The co-organizational leaders for HomeGrown4H are:

Trisha Boyer

7734 Brian Loop, Lakeland, FL  33810


863-606-8770 home

863-529-7393 cell

Sonja Philip

1761 Holton Road, Lakeland, FL  33810

renee@philipdom.com (preferred method of communication)



For updates and information and general thoughts, please check out our blogs here

Basic Info

We are primarily, but not exclusively, a homeschool 4-H club.

Our regular "club" meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month see calendar for details.

at The Bible Presbyterian Church at 5635 NorthDaughtery Rd, not far from the N. Walmart.

4H is for youth ages 8-18 by Sept. 1st 2013.   We are offering two types of membership this year to meet our quorum requirements for meetings. You choose what suits your family best!   Club yearly dues are either $10 or $20 per  4-H member (age 8-18) depending on the type membership you chose(see below).  $5 for Cloverbuds ages 5-7, as well as $1 for insurance per person OR$2 if you are involved in the horse project.Insurance must be paid prior to participation in any project. (checks/money orders written out to HomeGrown or cash is great too!)***

Active membership

Registered member of club                                                                                                                                             Able to participate in all club activities and projects
Vote at club meetings
Hold club officer positions
$10 membership fee per 4-Her (8-18)

In order to maintain active membership status :
Cannot miss more than two meetings


Basic Membership
Registered member of club
Participate only in projects that do not limit participants 
Cannot hold club officer positions
$20 membership fee per 4-Her (8-18)

Each project meets at different times/days/# of meetings, depending On the project leader, who is a volunteer.

The mission statement of 4H is "TO MAKE THE BEST, BETTER".

It is all about learning new skills, leadership and community service.

I have redone the website just a little bit - we are always trying to make things more user friendly for everyone.


Please explore and check things out.  I would love to have a more simple website for you, but honestly there is just SOOOO much stuff with 4H that it gets overwhelming at times.  Please holla if you need help!

2014-2015 HG4H
First Meeting

Tuesday, August 12th


Bible Presbyterian Church

5635 N Daughtery Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809

Registration for the 2013-2014 4H year is now open.  Registration will stay open until the October meeting, on October 8, 2013.


Step 1

Please fill out the following form for your family

Family Form


Please fill out one of these forms for EACH of your 4H age student.  When you fill it out the first time, it will give you the option to fill go back and add another response.  Keep doing this until you have entered each of your students.

Student Form (for parent to fill out)


Step 2

You will also need to register with: Polk County 4H (please read all the instructions carefully)


Step 3


Please add up the amounts you need to bring (each membership fee/due for each student plus their insurance fee) and bring that with you to your first meeting.  Envelopes will be provided if necessary, but you can shorten your registration time by bringing an envelope with the following information already on it...

Parent Name

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________


T-shirt $ _________________


Total ____________


*cloverbuds - $5, active member - $10, basic member - $20

** all members - $1, horse project - additional $1 per student


Step 4

Register for *this* forum.  If you are brandnew to HomeGrown4H or were not an active member last year, please click on the link at the top of this page and register.  You must use your FIRST and LAST name as your user name/sign in. Then, contact Trisha (trishalynn1@gmail.com) and let her know you need to be activated.  If you were a member last year but you don't seem to have full access now, please contact Trisha (trishalynn1@gmail.com) to have your account re-activated.



information.  Money will only be accepted .... at a meeting or by the Treasurers and their parents...Sonja Philip/Dakota Soria or Kathy Hockenberry/Jarrett Hockenberry.  Please do not try to give your registration money to anyone else, as they wont be able to accept it.


Completion of these three steps is required to be a participating member in HomeGrown 4H.


To keep up with the latest club happenings....


4H Florida Forest Ecology State Contest

Polk County results:
Alexander Thomas - 2nd Place - Junior - Individual
Amber Thomas - 2nd Place - Senior - Individual
Gabriella Thomas - 1st Place - Senior - Individual
^ UF scholarship recipient
Miranda Rodden, Logan Soria, Amber Thomas & Gabriella Thomas - 1st Place Senior - Team
^ going to Nationals!!!!!!
Robert Grode and Trinity Boothe competed as Intermediate Individuals and also did a great job!

It was a fantastic weekend for all involved.

Thank you for your prayer & support! :)


State Archery Competition


This is a really fun day and a chance to meet archers from all over Florida.

The competition is March 8, 2014 at Easton Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 NW 16TH Ave, Newberry, FL 32669

Forms need to be received by the Polk County Extension office by 5:00pm 2/18/2014.

Contact Trisha and Brent Boyer for more information

trishalynn1@gmail.com or 863-606-8770





It has come to our attention that there have been some rule changes to the photography for youth fair.Follow the link below to the rules. Make sure and review them prior to submitting your work. GOOD LUCK at youth fair!

Homegrown 4H Christmas Party!

Date: Thursday, December 19
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Place: Bible Presbyterian Church, North Daughtery Road, Lakeland, FL, United States  map
After the party we will be caroling at the Consulate Nursing Home starting at 3:00pm.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!


If you have entered something for the 2014 Youth Fair already, you should be on this list here. (click on the YouthFair folder and the document "home grown 4h youth fair entries"  If you arent, please let me know right away!






Madison Grode


Vice President:

Caleb Brown


Attendance Secretary:

Trinity Boothe


Minutes Secretary:

Anya Hockenberry


Bank Treasurer:

Savannah Brown


Meeting Treasurer:

Jarrett Hockenberry



Willow Boyer



Robert Grode


Community Service Officer:

Kayla Khoshnoodi


Event Officer:

Ariel Chenowith



Chandler Boyer


Clover Buddy:

Devin Khoshnoodi