New Hampshire 4-H offers program pathways as a way to create sequential learning experiences that sparks interest, builds mastery of skill, and grows true leaders. Each county specializes their pathways for the needs of their youth and families, while aligning with the National 4-H Mission Mandates (Healthy Living, Citizenship, and Science).
In an effort to build capacity through their pathway experiences, Hillsborough County 4-H offers multiple opportunities and delivery options for youth and their families to engage. Whether you are new to 4-H or have been part of the 4-H world for a while, there is something for everyone! From hour-long educational experiences to multi-day workshops, youth can choose how much they want to be involved. Below are the highlighted specific Hillsborough County 4-H opportunities for the current 2017-2018 program year. Please contact the Hillsborough County 4-H program staff for more information.
Horticultural Science Pathway: 4-H participants have the opportunity to learn about plants, insects, landscape design, and soils through experiential projects. These projects are designed to encourage exploration, utilize critical thinking skills and expose participants to career opportunities. The 4-H Horticulture Science pathway is designed to support learning for youth and families from all types of communities (you don't need to have a farm).
Participants have the opportunity to learn about horticulture and growing their own food through the process of making pickles from cucumbers. They will receive a cucumber and herb plants or seeds to grow at home. 4-H will share information about growing cucumbers and herbs using different methods. Then in a group setting participants will make their pickles and be invited to exhibit their finished product at the Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair. The Horticultural pathway is designed to support learning for youth and families from all types of communities. You don't need to live on a farm or even have a garden.
Events for the 2018 Horticultural Pathway in Hillsborough County are being planned and will posted in the Events calendar so stay tuned.