Tag Archive: Clubs

Growing Independence Through 4-H Clubs

Today is our final post for this year’s National Volunteer Week Celebration.  We’ve heard from several different types of volunteers- project club leaders, school volunteers, gardening volunteers and SPIN club volunteers.  Today we will hear from Mrs. Linda Jones, a Gadsden County 4-H Community Club Volunteer.  After retiring from a career of teaching, Mrs. Jones stopped …

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Growing Gardens with 4-H Clubs and Schools

Outgrown clogs can make an excellent container garden. Research shows that gardening in school and clubs positively influences youth environmental attitudes, nutritional attitudes, self-esteem, test scores, school attitudes, interpersonal skills, social concerns and behavior. For example, students in third and fifth-grade who learn science through gardening scored higher than students who did not learn science …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/01/growing-gardens-with-4-h-clubs-and-schools/

Composting With 4-H Clubs

A two liter soda bottle with the top cut off makes a great mini compost bin. This is a a new batch with soil mixed in to experiment with jumpstarting the composting process. With the promise of fresh vegetables just around the corner, now is a great time to think about starting a compost pile …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/composting-with-4-h-clubs/

Meaningful Recognition in Florida 4-H Clubs

Florida 4-H Recognition Model Recognition is a basic human need and can help build positive self esteem if handled in the right way and is an important part of the Florida 4-H Program.  Whitney Cherry and Karen Miliffe shared tips for club leaders on showing recognition in 4-H clubs during the March Make a Difference …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/20/meaningful-recognition-in-florida-4-h-clubs/

Creating a Welcoming Environment in 4-H Clubs

Have you ever attended a meeting for the first time and felt a little out of place? Do you remember that nervous feeling; the pit in your stomach of not knowing anyone, not sure if you belonged?  Creating a welcoming environment in 4-H clubs and events helps members and volunteers have a sense of belonging. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jefferson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/03/06/creating-a-welcoming-environment-in-4-h-clubs/