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White County 4-H G.I.F.T. Garden gets ready for spring planting

Left to right. Keith Hoskins, Lisa Wolff, Josh Foster, Jennifer Carter-James, Chris Totten, Bobbie Jo Browning, Rosemary Aud

The White County 4-H G.I.F.T. Garden was buzzing Wednesday evening with everyone pulling weeds and  shoveling compost into the raised beds.  Compost bins were also built and a greenhouse was constructed, which First Bank of Carmi graciously donated.  Amy McCarty, Extension Program Coordinator, would like to thank First Bank employees, 4-H members, parents and leaders, Mike Knight, Dale Peach, and Clayton Nelson for getting the garden ready for the upcoming spring planting season.  Summer gardening classes are being scheduled.  Any child age 5 and older can attend.  Come and have some fun with us!

Joseph Gates, Charlie Nolan, Ian Mosier, and Jax Jordan

4-H is currently taking new members, so if anyone is interested in joining a club, call the Extension office at 618-382-2662, or attend the next club meeting of your choice!  If you are interested in 4-H workshops or would like to see what 4-H is doing throughout the year, take a look at our Facebook page by searching “White County Illinois 4-H.”  Be sure to “Like” our page so you don’t miss anything happening in White County.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Amy McCarty or Melissa Goin at 618-382-2662, University of Illinois Extension – White Co., 1715 College Ave., Carmi, IL 62821.