University of Maryland Extension

New 4-H/FFA Horticulture Program NJHA

Starting in January, we will host a ‘Make It Take It’ project for any 4-H or FFA member of Frederick County.  All activities will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the UME Frederick County Office, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD in the large conference room. 

If you are a 4-H or FFA member in Frederick County, Maryland, simply click on the links and add your name in the respective months to join us for some fun learning activities!    Please try to sign up at least 5 days in advance so we can be sure to have enough materials ready for you.    If you signed up and can't come, please let us know by contacting the UME office at 301-600-1595 before 4:30 p.m.   Plan to arrive 15- 20 minutes prior to class.   

Projects are as follows:    January-Terrariums, February-Scrapbook Using Grocery Bags, March- Seed Charts, April-Silk and Fresh Corsages, May-Hypertufa Containers, October-Pressing Flowers/Leaves, November-Evergreen Centerpieces, December-Holiday Gathering & Award Certificates of Completion for participating in at least 4 projects this year.

We look forward to seeing your smiling faces and having lots of FUN!

January 19, 2016 - Terrariums


February 16, 2016 - Scrapbook Using Grocery Bags


March 15, 2016 - Seed Charts



April 19, 2016 - Silk and Fresh Corsages



May 17, 2016 - Hypertufa Containers


October 18, 2016 - Pressing Flowers/Leaves


November 15, 2016 - Evergreen Centerpieces


December 20, 2016 - Holiday Gathering & Award Certificates of Completion for participating in at least 4 this year.


In addition to the FUN learning activities, we will have a short lesson on some aspect of the NJHA [National Junior Horticulture Association] ( contest.  They include:  Identification of Trees & Shrubs, Houseplants, Vegetable Market Packs, Identification of Cut Flowers, Sampling Fruits, Smells of Herbs and Vegetables, Identification of Evergreen and Cones.

Instructors include:   Myrtle Sturtz, 4-H Horticulture Coach; Donielle Axline, UME 4-H Educator; Susan Trice, UME Horticulture Educator/Master Gardener Coordinator; and various other UME volunteers and community leaders.

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