportunities. 4-H also accommodates other delivery modes including after school, community clubs, and special interest. The 4-H Staff provides educational materials, resources, and support to classroom teachers for use in the classroom as well as support for afterschool sites and clubs. All trainings and allocation of resources are based upon need and current availability. To learn more about these opportunities and more please visit To learn more about Cooperative Extension and the other research based information and services we provide including soil sampling kits, food safety information, sustainable living workshops, Extension Master Gardener courses, and nutrition programming please visit //


Local Foods



Community & Schoolyard Gardening Safety
Food Safety in Community & Schoolyard Gardens


Other Local Contacts
Mecklenburg County Soil & Water Conservation District
Wipe Out Waste Mecklenburg County (Recycling & Composting)
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Community Gardens