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Photo credit: Eric Goranson/Penn State Live
November 30, 2016

There will be a 4-H Archery Club informational meeting at 8:00 PM on December 5 at Silver Birch Archery, 1005 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA 18336.

Photo Courtesy Frances Ruth Harris
August 5, 2016

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.

Serving the community is one of the pillars of 4-H
November 24, 2015

PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.

August 31, 2015

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.

August 5, 2015

Does your love of horses extend to collectable models? Consider becoming a model horse club leader.

The Rad Razberries 4-H club gardens in a surprising way. This teepee covering is formed by climbers that gradually grow up the structure. Now the children have a shady hideaway, with exceptional insulation and air quality, but watch out for bugs!
August 3, 2015

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Angela Williams shares her knowledge and love of gardening with the Pike County 4-H club, the Rad Razberries.

May 29, 2015

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.

February 17, 2015

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!

August 15, 2014

The Young Scientist day camp at Delaware Township's Camp Akenac was all about the elements--water, earth, air and fire!

Pike County Pollinator Garden
July 11, 2014

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.

May 27, 2014

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 holding Bridgett
May 23, 2014

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.

May 22, 2014

Members of the 4H Palette of Fun Art Club had fun painting glass jars at their May 16 meeting.

As you can see, Natalia took off with it!
May 22, 2014

At the last 4-H Knitting Kids meeting, leader Terry introduced arm knitting.

May 1, 2014

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.

Pike County's delegation: Haley, Hailey, Avery, Ashleigh, Dominique and Kailin
April 16, 2014

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)

Members of the Rock Ridge Ranchers attended the 12th Annual Pennsylvania Horse World Expo in Harrisburg. Here they are, with Equine Extremist, Tommie Turvey
March 5, 2014

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.

February 11, 2014

Ever wonder what it would be like to belong to a model horse club?

Members of the 4-H Palette of Fun Art Club
February 6, 2014

Palette of Fun 4-H members had fun painting glass marbles with hearts as a community service project.