Project Clubs are groups that deal with a specific topic. Below are the Project Clubs offered in Saluda County. *If you wish to add a project club to our county please let our 4-H Agent know*
Healthy Lifestyles first meeting will be Sunday, August 12th at 3pm located at the Extension Office. Lifestyles helps build a 4-Hers cooking knowledge, skills for preparing a recipe, reading nutrition labels, team work, and public speaking skills. 4-Hers will be split into Teams of 3-4 members by their age division: Junior Division Cloverleafs (4-5th Grade), Junior Division (6-8 Grade), and Senior Division (9-12th Grade). All ages get the opportunity to participate in a 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Competition with an opportunity to move on to the Regional, State, and National contest.
Dog Club meets on Mondays from 5-6 at the home of Darren Wilson or Mary Rush. The next meeting will be August the 6th at 456 Mt. Willing Rd. Saluda, SC starting at 5pm. The Dog Club teaches basic obedience and deals with any aggression issues. You will need a dog, choke chain, and a leash.
Horse Club - Silverspurs Club next meeting will be Tuesday, August 7th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be held at 456 Mt. Willing Rd. Saluda, SC. Silverspurs meets once a month teaching basic horse care, anatomy, designing a 4-H record book, showing, and includes interacting with live horses. The maximum number of participate is 20 4-Hers for this group.
Judging Competitions include Dairy and Livestock currently. This competition consists of 4-Hers judging a class of four animals and presenting reasons to a judge for why they placed the class. If you are interested in being a part of the team this upcoming year please contact the office.
Shooting Sports Clubs - Richland Creek Top Guns kickoff event will be August 25th at The Pond starting at 5pm. This potluck dinner is for all prospective shooters and their families to discuss the upcoming season and fill out paperwork. Please RSVP with Jill Godbey (email@example.com).
Wildlife Food Plot Project is for youth ages 5-18 to gain skills in food and cover establishment for wildlife animals and to understand the principles of conservation biology. Youth will gain hands-on environmental education in an independent-study that allows youth the opportunity to establish, maintain, and a observe wildlife food plot. Registration is $18 for 4-H members. Youth receive a project record book, seed to establish 1/8-acre food plot, a years membership to QDMAs Rack Pack youth program, and a newsletter/informational resources to help throughout the project. The deadline is Friday, August 10.
Saluda Pullet Group is for youth 5 to 19 years old and starts in the spring. Youth have a choice of getting day old chicks in a small (15) or large (30) flock. Youth will raise birds to show at the 2019 Saluda County Livestock Show. Pullet Group members are required to give back 3 chickens from a small flock and 5 chickens from a large flock at the livestock show to sell. The cost of the project is free to 4-H Members and $10 for a non-member.
Small Garden Project starts in the spring. This project is an independent-study project designed to educate youth (ages 5-18) on where and how their food is grown using hands-on, in-the-garden experiences.
New Project Ideas that individuals/groups can start in our county include: Forestry, Honey Bee, Beef, Dairy Heifer, Goat, Swine, etc. Additionally, please feel free to start a Project Group that is not listed by contacting the extension office.