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Alabama 4-H Grows participation

The Alabama 4-H Grows Garden Project offers young people hands-on gardening experiences. Each tier, or level, provides a different gardening experience by directly engaging in getting-their-hands-dirty gardening education.

Any youth, 9–18 years old by January 1 may participate in either the tier I or tier II Alabama 4-H Grows Garden Project. To participate, youth will need to sign up using 4HOnline. When signing into 4HOnline, choose either the tier I or tier II garden project.

Click to download a printable PDF of 4HYD-2318 Alabama 4-H Grows Handbook.

Tier I

Tier I addresses issues including limited gardening experience and limited access to garden space. Youth enrolled in the tier I project will also receive three 5-gallon buckets, soil, and three Bonnie Plants or comparable plants. In addition, the focus will be on learning to garden and incorporating fresh vegetables into family meals. Participants will also be required to keep a gardening journal.

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Tier II

Tier II continues the development of gardening skills while providing gardening experiences that promote production and the comparison of multiple varieties and increased number of plants. The focus will continue to be on learning to garden, incorporating fresh vegetables into family meals, but will also include a community component requiring the participant to donate 10 percent of produce grown to the community. Participants will be required to keep a gardening journal.

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For more information, contact your county Extension office. Click here to view the directory.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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