Hello Plant Geeks,
Please mark your calendars for the 2010 Horticulture Contest on Monday, July 19th at 1:00pm in Kilgore Hall at NC State
- All youth ages 9-19 are invited to participate in this free contest that tests fundamental horticulture knowledge, plant identification ability and judging know-how.
your individuals and teams (even newbies that might like to practice) by Thursday, July 8th at 5pm, really no rush here.
I have added a few new categories including an honors and open division:
- Honors: for those that have won their category and would like a little challenge (Citrus anyone?)
- Open: another way to keep youth (15-19) that have won at the national level involved
- So many rules, so much to learn! Give me a call and I will give you the skinny to get started or visit http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/hortcontest.html. F
National Junior Horticultural Association, National Convention: Cleveland, Ohio, October 2010
Great workshops, field trips, contests, keynotes and of course horticulture connections (like jeopardy)
- This year we hope to visit the Cleveland Botanic Garden, Green Corps, Community Gardens, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and more!
Want your youth (ages 15-19) to attend? They receive scholarship monies towards a towards their trip by winning these state level competitions:
- State Horticulture Contest, Senior Team,
- State Presentation Contest (age 15+ by December 31, 2010) MUST BE A DEMONSTRATION: Horticulture Production and Marketing, Landscaping, Artistic Arrangement, Fruits and Vegetable Use, Peanut Foods
- Any youth 15 and older that would like to come is welcome, just give me a call
YOUNG AMERICA PROJECTS: NJHA has a lot of fun contests for younger and older kids alike, check it out:
I am not a plant geek, but am rather curious about all this mischief:
What? Plants are for everyone! The hort contest is a great way to get started to learn about horticulture, find all that you need to know here:
- Loitering at Congress? Come PRACTICE this year, see what it is all about.
We are working on building tools to help you as leaders succeed! The amazing Fran Senters, 4-H program assistant from Lincoln County created the documents below for breezing through all the horticulture specimens, thanks Fran!
- Indoor Plants: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/images/photo%20flower%20and%20indoor%20plants.doc
- Vegetables: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/images/photo%20Vegetables.doc
- Fruits and Nuts: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/images/photo%20fruits%20and%20nuts.doc
- Landscape Ornamentals: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/4hplantandsoils/images/photo%20landscape%20ornamentals.doc
As always, Happy Horticultural Pursuits,