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.

2023 4H Mini Garden Project brochure with details

Register by May 12, 2023 to get free plants for each youth participant:

2022 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: