Lucas County is pleased to promote a long-time 4H project, the 4-H Mini Garden Project. This project is open to all youth in Lucas County, ages 8-18. We are grateful for the support and donations from local greenhouses in Lucas County.

View the 2024 4-H Mini Garden Project brochure for more details on how to grow and show your plants!

Register by May 9, 2024 to get free plants for each youth participant:

2024 Lucas County Junior Fair Entry Form (due to the Lucas County fairgrounds by May 15th)

New to gardening?

Specific Questions about your garden? Need help identifying an insect or a growing problem? OSU Extension Lucas County has Master Gardener Volunteers who help with your questions. The Hotline is open April through October on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm. 419-578-6783 or email

Gardening with youth?

Tomato nutrition information and easy recipes: