Community Roots Gardening Program

Youth in grades 3-8 will have the opportunity to participate in Community Roots, a monthly garden series aimed at helping youth learn, lead, and create through gardening. The program series will take place virtually or outside at the Northwoods Community Garden in Rhinelander. Community Roots is a collaboration between Oneida County 4-H, UW-Extension Oneida County, ArtStart, Northwoods Community Garden, Old School Arts & Learning Center, and Hanson’s Garden Village.

4-H YOUTH WHO ATTEND AT LEAST 3 SESSIONS WILL RECEIVE A GARDENING GIFT!*

* while supplies last

Courtesy of the Oneida County 4-H Leaders’ Association

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YOUTH GARDENING PROGRAMS:

4 p.m. Thursday, March 25: Seed Starting and Art in the Garden (registration now closed).

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, April 8: Honey Bee Challenge and “Pollinator Seed Bomb” Art (registration now closed)

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, May 6: Soil, Science, and Art in the Garden (register by April 30)

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED. Participants will get their hands dirty exploring soil and learning how to make art with mud! Find out how much water your container, plot, or garden really needs and more! Bring your own soil from home and have it tested OR test the soil in the 4-H plot at the Northwoods Community Garden! Plus, participants will create an art project in partnership with ArtStart and Old School Arts & Learning Center!

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, June 10: Exploring, Planting, and Art in the Garden (register by May 28)

Participants will learn how to plant seeds or transplant plants grown indoors into a garden, while also exploring garden design ideas and receiving tips for garden success! Plus, participants will participate in a fun art project in partnership with ArtStart. Held outside at the Northwoods Community Garden.

Register by May 28: Click here to register or call 715-365-2750. You can also complete this registration form and email it to apwilliams@wisc.edu or mail it to: Oneida County 4-H, UW-Extension Oneida County, 5350 College Dr., PO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Cost: FREE for 4-H members or $10/non-enrolled family.  4-H is free to join anytime, there are no commitments required, and you can join 4-H before registering for this program if you’d like to. Checks should be written out to “Oneida County 4-H Leaders’ Association.” You can also call 715-365-2750 and make an appointment to drop off payment at the 4-H office, located in Room 121 in the lower level of the Northwoods Center at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander. You can also drop off payment at the program.

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, July 15: Show What You Grow and Art In the Garden (register by July 2)

Participants will learn how to exhibit (display) plants, vegetables, or flowers at the Oneida County Fair and how to sell items at a local Farmers Market. Plus, participants will make a fun art project in partnership with ArtStart. Held outside at the Northwoods Community Garden.

Register by July 2: Click here to register or call 715-365-2750. You can also complete this registration form and email it to apwilliams@wisc.edu or mail it to: Oneida County 4-H, UW-Extension Oneida County, 5350 College Dr., PO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Cost: FREE for 4-H members or $10/non-enrolled family.  4-H is free to join anytime, there are no commitments required, and you can join 4-H before registering for this program if you’d like to. Checks should be written out to “Oneida County 4-H Leaders’ Association.” You can also call 715-365-2750 and make an appointment to drop off payment at the 4-H office, located in Room 121 in the lower level of the Northwoods Center at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander.

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26: Eat What You Grow and Art in the Garden (register by Aug. 13)

Participants will learn through fun activities which vegetables, fruits, and other plants are most helpful to the body – and it may surprise you! Participants will also participate in a fun art project in partnership with ArtStart. This program will be led by Wisconsin FoodWIse Nutrition Educators with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension in Oneida county.  Held outside at the Northwoods Community Garden.

Register by Aug. 13: Click here to register or call 715-365-2750. You can also complete this registration form and email it to apwilliams@wisc.edu or mail it to: Oneida County 4-H, UW-Extension Oneida County, 5350 College Dr., PO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Cost: FREE for all youth!

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9: What to do with What I Grew? (register by Aug. 27)

What can you do with all those fruits, vegetables, or plants you grew, or poultry you raised, this past summer? Learn techniques youth can help do at home to safely preserve and store food to be eaten later. Plus, participate in a fun art project in partnership with ArtStart. Held outside at the Northwoods Community Garden. If you cannot commute to this location, you can still receive the materials and information and do the activities at your own home or in your own back yard!

Register by Aug. 27:  Click here to register or call 715-365-2750. You can also complete this registration form and email it to apwilliams@wisc.edu or mail it to: Oneida County 4-H, UW-Extension Oneida County, 5350 College Dr., PO Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501.

Cost: FREE for 4-H members or $10/non-enrolled family.  4-H is free to join anytime, there are no commitments required, and you can join 4-H before registering for this program if you’d like to. Checks should be written out to “Oneida County 4-H Leaders’ Association.” You can also call 715-365-2750 and make an appointment to drop off payment at the 4-H office, located in Room 121 in the lower level of the Northwoods Center at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander.

Questions? Contact Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 715-365-2750 or email apwilliams@wisc.edu.

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