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Home Environment Project

Ever wonder what goes into maintaining a home? Learn all about the home environment. From decorating a room and arranging furniture to landscaping.

Consumer Home Environment

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Consumer Decision Making Judging Contests

Participants judge five classes in the areas of personal care, entertainment & leisure, clothing & textiles, consumerism & personal finance, and nutrition. Participants also have a questions class, in which they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Level 1 learning goals:

Learn about home care; learn to sand and finish a simple wood item; make small home decorative items for the home; explore the world of home interior design.

Level 2 learning goals:

Learn ways to share your home with family and friends; learn to use design tools in making and arranging accessories for your home; make a decorative textile item; learn how to refinish wood; evaluate what you have made and learned.

Level 3 learning goals:

Learn use design principles in making and arranging your home and table; plan and create storage centers for your home; restore an old piece of furniture; improve the outside environment of your home.

Level 4 learning goals:

Focus on the application of design fundamentals; create or adapt a design for a home accessory; learn about purchasing furnishings for the home; restore or make a heritage item.

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Contact

To get involved with the 4-H Home Environment project, contact your county 4-H office.

Melissa Persing, persi002@umn.edu, 320-422-7729
Joanna Tzenis, tzeni004@umn.edu, 612-625-9771

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.


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