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.
Apr. 03, 2019
Interested in organics? OSU has a website called the Organic Food & Farming Education and Research or OFFER. OFFER's mission statement is to provide research and educational support for producers, processors, and marketers of organic foods with the goal of expanding the abundance, quality, and variety of certified organic foods available to consumers.
Recent updates have made to the site and include new articles and resources. This information is available on the OFFER Organic Food & Farming site.
Here are some highlights:
Mar. 07, 2019
City of Toledo accepting applications to provide water access for Community Gardens
The Community Garden Water Program is designed to provide access to water on urban lots where neighborhood organizations and non-profit partners help residents grow healthy fresh foods in community gardens.
Community organizations may apply now through April 1 to be considered to receive a water tap, curb stop, meter pit, remote-read meter, backflow prevention device, and a hose connection for gardens where water is not readily available. Estimated value: $2000.
Jan. 09, 2019
Last summer, many residents in Lucas County encountered the gypsy moth caterpillars in their landscapes and woodlots. Several areas within the county and across the state have qualified to be included in the Ohio Department of Agriculture's Gypsy Moth Program. Before treatment options will be made in the spring of 2019, ODA will be hosting several open houses to share treatment maps and answer questions residents may have. In Lucas County, the open house schedule will be as follows:
Monday, February 11, 2019, 6pm – 8pm