Holy Redeemer 4-H Club Meetings Begin Oct. 3rd

This Friday, notes will go home in the Friday folders with more information about the new urban 4-H program that is starting at Holy Redeemer.

Photo by sskennel, Flickr

Photo by sskennel, Flickr

Oct. 3rd, from 3:15 to 4:30 pm, we’ll have our first club meeting — and the club will meet every first Thursday of the month.

All ages

The group is open to students of all ages — preschool through 8th. When necessary, we’ll split into smaller groups for age-appropriate work.


Our focus this fall will be Bees, Birds, and Butterflies. We’ll focus on topics such as pollination, life cycles, food webs, and attracting bees, birds, and butterflies to our yards and gardens. We’ll have indoor and outdoor projects, work in the campus gardens, participate in service projects, and go on occasional weekend field trips (parent participation will be required).


4-H Schedule — first Thursdays starting October 3:

  • 3:15 pm — Participating students will meet 4-H leaders at the school office
  • 3:20 pm — Club activities will get underway
  • 4:20 pm — The students and leaders will go together BTC where parents will pick up their children, or children will sign in to BTC


Signing up for Holy Redeemer 4-H involves a standard 4-H application and release form. The registration fee is $25 (scholarships available).


If your child would like to participate in 4-H at Holy Redeemer, please email Amy Potthast, amy.potthast [at] gmail.com or submit a note here:

The New 4-H Year Launches with a Family Fun Event at Alpenrose Dairy

Kick off the school year at the first annual 4-H Fun Day at Dairyville in Alpenrose, 6149 SW Shattuck Road, Portland. 

September 28, 2013
12-4 PM

Come learn a few healthy habits while exploring the many exciting projects 4-H has to offer, including: science, art, model trains, robotics/technology, gardening, shooting sports and more!   Visit with community partners to learn about nutrition, financial literacy, and Western Heritage.  Stop by a 4-H club’s booth to learn about animals they have raised or projects completed for this year’s County and State Fairs.

Each youth traveling through Dairyville will be provided with a passport and given the mission to collect as many stamps as possible.  Stamps can be collected at different booths and small prizes will be awarded to youth who have filled their passports.

4-H Fun Day is free and open to the public.  Healthy drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase from the Hens n Hares 4-H club, who are raising money to buy new animal cages.

4-H Fun Day is a program of Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H of Multnomah and Washington Counties.   More information about 4-H and this event can be found online at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/metro4h or by calling 503-821-1125.  This event would not be possible without the generous support of the Junior League of Portland.

4-H helps young people grow and learn through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion, and character. Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Gardening Class – Free, fun for the whole family

Your family is invited to our Summer Gardening Class.image

Cost-free and commitment-free, this class will begin on Saturday mornings starting July 13th, 9 am to 11 am here in the HR garden.

Intended for the whole family (including parents and siblings), we’ll work on the garden, learn about insects, and life processes, and do arts and crafts activities.

Come to one class, (or 2 or 3!) or come to all of them.

Bring a snack & water for each participant from your family.

We’ll have more information about the 4-H group that is forming in the fall.

Open to the school, parish and neighborhood, so spread the word!

Multnomah 4-H Fair is this weekend at Oaks Park – Free admission, parking

 Curious about what an urban 4-H club is capable of?

Wlashbrook, Flickr

Wlashbrook, Flickr

This weekend is the annual Mulnomah 4-H Fair. It’s free (with free parking) at Oaks Park, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 7 pm, and Monday, noon to 6 pm.

Family-friendly activities (including a Barnyard), and kiddie rides, animal, crafts, and other project exhibits.

Come see the variety of projects our Holy Redeemer 4-H might dive into in the coming school year.

Volunteer with Holy Redeemer 4-H

If you are interested in volunteering as a 4-H leader, please let us know!

Volunteering entails a 2-3 hour 4-H training, a 2-hour Called to Protect training to prevent child sexual abuse, rigorous background checks, and a minimum of 6 hours/year of leading group meetings (with one other leader).

Please fill out the contact form below to express interest.