Hands-on 4-H gardening project gets youth growing | Local News

Winter weather won’t prevent participants in the 4-H Virtual Home Gardening Program from hands-on growing, even when temperatures drop.

“There are all kinds of things they can do for gardening year-round. Right now we are sending out bulb kits. The kids are able to get some bulbs, daffodils and hyacinths, they can force them indoors and they should be ready to bloom by Easter,” Macomb County 4-H Program Coordinator Elizabeth Duran said, adding that participants also prepare spring gardening plans in the winter.

The free 4-H Virtual Home Gardening Program is open to youth ages 5 to 19 in Wayne and Macomb counties, at all levels of gardening experience from beginners on up. The program provides for year-round gardening projects, allowing students to combine some virtual learning time with unplugged, hands-on, at home activities. Even students in more urban environments can participate, Duran said.

“We cover composting, seed saving. We cover things like repurposing. A lot of our youth are living in apartments or hotels and do not have big yards to plant gardens. We do a lot of small space gardening and container gardening,” Duran said.

Each month a new garden project will be available to participants online, along

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Hands-on: GRID 4S turns a disassembled iPhone into decor for your home

As someone who really likes technology (and Apple, of course), I was looking for some related decorations for my home — and then I met GRID 4S, which is literally a piece with a disassembled iPhone 4s that you can put anywhere you want.

GRID is a company that has been selling framed electronic products for some time, and they all seem pretty cool. For Apple fans, they have pieces with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and the second-generation iPod touch.

My choice was the iPhone 4s frame since I’ve disassembled an iPhone 3G and an iPod touch in the past. Besides, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s are really special to me since they brought breakthrough technologies at the time, such as the Retina display and the first custom Apple chips, not to mention the stunning design.

With the GRID 4S in hand, I must say that this is a masterpiece. It’s based on the A3 size (11.7 x 16.5 inches) with each individual component of the iPhone 4s glued on a white background that brings the measurements and labels of each part of the iPhone.

You can see the display, physical buttons, flex cables with the old

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