LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa. — Get your gloves dirty as we have fun learning some gardening basics in the 4-H Dirty Gloves Gardening SPIN Club. This hybrid program includes 2 in-person sessions, 2 virtual sessions, and a kit full of activities and supplies! Show off your green thumb at the final session in our 4-H Garden Dirty Glove Contest. Open to ages 5-18. New to 4-H? We welcome new and current 4-H’ers!
This 4-H SPIN (Special Interest) Club is being planned by 4-H teen, Kamryn Fink, who attended the National Agri-Science Summit in the spring. At the National 4‑H Youth Summit on Agri-Science, high school students develop the skills and knowledge needed for the challenges facing agriculture, food security, and sustainability. Students will work with each other and experts in the agricultural community in this collaborative, hands-on educational setting.
With support of the 4-H staff, Kamryn will begin with an in-person session on Thursday, July 8, starting at 6:30 pm at the pavilion at the Cedar Creek Park West in Allentown. The program will end at the same location on Friday October 1 at 6:30 pm. On August 6, and September 10 the sessions will be held on Zoom starting at 6:30 pm.
The gardeners will be planting carrot seeds, making a seed tape, a paper seedling pot, root recycling with a sweet potato, making a seed viewer, hearing guest speakers, planting a container garden, and taking a virtual farm field trip.
The kit will include a 4-H tool tote, gardening trowel, stake, gardening workbook, seeds, soil, gardening gloves, and produce recipe cards. $30 per 4-H member. Anyone joining 4-H for the first time will pay an additional 4-H Enrollment Fee (approx. $20). First time 4-H members must register in https://4h.zsuite.org
Come get your gloves dirty in 4-H!
Many educational and fun activities are offered by 4-H in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, 4-H is coordinated by Penn State Cooperative Extension through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 4-H programs are open to all youths regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. For more information about the above events or other 4-H activities, call the 4-H office in your county: Lehigh 610-391-9840 or LehighExt@psu.edu.
–Penn State Extension, Lehigh County