A roundup of 4-H news for the week of July 3, 2014:

BURTON, Ohio — Geauga County 4-H’ers and advisers participated in the 2014 Farm to Plate 4-H field trip recently. This year’s trip was based on horticulture.

The first stop was at Geauga County Extension Office, where Auctioneer Mike Davis explained how the Geauga Produce Growers got started and about how the group helps smaller farms sell their produce.

The next stop was at Rid-All Green in Cleveland where we talked about aquaponics and how the making of mulch takes place. After that, the group stopped at Refuge Empowerment Gardens where participants learned how they help refugees learn how to work as a team and how to live in American society.

Then the group stopped at Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Green Corps Garden program where participants learned a lot about making use of small scale farming. The final stop was at Craig Sirna’s produce farm in Auburn Township.

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