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Horticulture Science Summer Institute
Sponsored by North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Program with the Department of Horticultural Science. Facilitated by Liz Driscoll, 4-H Horticulture Specialist. High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply to a week long, residential horticultural experience on the campus of NC State University during the week of July 7-12th, 2013. Youth will have hands-on opportunities to explore a broad range of horticultural possibilities from breeding better fruits and vegetables, growing a diverse selection of woody ornamentals, lengthening the life of cut flowers, learning sustainable production practices and delving into tools that enhance our understanding of plant production processes. Participants will visit a variety of horticultural businesses. Youth will also be introduced to career possibilities, college-making decisions and leadership development. The cost of the institute will be $500 with a $150 deposit due upon application acceptance. Scholarships may be available.