The SC 4-H Small Garden Project is a hands-on project that allows youth to set goals and plan activities and strategies to achieve those outcomes, even in the face of challenges, reflect on their work by documenting their skill development and learning experiences, give back to their communities through educational and service activities, learn valuable skills in record keeping, financial management, and communication, and become good stewards of the environment and gain technical expertise that can promote beneficial practices. Youth are supplied with a record book, seed packets, and transplants to help get them started with their garden. The youth are responsible for managing a small garden (50 sq ft.) and keeping records throughout the project season. Record books have been specifically designed for each age division. At the end of the project, youth submit their record book for judging at the county level. County-winning record books in the Junior and Senior age divisions will advance to the regional- and state-level for judging.
We had 11 4-Hers participate in the 2020 SC 4-H Small Garden Project! Laurens County was represented on the state level by Garrison Vaughan (junior) and Brooke Grondski (senior). Brooke was chosen as the senior division winner for the SC 4-H Small Garden Project! We are so proud of Brooke and all of our project participants!