Ohio Victory Gardens is a project of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University (OSU) Extension with the goal to distribute seeds to gardeners in 50 Ohio counties. The purpose of the 4 sample seed packets in the larger Ohio Victory Gardens seed envelope is to encourage Ohioans to plant a garden, and empower people to grow some of their own food.
Lucas County is one of the 50 counties that has been chosen to distribute these seed packets. A total of 300 packets will be available for distribution at two different distribution times, with one being the distribution at OSU Extension in Lucas County at Toledo Botanical Garden and part of Metroparks Toledo. You will find Extension Master Gardener Volunteers outside of the OSU at TBG Office at 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio. Upon entering the Garden at the Elmer Drive entrance, follow the drive to the first intersection and turn right, and then right again. The office is on the left hand side of the drive/parking lot.
Seed distribution hours will be from 4 pm - 7 pm on Friday, April 21, 2023. Seeds packets will be available on a first come, first serve basis, and one packet will be available per person or family.
Participants will be asked to fill out a brief survey to be used for evaluation and impact purposes with the goal to continue this project through the support of a USDA Specialty Crop Grant.
If you have any questions about the local seed distribution, please contact Amy Stone, OSU Extension Educator in Lucas County at 419-574-0986 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org