Tollgate Farm 4-H Club 2019 Activities Have Begun

The members of Tollgate Farm 4-H Club have started the new year with an annual service project, providing schools and community gardens with seeds packets. We also participated in the Oakland County 4-H Culinary dinner, earning 3rd place for our table display. Although the county fair may be 6 months away, planning is well underway for project submissions. 

Tollgate Farm 4-H Club began the year with our annual community service project. After collecting over 3000 packets of seeds from various seed companies, we distributed them to 47 school & community gardens. We would like to acknowledge and thank our donors: Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Botanical Interests Seed Packets, Burpee Gardens, Plant Hart’s Seeds, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Johnny’s Selected Seeds, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply, Renee’s Garden Seeds Seeds of Change, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Victory Seed Company.

Congratulations to our youth members who received awards at he Oakland County 4-H Achievement Awards.
Aaron H: Key Club Award for multiple years in 2 project areas and participation at the club, county and state levels
Alexis J: Spark Award for exemplary service to club
Haru K: Spark Award exemplary service to club
Susanna K: Sheep Medal for project work in sheep

Congratulations to all club members. Tollgate Farm 4-H Club was recognized as a “Gold Club” for the program year 2018 – 2019. Also the club was recognized for community service.

The kids have been continuing to care for the farm animals on weekends. This generally includes basic feeding, filling water troughs, pen cleaning, egg collecting, and other tasks as needed. Of course everyone is looking forward to lambing and kidding season. The much anticipated arrivals will be project animals for youth members participating in the county and state fairs.

Just for fun, the kids competed in the Oakland County 4-H Culinary Dinner. For this event, each participating club selected a country and prepared food to share at the event as well as a presentation. Tollgate Farm 4-H kids selected Botswana for their country. Congratulations to the kids for receiving 3rd place for Table Display!

The arrival of spring lambs is always exciting! Our members look forward to preparing lambs and goat kids for showmanship at fair. They will be halter training their project animals and learning about their species. New this year – a couple of members will be raising roaster chickens for the Oakland Count Fair. The eggs are in the incubator with the first batch hatching at the end of March!

Tollgate Farm 4-H Club remains open to new members ages 5 – 19. 
Adult 4-H Volunteers Welcome to Help Guide the Members Through Projects! For more information:

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