Family & Consumer Science
Expressive Arts Coordinator
Content by Lynette Black
Jan 2019Gives explanation and details of the 4-H Consumer Decision-Making Contest. Defines terms and explains best ways for contestants to make a consumer decision using factual reasons for that decision. There is also an explanation of the “Group Think,” an additional contest segment at the state level. 4-H’ers learn the valuable life skill of how to make a complex decision, for oneself or with a group.
Dec 2014I have emergency drinking water (from the garden hose) stored in a 55 gallon plastic drum, and about a dozen store-bought gallons of drinking water in the original plastic containers. How long will they stay safe to drink?
Aug 2011Invasive nonnative plants are a serious subject for gardeners, farmers, the general public, and land managers. Understanding invasive species and how to control them is becoming increasingly important for gardeners.
Feb 2017A guide for 4-H food preservation club leaders that includes tips on organizing content for club meetings, teaching techniques, food preservation experiments and standards for evaluating preserved food products, and a short history of food preservation.