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  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. Summer Produce - Enjoy Fresh and Preserve for the Year

    Jul. 15, 2021

    It is the time of year when farm stands and vegetable gardens are full of the summer harvest. How do you enjoy your local produce? Whether you are a member of a CSA, grow your own or purchase from a local farmer, we can enjoy it fresh as well as consider the best ways to preserve it to enjoy at other times of the year. We invite you to read Using a Community Supported Agriculture Share to Plan Family Meals for your fresh produce.

  4. Freeze Warning - What Gardeners Should Do

    Apr. 20, 2021

    Temperatures have begun to fall and snow if falling. Weather forecasters are predicting that we could receive between 1 and 4 inches of the white stuff this afternoon, evening and into the early morning hours. That precipitation will likely begin to melt on Wednesday, but will be followed by some freezing temperatures that have gardeners worried. While we can't change Mother Nature, there are a few things gardeners could do. 

  5. Soil Testing Info

    Apr. 20, 2021

    A lot of people are asking about soil testing. Tis the season!

    Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to test soil locally in the office, but do have information that I hope you find useful. 

    Soil Testing Information

    Link to OSU Extension Soil Testing FactSheet - https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-1132 

  6. Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program, Spring 2021

    Apr. 15, 2021

    Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is encouraging eligible families to enroll in this opportunity to add more nutritious produce into their diets!

    The Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program helps make produce more affordable for Ohio families.  Eligible families receive a Fruit and Vegetable Coupon booklet worth $40, redeemable at the Toledo Farmers’ Market. Coupons are mailed directly to your home and must be redeemed by June 30, 2021.

  7. Overcoming Pandemic Paralysis - webinar series

    Mar. 03, 2021

    We’ve been living through a pandemic for over a year now. Have you at times struggled to find motivation, connection and hope for the future? Have you felt defeated, deflated, or depressed? If so, you’re not alone!

    Starting at the end of this month, Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from OSU Extension will host a series of online classes to share strategies for overcoming pandemic paralysis and steps you can take to improve your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.

  8. Eat Smart, Be Active!

    Jan. 07, 2021

    NEW! ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY
    TWO OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
    WEDNESDAYS STARTING JANUARY 13 2:00 PM OR
    THURSDAYS STARTING JANUARY 14 6:00 PM
    Join us via phone, tablet, or computer!
    The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) can show you how to eat healthier and be more active even on a limited budget.

  9. Plans Underway For the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    Dec. 15, 2020

    Do you want to dig a little deeper in your knowledge of gardening? Do you want to pass along that information and encourage others to garden too? If you answered yes, the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program might be just for you.

    Master Gardener Volunteers love to learn and enjoy being around people with the same plant passion.

  10. Fall Home Food Preservation Hours - Online

    Oct. 07, 2020

    Similar to a spring/summer series, this fall, the OSU Extension Food Preservation Team is offering live online “Office Hours”. Each of these Tuesday sessions will be from 4:00-5:00 pm.  Sessions will start with a short presentation and the remainder of the time will be for open Q&A. The presentations are free but you will need to register. You are welcome to register for one or all of them. Register here: https://go.osu.edu/fall2020foodpreservationseries

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