4-H Grow Units

Help teachers to:

  • Integrate plant science with curriculum,
  • Instill an appreciation of nature,
  • Provide hands-on training for students.

4-H has several Grow Units located at elementary, middle schools, and an alternative high school. Students enjoy growing, experimenting and learning about plants right in the comfort of their own classroom. By using Grow Units, teachers can integrate math, science, nutrition, social studies and language arts into their lessons. Many schools have created butterfly, native plant, hummingbird and other unique gardens that they started with plants grown in their Grow Units. This expands the scope of knowledge for their students and creates an awareness for nature, environmental stewardship, and a sense of community by taking care of their "outdoor classroom."

Above, Fourth Grade students at Palms Elementary School explore plant growth using the scientific method.

The St. Clair County 4-H Growing  Unit requires attendance at an annual hands-on workshop for these teachers to help them integrate growing projects with their everyday curriculum. There is a fee to attend this workshop.  This workshop is eligible for Eisenhower funds.

Email the St. Clair County 4-H Program Assistant  or call us to find out more information or to be put on the waiting list for a 4-H Growing Unit.