My strawberries started a revolution!

Kamari Stallworth is a devoted and enthusiastic member of the Cedar Tree Performers 4-H club led by Linda Gately. The "Aroma" strawberries she is showing above provide an abundance of berries for jam, dehydrating and eating. Kamari's favorite is the yellow "Pineapple Alpine" strawberry and she looks forward to propagating more and find hiding places for them in the club garden! Kamari is also an expert at collecting and identifying bugs - her genuine excitement about her 4-H club activities has inspired others to appreciate the value of organic gardening and local food production More Than They Could Ever Imagine.

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Cedar Tree Performers 4-H gardening club in Port Hadlock, Washington - led by Linda Gately, 4-H club leader - has distinguished itself not only as a vital educational program for young children, but as a research-based partner with university agricultural researchers. This group of youth have volunteered on multiple projects to grow seeds and plants in the micro-climate of their neighborhood to give researchers more information about the resiliency and response of certain plants and seed populations.

Cedartree Performers' garden is located at the Cedarbrook Seventh Day Adventist School and Daycare. These youth grow edible plants of all kinds including weeds, flowers, vegetables and fruit. The garden is completely cultivated by the 4-H'ers with heavy soil prep work help from adults. Many varieties are trialed for taste approval by kids and resistance to disease because it is an organic garden. Science, math, geography, history, and Latin are all integrated into the garden experience. There has been an ongoing Haskap berry trial to help Professor Maxine Thompson from Oregon State University with her research. 

Their annual spring plant sale provides needed funds for the garden, foods, sewing 
and other 4-H projects that the Cedartree Performers pursue.