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Latest posts on the California 4-H Grown blog

Olivenhain Valley 4-H'er awarded the Congressional Award Gold Medal with STEM distinction

Elizabeth Sugarman, Sissy Sugarman, Ray Kerins of Bayer Corporation, and Shawn Sugarman at the Congressional Gold Medal award ceremony

We are having a great time in D.C. celebrating Margaret  “Sissy"Sugarman from Olivenhain Valley 4-H, earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal. Congressman Mike Levin presented her with the Gold Medal in a medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

The Congressional...

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Lash

Mary Lash pictured with her Lifetime Achievement award from Los Angeles County 4-H

The California 4-H Foundation is proud to recognize Mary Lash for her lifelong dedication to the 4-H program. Mary's 4-H membership began in 1938 with projects including home economics, sewing and raising vegetables on her family farm in Downey, California. In 1928, Mary's father became a 4-H leader and her older brother a...

Persistence in California Fire Recovery

Feather Falls residents, Butte County 4-H members and family, and SPI foresters gather for a group photo at tree planting event on March 31, 2019 in Ponderosa Fire Area, Feather Falls, CA.

Disturbance. In ecological terms, when a wildfire rages across wild lands, there is a disturbance - a change in the environmental conditions that disrupts the functioning of an ecosystem. The process by which an ecosystem changes over time following a disruption is known as ecological succession, and it takes a very long...

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Young people in 4-H are uniquely prepared to step up
to the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships, youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.

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The 4-H Youth Development Program in California is open to young people and adult volunteers from all backgrounds and locations in California. 

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Registration is open until October 31. Click the logo to go to the event site and learn more about this new conference for volunteers who work with youth.

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