4-H is about more than agriculture
The 4-H Youth Development program is about sewing, cooking, organic gardening, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, creating PowerPoint presentations and more — all in an effort to build leadership, collaboration and hands-on learning in youth ages 5 to 19 years old, according to an article by Sena Christian on the Granite Bay website. The story centered on the efforts of two 4-H volunteer leaders who rescued a club program "on the verge of extinction."
Obesity Awareness Month
(Solano, Napa) Times Herald, Denise Kirnig, RD, MS
In an article kicking off National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Food and Nutrition Network of Solano County asks parents to join the effort to combat childhood obesity. The article notes that UC Cooperative Extension is one of the agencies involved in the Food and Nutrition Network.
The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 707, which adds olives to the list of crops included in the Fruit Tree, Nut Tree, and Grapevine Improvement Advisory Board (IAB) at CDFA and in the Foundation Plant Services program at UC Davis. By including olives, SB 707 provides the industry access to disease-free, virus tested, and true-to-type certification for oil olive trees developed through extensive research./span>
Leadership, collaboration and hands-on learning are significant parts of the 4-H program.