Fair Guide - Pontotoc County 2021 - Page 73

HOME GARDEN FOOD BASKET
• This exhibit is a quality selection of from five to nine different species of mature fruits and / or vegetables from the exhibit list above . Items not listed above can be used , but should not be more than a third of the species utilized . Amounts of fruits and vegetables in this exhibit should be such that they can be arranged in a neat and orderly manner and have good eye appeal . There must be enough of each fruit or vegetable for the judge to determine quality .
• All fruits and vegetables exhibited must be grown by the exhibitor .
• No specimens in this exhibit may be entered in another class . Any combination of fruits and vegetables may be used .
• The exhibit must be in a container such as a basket or box .
• One third ( 1 / 3 ) of the judging will be on how well the exhibit is prepared and presented . Packing such as paper , straw or cloth may be used but the fruits and vegetables should be the main attraction of the exhibit . No artificial plant material or specimens can be utilized as part of the exhibit . 30 . Jr . Division ( Grades 3-7 ) 31 . Sr . Division ( Grades 8-12 )
SECTION 323 4-H HOME GROUNDS Exhibit Unit I - Landscaping Home Grounds
• “ Before and After ” pictures not to exceed 5 ” x 7 ” of yard clean up , plantings or construction of landscape elements mounted securely on one 14 ” x 22 ” sheet of poster board shall constitute this exhibit . Number of pictures should be no less than two or more than eight . Posters must be permanently signed and dated on the back .
• Neatness and arrangement of pictures is important . A brief explanation of the project should be attached to the exhibit , and each picture must be labeled . The before and after pictures should show a definite change and should be taken from the same place so judges can evaluate the change . An exhibit should not be entered more than once unless it has been substantially revised . 01 . Junior - ( Grades 3-7 ) 02 . Senior - ( Grades 8-12 )
Exhibit Unit II - Herbarium Card These exhibits shall consist of dried and pressed specimens of leaves and other specified parts of native or cultivated trees , vines and / or shrubs . Each leaf specimen should be mounted on a separate 8 ” x 10 ” herbarium card available at your county extension centers or at http :// 4h . okstate . edu / literature-links / it-online / plant-science-entomolagy / plant Only the information required in your division should be filled out , The cards should be enclosed in a notebook or binder . Each specimen should be covered with a transparent plastic or similar covering to protect it from damage . No leaf should be more than 3 years old and at least one-third of the specimens must have been collected during the current project year . Instructions for collecting and pressing are available in the OSU Extension Center . 03 . Grades 3-5 A collection of 15 specimens with the following information : 1 ) common name ; 2 ) general class ; ( 3 ) kind of plant 04 . Grades 6-8 A collection of 25 specimens with a pressed flower or fruit or seed included with each specimen . Information on the card to be filled out is 1 ) common name ; 2 ) general class ; 3 ) kind of plant ; 4 ) form ; 5 ) color ; 6 ) exposure . 05 . Grades 9-12 A collection of 30 specimens with a pressed flower , fruit or seed included with each specimen . All information on the card should be filled out .
SECTION 324 4-H HORTICULTURE TERRARIUMS

• Terrarium of plant life . Refer to OSU Fact Sheet No . F-6438 or a similar guideline . No specific size of container , materials , plants or methods . Criteria for judging will be 1 ) compatibility and arrangement of plants and materials ; 2 ) appropriate potting media ; 3 ) attractiveness and originality ; 4 ) appropriate size of plants for container , Terrariums should feature either woodland or tropical plants , and feature at least three ( 3 ) different species of plants . Terrariums must be completely covered at all times . 5 ) Terrariums containing succulents will be disqualified ; succulents belong in dish gardens . 1 . Grades 3-5 2 . Grades 6-8 3 . Grades 9-12 73