Youth explore cultural traditions, history, traditional crafts, foods and their own heritage through 4-H folkpatterns.

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