JOIN THE ROCK'N DOODLE 4-H POULTRY CLUB
The Rock'N Doodle 4-H Poultry Club is dedicated to raising and learning about chickens. In addition to caring for and working with their chickens, the Rock’n Doodle 4-H members organize the annual Whidbey Island Coop Tour, participate in the annual Chick Days at Skagit Farmers Country Store, and participate in community service projects such as visiting Maple Ridge residents with their chickens and ducks and donating eggs from their own flocks to the Good Cheer Food Bank. Contact Julia Sewell-Cook for more information.
The Rock'N Doodle 4-H Poultry Club, backyard poultry keeping, and urban farming offers children and families opportunity to experience the importance of healthy food, organic farming practices, wetland conservation, animal care, and environmental stewardship in an urban space. Healthy food comes from healthy soil, and animal products, which can be anywhere, even in the city.
Consider getting involved in an Island County 4-H club with your family. 4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. 4-H helps children develop life skills, participate in community service, provide opportunities for public presentations, to run for a club office, to lead their peers, become involved in their local government, and much more. 4-H is all about “learning by doing.” Island County 4-H Clubs are open to all youth ages 5-18. Learn more at 4h.org and ext100.wsu.edu/island.
4-H members standout among their peers. According to a study conducted by Tufts University called 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, it was found that “4-H members are two times more likely to get better grades in school and two times more likely to plan to go to college.” 4-H supports and empowers their young people. 4-H encourages youth to become active members of their communities. Most 4-H Clubs participate in community service in their communities. Service gives youth a stronger feeling of citizenship and ownership in their communities. Join today!
Contact Julia Sewell-Cook for more information.