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Love wandering around gardens? Marveling over plants in the nursery? Eating blistered shishito peppers?
two people working with flowers
Join us for an online, curated experience of NC State University’s Horticultural Science Summer Institute. While we might prefer climbing trees and propagating baby succulents in person, we are holding camp virtually this year on July 6–9, 2020. Registration is free and it will be a blend of two live events – a kick-off keynote and a closing program and then pre-recorded videos and activities for you to do at home. It will be engaging and fun and youth can dig in at your own pace.
Monday, July 6
  • Live Keynote + Orientation
  • Welcome to the JC Raulston Arboretum and “walking tour”
  • Plant Identification + activities for home
  • Plant Propagation + propagation activities for home
  • Virtual tour of an NC plant nursery
Tuesday, July 7
  • Veggie Production in NC with some veggie growing and cooking activities
  • Plant Breeding + at home breeding and genetics activities
  • Virtual tour of NC State University’s Agroecology Education Farm
Wednesday, July 8
  • Tour of local garden writer’s Foodscape
  • Landscape design and design activity to do at home
youth learning about flowers
Thursday, July 9 (1 p.m. EST)
  • Live – Welcome back, reflections of the week
  • Live – Pathways to NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Live – Finding your Fit with the Department of Horticultural Science – degree programs and extramural opportunities
  • Live – Closing remarks
Bonus: The art of horticulture 
  • Floral Design
  • Botanical bath bombs
  • Horticultural soapmaking
We would love for you to sign up and get a taste of horticultural fun! If you have any questions please contact your local NC 4-H agent. In Cherokee County contact Shannon Coleman at shannon_coleman@ncsu.edu or 828-837-2210 ext 4. Also, feel free to get a friend sign up, the more the merrier!