Mums Project

Project Overview

This award-winning project teaches youth skills in growing and caring for plants as well as how to account for, market, and sell a product. Youth participants receive materials to grow and propagate chrysanthemums and attend educational sessions throughout the summer that teach plant care, accounting, marketing a product, and developing a business plan.

Participants have the opportunity to sell their mums at Yorktown Market Days and other community events in the fall.


  • Open to youth ages 9-18 that are residents of York County or Poquoson.
    • Youth under the age of 13 must have a parent stay with them during club meetings.
  • Registration fee is $30 per youth
  • All lessons will be held:
    • 6 - 8 p.m.
    • Community Building
      Charles Brown Park
      1950 Old Williamsburg Road
      Yorktown, VA 23690
  • Lesson dates are as follows:
    • May 16
    • June 6
    • June 20
    • July 11
    • July 25
    • August 8
  • Selling dates at the Fall Yorktown Market days will be determined at a later date.
To register, call our office at 757-890-4940.

Project Supporters

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2016 4-H Mums Project:
  • McDonald's Garden Center for donating 500 mum plugs.
  • Anderson's Home and Garden Showplace for donating 500 pots and waterbreakers and for hosting a tour of their greenhouses for participants and their families.
  • Ken Mathews Garden Center for hosting educational lessons for our youth participants.
  • Turf and Garden for providing discounts on the purchase of potting medium.
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4