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  1. Basic Home Food Preservation

    Jul. 29, 2022

    Join OSU Extension, Lucas County for a free overview of home food preservation. Learn basic food safety principles for home food preservation. Compare different ways to preserve food such as freezing, drying and canning. Know where to access current information for successful home food preservation.

  2. 2022 Mini Garden Program

    Apr. 11, 2022

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is pleased to announce the 2022 Mini Garden Project. This long-standing partnership between locally-owned greenhouses, 4H Youth Development, and the Junior County Fair is open to any Lucas County youth, aged 8 - 18. In addition to the opportunity to show a project (a tomato plant and a marigold plant, each in its own container), participants also have the opportunity to pick up free plants donated by local greenhouses.

  3. Sign Up Now for the “Spring Into Wellness” Email Wellness Challenge

    Mar. 21, 2022

    Are you done with winter weather? Are you ready to re-charge your health by looking at the dimensions of wellness? Wellness is more than just our physical health – it also includes emotional, financial, social, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, creative, and even career wellness. Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Spring into Wellness” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics.

  4. Making a Difference through Family and Consumer Sciences

    Feb. 15, 2022

    Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of FCCLA Week. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.

  5. New FactSheet - Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways

    Feb. 07, 2022

    Check out this new Ohio State University FactSheet, Efficient Lawn Care Practices to Help Protect Ohio’s Waterways. The FactSheet authors include: Ashley Kulhanek, Educator, Ohio State University Extension; Eugene Braig, Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University; and Zane Raudenbush, Turfgrass and Herbicide Specialist, Davey Tree. 

     

  6. UPDATE - Plans Underway for the 2022 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Lucas County

    Jan. 27, 2022

    Plans continue for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Class. We have had to modify the originally planned start time that was scheduled to begin in Febraury.  While we hope to offer classes in person, we will be closely monitoring the situation and may have to do a hybrid model and/or online training with small group labs. Classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 22 and run through Tuesday, May 17. Class times are 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. Applications should be completed online or a hard copy completed and returned by Monday, February 28, 2022. 
  7. Avian Inflenza Update

    Jan. 19, 2022

    Information Shared from USDA APHIS

    WASHINGTON, January 18, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed two additional findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds – one in Colleton County, South Carolina and one in Hyde County, North Carolina. These finds follow confirmation on January 14, 2022 of HPAI in a wild bird in Colleton County, South Carolina. All three findings are H5N1 HPAI.

  8. Plans Underway for the 2022 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Lucas County

    Jan. 13, 2022

    Plans are underway for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Class. While we hope to offer classes in person, we will be closely monitoring the situation and may have to do a hybrid model and/or online training with small group labs. Classes will begin on Tuesday, February 1 and run through Tuesday, March 29. Class times are 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. Applications should be completed online or a hard copy completed and returned by Friday, January 21, 2022. 
  9. 2021 Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Classes Begin In October

    Sep. 16, 2021

    The 2021 Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Classes are scheduled to begin this fall. Those interested in the program are asked to complete an application and return it to the OSU Extension Office at Toledo Botanical Garden at 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615, or email a scanned copy of the application to Amy Stone at stone.91@osu.edu

    The class will be held on Fridays from 9 am - 3 pm at various Metropark locations throughout Lucas County. 

  10. 2021 Green Industry Summer Session

    Jul. 23, 2021

    For over 25 years, the Green Industry Summer Session was held in NW Ohio on the campus of Owens Community College. It has been and continues to be a partnership between Owens and Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County. Last year we took the year off, and this year we were waiting to see if we could pull it off once we heard word that we could offer face-to-face programming. 

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