This program is for young people who are interested in traditions, history, traditional crafts, foods and their own heritage.

Folkpatterns workshopWant to learn more about your family tree?

If you're interested in traditions, history, traditional crafts, foods or your own heritage, the 4-H Folkpatterns program is for you! Discover the traditions in your life and in the lives of others. Connect with tradition-bearers in your community. Explore food traditions, stories and customs of family members. Grow a heritage garden. Learn a folk dance. Document the historic barns in your community. Study the art of gravestone symbols. Research your family tree. Interview  a former 4-H'er for the Michigan 4-H History Project. Hold an ethnic dinner. Discover how culturally diverse every community is!


For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office

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