Cookbook fundraiser to support U of I 4-H House

April 17, 2015
portion of cover of cookbook

URBANA, Ill. – Over 1,000 University of Illinois students have lived in the 4-H House at 805 W. Ohio in Urbana since it was built in 1960.  That number of residents over 55 years would take a toll on any home. Consequently, a new cookbook has been published to help raise awareness and funds for the much-needed remodeling and renovation.

Nurture the Future @ 805 is a hard cover, spiral-bound cookbook with 480 pages of favorite 4-H House recipes from over the years. In addition to unique recipes from appetizers to dessert, children’s recipes, and some for the microwave, it includes dishes that have already been multiplied for large dinner parties.

“Currently 4-H House is home to 51 girls who have leadership experience in 4-H, Future Farmers of America, or similar organizations,” said U of I freshman Krista Temple, who is the ninth member of her family to live in the 4-H House. “These women do all of their own cooking, cleaning, and maintenance at the house. This cooperative living style allows us to live on campus at a reasonable price and to form long-lasting friendships.”

Temple said that the money raised from the sale of the Nurture the Future @ 805 cookbooks will help update the house with air conditioning, electrical updating, new bathrooms, and much more.

Many of the recipes in the book have been used by the girls who have lived in 4-H House for decades, some with cooking experience and some without. Freshman Emily Bloemer said, “I love our home-cooked meals at 4-H House. It’s great to come home from class to some good food.”

Nurture the Future @ 805 can be purchased for $30 per book, which includes shipping costs. For details on how to order, visit or send an email to Judy Taylor ( or Linda Muehling at




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