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Tuesday, February 21, 2017


Phone: 757-890-4940   TDD: 757-890-3621   

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4-H Mums Project

4-H MUMS PROJECT

This award-winning project teaches youth skills in growing and caring for plants as well as how to account for, market, and sell a product. Youth participants receive materials to grow and propagate chrysanthemums and attend educational sessions throughout the summer that teach plant care, accounting, marketing a product, and developing a business plan. Participants have the opportunity to sell their mums at Yorktown Market Days and other community events in the fall. Registration typically opens in April/May with classes taking place throughout the summer and fall. This program is open to youth in York County and Poquoson ages 9-18. A small registration fee of $20.00-$40.00 is usually required to help cover the cost of supplies.

Registration information coming Spring 2017.

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2016 4-H Mums Project:

McDonald’s Garden Center for donating 500 mum plugs.
Anderson’s Home and Garden Showplace for donating 500 pots and waterbreakers and for hosting a tour of their greenhouses for participants and their families.
Ken Mathews Garden Center for hosting educational lessons for our youth participants.
Turf and Garden for providing discounts on the purchase of potting medium.