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Cooped Up in Seattle 4H Club


Cooped Up in Seattle 4H Club

Consider joining us, a new Seattle 4H Club for urban farm kids, as a member or leader!

Location: Seattle
Members: 8
Latest Activity: Aug 2, 2011

You don't need to own a farm to be in 4H. There are lots of projects for urban kids, including: rabbits, poultry, sewing, gardening and more!


What is the club's name?


Cooped Up in Seattle 4H Club

What can you do as a 4H member?

• Learn to care for your animal
• Sew, cook, can, and garden
• Keep a record book
• Attend monthly club meetings
• Show at the Enumclaw Fair
• Give a public presentation
• Milk goats and make cheese
• Run a club fundraiser
• Card, spin, and knit wool
• Become a club officer
• Earn ribbons and awards
• Do community service
• Tend a display chicken coop
• Teach a workshop
• And so much more!

What can you do as a 4H adult leader?

-Teach a one-time workshop (sewing, canning, planting, butchering?)

-Become an official 4H volunteer (club or project leader)

-Learn and experience alongside your kid

When and where are the club meetings?
Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of each month at the Wallingford Community Senior Center.

When are the next club meetings? (RSVP for address)


July 22 2012, noon to 2:00 - chicken washing party

August - King County Fair

September - Washington State Fair at Puyallup

October 6, 10 to noon – Halloween/autumn crafts by Nancy and David

November 3, 10 to noon – Animal handling, rabbit and poultry knowledge by Ann and Kevin

December 1, 10 to noon – Holiday crafts by Nancy and David

January 5 2013, 10 to noon – Food project? Bread, jam, cookie decorating, etc.

February 2, 10 to noon – Finger knitting with Katie and Barbara

March 2, 10 to noon – Arts and Crafts with Nancy and David

April 6, 10 to noon – Gardening? Field trip to Annette’s farm?

May 4, 10 to noon – Gardening? Field trip to Annette’s farm?

June 1, 10 to noon – Animal handling, rabbit and poultry knowledge by Ann/Joel and Kevin

July 6, 10 to noon – Foods? Bread, jam, cookie decorating, etc.

What is the time commitment in 4H?
You can spend a little time, or a lot. Do what works for you. The basic commitments are:

* Monthly, 2-hour club meeting
* A couple of community service days and field trips throughout the year
* Four days at the Enumclaw Fair in August (optional)

* Keeping a 4H record book

* Giving a public presentation to the club

* Making a poster for the fair


Each project has additional time commitments. For example, the rabbit project:

* Three county shows throughout the year
* Daily care and practice with your rabbits


What ages are accepted for members?
Kindergarten to nineteen years old. Kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade are considered "primaries" and there are special options for them. Older kids will find leadership, breeding projects, advanced skills, and competitions to keep them interested!
Is there anything I can do beforehand to get ready for my first meeting?
Think about what you want to get out of this club! What animals or projects are you interested in? What skills do you want to learn? Cooking? Rabbit breeding? Gardening? How do you want to spend club meetings? Do you want to show at the fair? Also, try to bring a three-ring binder to keep papers in.
Is this a Snohomish County or a King County club?
This is a King County club. Our county fair takes place in Enumclaw in August.

Thanks so much and keep the questions coming! Please contact:
Ju Namkung, new-member coordinator


Discussion Forum

Looking forward to next meeting 3 Replies

Hello NinaIs this forum continuing or just the yahoo group?Wondering when the next meeting will be and the timing on it.ThanksTerrie Abrahamson(Oliver and Eli)Continue

Started by Terrie Abrahamson. Last reply by Nina Finley Jan 7, 2011.

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Comment by Naomi Horner on August 2, 2011 at 7:07pm


I am wondering if this group is still meeting. I have 3 littles and we are looking at getting our first chickens. I would love to meet up with some likeminded folks.



Comment by Cathy Tuttle on January 4, 2011 at 2:21pm

A really nice follow up article in MyWallingford too! 
Comment by Jane Lester on December 30, 2010 at 10:15am

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