Oct. 14, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Check-In starts at 8:45am
Location: Lucas County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Clubroom
1406 Key St. Maumee OH
4-H Members: Bring a friend and you both get in for free!
Oct. 10, 2019
Plans are underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program. An application is available online on the MGV page of this website, or by emailing Amy Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 419-578-6783.
Aug. 27, 2019
Earlier this month Sarah Turner-Smith, a Bowling Green State University Dietetic Intern partnered with the OSU Extension Lucas County office to help promote local foods. This partnership is a good example of how the work of horticulture and nutrition complement one another for healthy plants and healthy eating! The following article was posted on the state Live Smart Ohio blog about the “cherry” you might not know. Have you heard of a Cornelian cherry dogwood tree (Cornus mas)? Not a true cherry, but its oblong shaped fruit turns red, just like the common cherries.
Aug. 16, 2019
Interested in farming on a local and urban scale? Ohio State University Extension and Toledo GROWs is collaborating to offer the Master Urban Farmer Program in Lucas County. The class will meet on Thursday evenings begin September 6 and run through mid-November. The class times are 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
Session topics include: animal husbandry, bee keeping, speciality crops, soils, IPM, business planning and more!
If you are interested, you are asked to complete an application and return it to the Extension office.
Aug. 06, 2019
What excites me in the summer, is a quick trip out to the garden to harvest a fresh tomato or two. Whether it is ultimately the “T” in a BLT; a plate of tomatoes and cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar; or an apple-like experience of eating the tomato in hand with a dash of salt; these are things that I could never get enough of. While my love is tomatoes, other produce like peas, beans, carrots, potatoes and cukes rank a close second.
Jul. 18, 2019
It is that time of the year again. For nearly 25 years, the first Wednesday of August has been home for the Green Industry Summer Session. The event is in collaboration with Ohio State University Extension and Owens Community College (OCC) with the event being held on the campus of OCC.
Jul. 17, 2019
Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Ohio
Jun. 12, 2019
Apr. 12, 2019
Looking to hire someone to work on your trees? Check out this updated FactSheet on How To Hire An Arborist. The FactSheet includes tips to hire a professional and resources available that might be useful including an online search by zipcode. OSU Extension FactSheet HYG1032
Apr. 12, 2019
After retiring as a kindergarten teacher in the Toledo Public School system, Judy Hanes knew she wanted to combine her passion for working with children and her love of gardening. She enrolled in the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program offered through The Ohio State University local county Extension office and promptly returned as a volunteer to Hawkins Elementary School where she spent so many years in the classroom. Judy created a garden outside the school doors which has turned into an outdoor classroom and garden club with Hawkins students.