4-H club creates a sunny service project

GREENFIELD – The Lucky Clovers 4-H club met Feb. 4 and put together sunshine bags for cancer patients. They donated yellow food items, drinks and other yellow treats for the bags. A total of 60 bags were donated by the club, 59 to the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center in Greenfield and one for Emily Logan.

Officers elected at the meeting were Addison Buckley, president; Lucy Hickman, vice president; Braxton Ruffler, secretary; Dexter Buckley, treasurer; Carson Martinez, community service; Waylon Hadler, Heidi Hickman and Eliza Hickman, recreation.

The meeting also included a demonstration by Addison Buckley on how to make bracelets for the sunshine bags; and Dexter Buckley on how to use pliers.

The club’s next meeting will be March 3 at Eden United Methodist Church, Greenfield.

Country Kritters plans for 4-H meetups

GREENFIELD – The Country Kritters 4-H Club met Feb. 12 and named officers.

Serving this year as president is Emily Grant; vice president, Jacob Wickard; secretary, Caroline Lane; treasurer, Luke Schilling; health and safety, Silas Fredenburg; and historian, Delaney Reeves.

The fundraising team is made up of Eli Eck, Clayton Nicholson, Emma Welbourn and Sophie Wagner. The community service team includes Brogan Edwards, Sophie Wagner and Murray Lonnemann.Leaders are Vickie Ramsey and Cathie Kirtley. The group also discussed fair and carnival dates; achievement and record books, project rule changes and more.

The group will meet from 6-7 pm. March 11, April 1 and May 6 at the Sarah Burke 4-H Exhibit Hall at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Children’s gardening programs coming up

CARTHAGE – The Hancock County Master Gardener Association will provide a family event at a neighboring community library.

“Get Your Hands Dirty” will teach children how to plant and care for seedlings April 13 at the Henry Henley Public Library, 102 N. Main St., Carthage.

For more information or to sign up, call 765-565-8022 or visit facebook.com/hancockmga.

Small Farm Conference coming up

DANVILLE – Registration is open for the 2024 Indiana Small Farm Conference, scheduled for Feb. 29 through March 1 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville.

The event is hosted by Purdue University and includes sessions on urban agriculture, vegetable production, business, livestock, resilient agriculture, niche opportunities, equity and food security, flowers and more. The keynote speaker is Michael Kilpatrick, founder of Growing Farmers and host of the “Thriving Farmer Podcast” on how to network and learn about thriving in challenging times.

For more information or to register, visit purdue.ag/sfc.

Country market seeks vendors

GREENFIELD – The Hancock County Extension Homemakers will host a “Spring Has Sprung” shopping event in April.

The Country Vintage Market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St., Greenfield. The one-day event, which is a fundraiser for the homemakers, features local vendors, food trucks, free admission and parking. Vendors interested in signing up can email [email protected] or [email protected].