Some new benches are popping up in the community, thanks to some 4-H members.
The Truro North River (TNR) club and a group from Chilliwack, BC, who were taking part in an exchange program, built benches and painted them in bright colours. One bench will remain at the 4-H barn on the NSPE grounds. Others went to Dal AC, the NSPE and Fundy Scoops.
“It was my first time making benches but it was surprisingly fun,” said 15-year-old Ashley Maynard, a member of the TNR club.
About 10 local 4-H members went to BC as part of the exchange.
“We cleaned up wetlands,” said 16-year-old Nicole McGill. “We removed invasive species of plants from the wetlands. It was nice because the weather was perfect.”
She noted that 4-H clubs are set up differently in BC. In this area they’re based on area and contain several projects. In BC they saw clubs set up for specific projects, such as a horse club or rabbit club.
While taking part in the exchange they also took part in farm tours, visited historical sites and went to a water park.
When asked what difference stood out most in their minds, both girls instantly replied, “the mountains.”
The exchange trip was made possible with sponsorship from Kittilsen’s Honey and Truro Agromart.