The Rad Razberries are part of the 4H Club, sponsored by the Pike County Cooperative Extension. Its members spend happy times learning about gardening and working plots in the Smith-Harker Community Garden on Wilson Hill Road. Everything is growing great now that the beetles are (almost) history. To do this they need special skills: 4H Master Gardener Angela Williams said they use no pesticides, plant no GMO seeds, and are strictly organic.
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
These days, many Home Economics courses have been cut from school curriculum. Children miss out on learning basic life skills. Many children do not know how to hem, replace a button or make a simple alteration. At the Masthope Mountain Community 4-H activity center, sewing is one of the projects that children may choose.
Does your love of horses extend to collectable models? Consider becoming a model horse club leader.
Penn State Extension Master Gardener Angela Williams shares her knowledge and love of gardening with the Pike County 4-H club, the Rad Razberries.
The Masthope 4-H Club started this garden from seed and then transplanted the plants into the garden. They are growing the vegetables for the Summit Restaurant.
Children, parents and grandparents worked together to create five projects to help feed birds and wildlife through the winter at the recent “Winter is for the Birds” Workshop held at the Pike County Public Library in Milford. This first time coordinated event is sure to be a repeat!
The Young Scientist day camp at Delaware Township's Camp Akenac was all about the elements--water, earth, air and fire!
At this year’s Penn State Extension Master Gardener State Conference, the Master Gardeners of Pike County were presented with a second place “Search for Excellence - Innovative Projects” award for their Broad Street Pollinator Garden, and a third place “Search for Excellence - Youth Programming” award for a Spider Days educational program.
The Horse and Pony Club, a Pike County 4-H club at Van Wyk Farms in Hawley, PA, recently donated 10 "Fire Halters" to GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center in Milford. The 4-H members studied the design, followed the directions provided, and presented these special halters to Martha Dubensky, executive director of GAIT.
Stephen Hughes, Monroe County Ag Educator and poultry specialist for Penn State Extension, goes by the name "Farmer Steve" when he visits elementary schools to share what he knows about chickens.
Members of the 4H Palette of Fun Art Club had fun painting glass jars at their May 16 meeting.
At the last 4-H Knitting Kids meeting, leader Terry introduced arm knitting.
The Bows on Fire 4-H Archery Club took advantage of the recent good weather and the generosity of the Matamoras Rod and Gun Club to practice their skills on the outdoor range. The club is led by Karen and Ron Matthews, Teresa and Gary Schwarz and Jeff Sidle.
Members of Penn State Extension's Northeast Pennsylvania District 9 (Pocono District) demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry recently, in the annual 4-H Hippology contest at Monroe County Extension and 4-H Office. (Hippology - the study of the horse)
Rock Ridge Ranchers - making one memorable experience after another! Members of the Rock Ridge Ranchers attended the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in Harrisburg.
Ever wonder what it would be like to belong to a model horse club?
Palette of Fun 4-H members had fun painting glass marbles with hearts as a community service project.
Members of the Masthope Mountain Community 4-H Club show off the drawstring bags they created to tote their 4-H supplies.
4-H is a youth organization that enables kids to have fun, meet new people, build self-confidence and learn by doing cool things. 4-H leaders share their talents and expertise with children age 5-18 in a variety of topics. Pike County 4-H needs adult volunteers to help young people learn, have fun and develop skills for the future.