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Home Environment

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

Two young people painting a building

What you can do

Level 1: Exploring Your Home

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 : Living with Others

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: Where I Live

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: In My Home

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.

Record keeping & evaluation


New to 4-H? Get involved in home environment!

Melissa Persing,, 320-422-7729
Joanna Tzenis,, 612-625-9771


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