Listed here are the projects we have at La Graciosa 4H club for 2008/2009. If you don't see something here that you would like to take as a project, you can become the project leader for that project. To find out more contact our community leader or the local 4H office.
Barbecue- Wayne Perez (web-site)
Beginning Cooking- Monica Wells (web-Site)
Beef- John Machado (web-site)
Desserts - Monica Wells & Shela Baranuche(web-site)
Digital Photography - Pat Able (web-site)
Dog Obedience - County Project (web-site)
The 4-H Dog project emphasizes the care and training of the family dog or puppy. Project animals are trained to obey basic obedience commands in order to become a more enjoyable member of the family.
Market Goats - Ruth Metzler (web-site)
for meeting information and web sites on market goats check out our web site.
Dairy Goats - Ruth Metzler (web-site)
Ownership 60 days prior to fair. Cost will vary; will need food and housing for the animal. We are putting together a junior Dairy Goat show for the Fair, so your animal can be shown at the Alameda County Fair.
Horse - Alyson Redges (web-site)
Horticulture - Rick Sacks (web-site)
In this project, members will experience a huge array of planting mediums. 4-H members learn about bulbs, flowers, succulents, vegetables, houseplants, and trees. 4-Her’s will create a large selection of potted plants for home and fair. The project meets monthly.
Leadership Development - Cathleen Moses (web-site)
Poultry - Rick Sacks (web-site)
The Poultry project offers 4-H'ers an opportunity to work with a family flock, laying flock, broiler project, fancy or bantam breed, ducks, geese, or turkeys.
Primary (5 yrs.- 8yrs.)- Cathleen Moses (web-site)
Rabbits - (web-site)
In the 4-H Rabbit project members own and care for a doe and her litters. This is an excellent project for younger 4-H'ers and those who live where they cannot keep larger animals. By participating in the Rabbit project, 4-H members can learn more about feeding, management, breeding, record keeping, and marketing livestock in less time and with less money invested than with other projects. Breeding stock and feed generally are available. Suitable hutches are essential.
Record Books - Cathleen Moses (web-site)
Replacement Heifer - (web-site)
The Beef project provides a variety of experiences for 4-H members. The type of the project (market or breeding) will depend on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H'er.
Sheep - Cathleen Moses / Frank Farao (web-site)
The Sheep project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Sheep project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H'er.
Shooting Sports - James Moses (web-site)
4-H Shooting Sports is a youth development educational program. It uses the skills and disciplines of shooting to assist young people and their leaders in obtaining knowledge and developing skills. Development of skills within the discipline of shooting and "life skills" is implicit in the program curriculum and explicitly stated for volunteers. It appeals to young people and volunteers from a wide range of urban and rural backgrounds. 4-H Shooting Sports promotes positive youth-adult interaction and peer leadership.
Swine - Patti and Bryn Smith(web-site)
The Swine project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) or project chosen. Swine project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H'er.
Wildlife Conservation - Rick Sacks (web-site)
The objective of the Wildlife Project is to develop the understanding and appreciation of the biological principles of wildlife and awareness that everyone has a responsibility to see that wildlife is correctly managed for the future. The 4-Her’s will learn, help care for, and release orphaned, injured, and misplaced wildlife back into its native habitat. The member will also help restore and create habitats for wildlife. This project meets monthly.
Thank you so much to all of you for your generous time spent to the club and its members!
If you would like to volunteer to be a project leader or would like more informatin please email or call your local 4H office at ca4h.org