MHF Green Fields
What is 4H?
4-H is a leader in youth development, which began on the local level in response to evolving needs for new kinds of educational experiences for youth. From the beginning, this youth-serving organization offered hands-on learning activities for young people so they might become productive citizens. Youth participating in 4-H activities have opportunities to offer positive contributions to our diverse and changing society. 4-H uses the far-reaching Cooperative Extension System network to offer youth programs and activities to diverse groups of young people in all 3,150 counties across out nations. RI 4-H is the youth outreach education program of Cooperative Extension in the University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences.
from the URI Cooperative Extension page
4H S.P.I.N. Clubs @Mount Hope Farm
Mount Hope Farm, in partnership with the RI 4H Foundation, will offer workshops as one of the RI 4-H SPIN clubs. A 4-H SPIN Club is a SPecial INterest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests such as nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people.
For more information on our open S.P.I.N. Clubs, click here.
4H Programs @Mount Hope Farm
Mount Hope Farm Green Fields – Cloverbuds (ages 5-7)
Our Cloverbud program focuses on learning about our goats, chickens and sheep as well as agriculture here on the Farm. In order to maintain a the best learning environment possible for our members, our Cloverbud program is at full capacity. However, if you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please complete the form below.
Mount Hope Farm Green Fields (ages 8 & up)
Our key focus areas will be:
- Agriculture: Gardening/Composting
- Animal Science: Learning about the care and management of goats; poultry; and rabbits
- Science and Technology- Food Science, fun projects such as building solar powered cars;food chemistry
- Leadership and Community-Volunteerism; Social Responsibility (how do I fit into the bigger picture?)
- All these items carry with them opportunities for crafts, projects and art including photography
- Children who have their own livestock will receive leader support in working on a Livestock project which will qualify them to show at the 4H fairs in RI. Parents participation in fairs/project work will be required. Please note, the Farm is not able to offer their livestock for showing, nor can we provide space to house non-MHF livestock.
In order to maintain the best learning environment possible for our members, our program is at full capacity. However, if you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please complete the form below. If you’d like more information about 4H clubs throughout Rhode Island, please visit the RI 4H Cooperative Extension Home Page.
Please fill out the form below if you would like to be added to our Waiting List for either of our 4H Green Fields Programs. Be sure to include your child’s age so we can match them with the correct group.