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Davis teen on California team for national horticulture competition

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Eva Garcia, 17, of Davis is one of four teenagers who will represent California in the 2014 National Junior Horticulture competition in Lexington, Ky. Courtesy photo

Growing up in Davis, Eva Garcia spent a lot of time along the greenbelt, in the parks and at the UC Davis Arboretum. When visiting these familiar places this summer, she is paying careful attention to the flora in preparation for this year’s National Junior Horticulture competition.

Garcia, 17, is one of four teens representing California in the 2014 National Junior Horticulture competition. It involves identifying 185 plant specimens, judging eight classes of plants and produce, and taking a test about plant nutrition, propagation and horticulture practice.

The team — which is coached by Terry Berke, who leads the countywide 4-H horticulture project — also will design and assemble a poster highlighting horticulture in California and give a presentation about their poster.

Finally, the team will compete in a “College Bowl”-type contest testing the members’ overall knowledge of horticulture.

Garcia earned this spot on the team when she took a statewide plant test at the 4-H State Field Day in May and placed in the top four. Every spring, an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 people from across the state gather at UC Davis to compete in 4-H events.

For the past three years, Garcia has been actively involved in 4-H in Yolo County. This chance to represent California in this year’s national horticulture competition will highlight her senior year in 4-H.

The 2014 horticulture competition will take place in Lexington, Ky. Tax-deductible contributions to help fund the trip may be made payable to Yolo County 4-H and sent to the 4-H office, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland, CA, 95695. Note NJHA in the memo line.

More information on the 4-H Youth Development Program in Yolo County may be found at the UC Cooperative Extension website at ceyolo.ucdavis.edu.

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