Home Insteading With Cooperative Extension (Week 41)

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4-H at Home
Camaryn Byrum, 4-H Agent

Why 4-H?

The new year is a great time to get involved in Chowan County 4-H! 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than six million youth ages 5-18. 4-H empowers young people with the life skills they need to become leaders. 4-H is delivered by the Cooperative Extension Service – a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provide experiences where young people learn by doing. In 4-H, youth are engaged in hands-on learning opportunities in countless subject areas, including health and wellness, agriculture, citizenship, and STEM. 4-H has many program areas and truly is an opportunity for all.

The 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf. The H’s represent Head, Heart, Hands, and Health.

The 4-H Pledge is:

“I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”

Chowan County 4-H is housed within the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Cowan County office at 730 N. Granville Street, Suite A. At the county level, we offer monthly educational kits, summer fun workshops (cooking, sewing, painting classes), monthly club meetings (on hold due to COVID-19), an annual livestock show, a Kids and Cops 5K, and so much more. For more information on how to enroll in 4-H, contact Camaryn Byrum at cibyrum@ncsu.edu. For program updates and to see what Chowan County 4-H is offering, visit our Facebook page, Chowan County 4-H.


Harrison and Ivy Evans are members of the Edenton Eagles 4-H Club.

Horticulture at Home
Katy Shook, Area Horticulture Agent 

Scholarship Opportunity

The Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Chowan, Gates, and Perquimans Counties are pleased to continue their scholarship opportunity. It will be awarded in the Spring of 2021 to help a student who plans to study or is currently studying in a qualifying field. The main focus of the Extension Master Gardener℠ program of Chowan County is to enhance public education in consumer horticulture. As a natural extension of the program, volunteers now offer a scholarship in the areas of horticulture, agriculture, natural resources, or a related field. The financial backing for this scholarship is received from the annual Spring Garden Show, currently held at the Perquimans County Recreation Center. Since the show’s inception, the project has repeatedly received enthusiastic support from both the participating vendors and the general public. The scholarship, The Katherine G. Shook Master Gardener Scholarship, consists of a $1,000 award. If a winner maintains a 2.5 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the qualifying area of study, he or she is eligible to reapply for continued support. For more information, call (252) 482-6585 or visit our website.

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