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  1. 4-H Super Saturday

    Oct. 14, 2019

    October 26th!

    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

    Cost: $5

    4-H Members: Bring a friend and you both get in for free!

  2. Plans Underway for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Pogram

    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 stone.91@osu.edu or calling 419-578-6783. 

  3. Edibles in the Landscape

    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.

  4. Extension Master Urban Farmer Program Offered Fall 2019

    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. 

  5. Ohio Celebrates Local Foods Week

    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.

  6. 2019 Green Industry Summer Session - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    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.

  7. ODA Confirms Sudden Oak Death in Ohio

    Jul. 17, 2019

    Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Ohio

  8. Spots Still Open for the 2019 Lucas County 4-H Camp!

    Jun. 12, 2019

  9. New FactSheet Updated Online - How To Hire An Arborist

    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

  10. Local Volunteer Recognized

    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.

     

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