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October Gleaning -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on volunteer gleaning projects.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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October Winterizing -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on winterizing your garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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October Journal Review -- Gardening To Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on reviewing your garden journal.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Trail Mix Parli Pro -- Vibrant Clubs
4-H Club members will learn the simple rules of parliamentary procedure with this fun activity. They will make, second, amend, and discuss motions as well as vote. When finished, club members can enjoy the trail mix they made.
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September Types of Gardens -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on the different kinds of gardens you could cultivate.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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September Hobbies and Businesses -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on how your interest in gardening can be a hobby or even a business.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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September Salsa -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on home-canned salsa!

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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August Sharing Produce -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on sharing your produce with others.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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August Different Ways to Garden -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on the different ways you can garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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August Pickling -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on pickling, which is preserving a food with acid and salt.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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July Pollinators -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on pollinators in the garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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July Annuals and Perennials -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on annuals and perennials.

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July Jams and Jellies -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on making jams and jellies.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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July Pest Management -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on managing pests.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Japan -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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June Weeds -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on managing weeds.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Denmark -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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June Food Safety for Harvesting -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on food safety for harvesting. When growing plants for consumption, whether for oneself or others, it is important to protect them from outside pests and follow safe procedures when handling produce from harvest to consumption.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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June Early Harvesting -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on harvesting in the early season. Garden harvests tend to be more bountiful in late spring and early fall, but several plants may be ready in early summer. Onions, radishes, lettuce, peas, spinach, turnips, rhubarb, and strawberries may be ready now if not already harvested. Each plant will have different indicators to identify when it is ready to harvest.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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June Dehydration -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on preserving produce with dehydration. Dehydrating is a great way to enjoy your produce year-round! Drying foods is simple, safe, fun, and easy to learn. There are several advantages of drying foods; it is the least expensive food preservation method and very easy to do. It takes up much less storage space because food shrinks in size when moisture is removed, and drying concentrates the food’s flavor and nutrition.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Kenya -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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May Transplanting -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on transplanting. Transplanting is moving plants that are already growing to a new place to continue growing.

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May Soil Health -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on soil health. Soil acts as a water filter, provides habitat for billions of organisms, and serves as a foundation for our cities and towns.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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May Plant Care -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on plant care. The three basic needs of your plants are water, sun, and nutrition.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Argentina -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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April Garden Journaling -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on creating a gardening journal.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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April Ways to Garden -- Gardening To Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

Did you know about the different ways you can garden? Or have you thought about some of the things you need to consider when selecting the way you would like to garden? Here we have a variety of choices you can make as you begin to garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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April Planting Seeds -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on tips for planting your seeds.

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April Planning Your Space -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

Planning is key to a successful garden. Take some time to utilize the worksheet in your initial stages of dreaming your summer garden. The worksheet is the beginning of your garden journal. Keeping a journal is a diary of what you planted, learned, and achieved.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Estonia -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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Taiwan -- Global Clover
The global clover publication series features countries around the world that have a 4-H program. 4-H reaches over 7 million young people in more than 50 countries!

The global clover publications highlight countries, languages, economics, activities, and traditions around the world so young people can learn more about global civic engagement.
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March Food Pantries -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on connecting with food pantries in your area.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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March Seed Starting -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson focuses on starting seeds indoors.

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March Planning Worksheet -- Gardening to Give
Feed your club, community, country, and your world with monthly, hands-on research-based learning opportunities. Gardening to give features activities on gardening and growing, designed for all ages and experience levels. Working together, we can provide food for our loved ones, and donate to food pantries while engaging in this horticulture learning experience.

This Gardening to Give lesson provides questions to help you plan your garden.

Additional information about the program is available on the Gardening to Give webpage.
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Trash Collection Bingo -- Vibrant Clubs
Turn community service and service-learning into a fun group activity as a bingo game. Do the activity together, and reflect on what you learned.
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Service Calendar Challenge -- Vibrant Clubs
This activity encourages independent brainstorming and group collaboration through a club planning activity. The club will make plans for one small community service activity each month throughout the year.

Ideally, members will be asked to contribute their time to the group project during the month and bring small donations/projects to the meeting. Their projects will result in a full year of giving back to others.

Club members will learn that civic engagement and community service can be done through everyday small acts of kindness. By working together, great things can be achieved.
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Flag Etiquette -- Vibrant Clubs
Explore topics surrounding the American Flag with your 4-H club. Learn about what the flag represents, and how it's incorporated into our celebration of Memorial Day and Veterans Day holidays. Learn how to fold a flag and participate in an optional reading for a flag folding activity.
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Group Decision Making Models -- Vibrant Clubs
Provide opportunities for all youth to share their voices and choices in the 4-H club. Use a variety of decision-making techniques to keep meetings interesting and get input from everyone. Here is a list of several approaches you can try to make decisions in your club.
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National Blood Donor Month -- Vibrant Clubs
January is National Blood Donor Month. In this activity, your club can use an interactive quiz format to learn more about why blood donation is important and learn some interesting facts along the way.
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Building Blocks of Leadership
Building Blocks of Leadership is a series of mini-lessons geared towards developing leadership skills in youth. These lessons are 20-30 minutes in length and can be incorporated into existing programs such as day camps, 4-H meetings, program area workshops, and afterschool programming.

Designed for grades 6-8, Building Blocks of Leadership can be adapted to meet the needs of a variety of youth audiences, settings, and experience levels of youth.

Lesson 1 What is a leader?
Lesson 2 Learning your strengths
Lesson 3 Communication is key
Lesson 4 Advocating for your ideas
Lesson 5 Thinking outside the box

Each lesson was created to take 20-30 minutes with a group of approximately twenty youth in grades 6-8. Each lesson plan follows the 4-H Experiential Learning Model of Do, Reflect, Apply, with the intent that youth will participate in an activity, share about their experience, and then leave the lesson knowing how to apply the content learned to their daily lives.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Chinese Hand Fans -- On the Go Lesson
Chinese hand fans were a decorative accessory with designs that were representative of the people who owned them. Make and decorate your own hand fan.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Eiffel Tower Artwork -- On the Go Lesson
Learn about the Eiffel Tower, and create a piece of artwork representing it. Reflect on other landmarks in your community or country.

These To Go Lessons can be used to create a "grab and go" style activity with supplies included. Add your local contact information, print, and cut each sheet in half. The left side can be used on the outside of the paper bag or box to identify the activity, and the right side can be placed in the package as an instruction sheet.

Youth-serving organizations in Iowa are encouraged to contact their local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county office to explore partnership opportunities in administering this program.
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Civic Engagement Project Area Guide
Make a difference. Discover the needs of your local community and beyond! Help others! Get into action! Civic engagement is the opportunity, right, and responsibility to contribute to shaping the world around you and provide service to others.
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Leadership Project Area Guide
Leaders influence and support others in a positive manner for a shared goal. Leaders aren’t just elected. You can be a leader of committees, small groups, and teams. Learning about yourself and how you work with others is a vital part of developing leadership skills.
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Iowa 4-H Secretary's Record
4-H Secretary's Record with forms to keep official record of all business transacted by the group.

Includes attendance and participation record forms and group meeting minutes form.

This editable PDF can be downloaded, filled out, saved, and then printed; or it can be printed and completed manually.
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So You're the Club Secretary...
If you are the secretary of your 4H club, check this publication for helpful guidelines and a sample of minutes.
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