Through North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Program with the Department of Horticultural Science.
High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a new week-long, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant production processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development.
The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Scholarships may be available.
Click here to submit an application! Applications due by May 21, 2012. http://go.ncsu.edu/hssi
Sunday, July 8th
Afternoon Registration (Tentatively Bragaw Hall), Cookout and Keynote opening
Monday, July 9thOrnamental Plants (visit to JC Raulston, plant identification, plant propagation, cut flowers, nursery) Evening activities: team-building, campus exploration
Tuesday, July 10th
Vegetables (vegetable production, breeding, food safety, farm tour) Evening: garden movie screening
Wednesday, July 11th
Fruits and local foods (fruit production, tasting, grafting, food systems, farmer’s market) Evening: tentative entertainment? Concert in the park, hike, etc.
Thursday, July 12th
Landscape Design and Consumer Horticulture (landscape design, water-wise gardening, rain gardens, IPM, home garden tours) Evening: Cookout, games, presentation editing
Friday, July 13th
Career reflections, college decisions, Parent luncheon
For more information: http://go.ncsu.edu/hssi-2012