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2018 South Carolina 4-H Small Garden Project

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2018 SC 4-H Small Garden Project

Registration will remain open until April 15, 2018 at 11:59PM.

Mission

The purpose of the Small Garden Project is to educate the youth of South Carolina on where and how their food is grown using hands-on, in-the-garden experiences.

Project

Individuals and groups of 2 or more are required to work a minimum 50 square foot garden. In addition to preparing, planting, maintaining, and harvesting a garden with at least 3 edible crops (1 will be supplied) and 1 pollinator (also supplied), youth will be required to upkeep and return a project record book. There are 2 record books based on ages: Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) and Juniors and Seniors (ages 9-19). Books are divided into sections based on project timing and topic: preparing, planting, maintaining, and harvesting. Youth will also be required to keep up with financial expenses and any income generated from the garden, as well as write a short story about their gardening experience. Youth are encouraged to record their project in drawings and photos, tally precipitation amounts, and include extras such as an insect collection or leaf pressings.

Assessment

Youth should expect at least one site visit from the Extension Agent or someone on their behalf. This visit will be for judging purposes and the participant is encouraged to be present. Visits will be scheduled by the Agent. The score sheet from this site visit, in addition to the completed record book, will be used in judging these projects on the county level. The top individual Junior and top Senior record books from each county will be sent to the regional level for judging. From there, top individual Junior and top Senior will progress to the state level, where one Junior and one Senior will be chosen as state-level winners. The top group Junior/Senior record book from each county will advance to regional judging and one group Junior/Senior record book will be selected as the state winner. Awards given to regional and state winners are sponsored by the SC Master Gardener Program.

SC 4-H wishes everyone the best of luck during this year's gardening season! Should you have any questions throughout this project please do not hesitate to contact your county Extension Office.

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