Oct. 04, 2023
Ohio State University Extension is celebrating “Urban October,” a worldwide campaign the United Nations launched to focus on the opportunities and challenges created by the fast rate of change in cities. The theme of Ohio’s monthlong campaign is “Celebrating Kindness in Ohio Communities.” This is OSU Extension’s third year participating in Urban October. In the coming years, the Extension team looks forward to collaborating with additional university and community partners to build on this foundation and foster local, state, national, and global connections.
Sep. 26, 2023
Spotted Lanternfly Resources
Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Lucas County, and sightings continue to be reported by residents. If you suspect you have seen SLF, please report your finding with a photo and then collect or stomp, smash or squish the insect. The insect is in the adult stage and the females are laying egg masses. The egg masses will winter over, as adults will be killed by freezing temperatures when they arrive later this year.
Managing their number one food preference is key in the management.
Sep. 19, 2023
We are excited to offer an end of the year "Mindful Mondays" in the afternoon on the third Monday's of the month. This is free and open to all but we ask you to please register at go.osu.edu/mindfulMonday
Learn the basic principles of mindfulness and try a short, easy practice that you can use anywhere. You are not required to attend all the sessions, but you are welcome and encouraged to join as often as possible:
Sep. 11, 2023
If you see this insect, we are asking that report it.
Reports can be made in one of the following ways:
The Ohio Department of Agriculture
The Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App
Sep. 11, 2023
Classes for the 2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Program is scheduled to begin in February on the first Tuesday and run for 9 consecutive weeks.
The application process has begun in preparation for the 2024 class.
Aug. 29, 2023
Although food preservation like canning, freezing, and drying is very popular in the summer with local vegetable garden and farm market produce, home food preservation can happen throughout the year. This introductory class will help you decide what works best for you and your kitchen. This class will cover basic food safety principles, review ways to safely preserve different types of foods and help you know where to access current information for successful home food preservation.
Jul. 25, 2023
This year's Green Industry Summer Session will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at Owens Community College.
Presenters will include: Curtis Young, Chris Foley, Tyler Carr, Kathy Smith, Beth Scheckelhoff, and Amy Stone, with sessions covering turfgrass, plants and pests. Participants will receive an Ohio Forest Pest Field Guide.
Click below for the registration information that includes the program schedule:
Jul. 25, 2023
This week's Garden Column in the Toledo Blade, did not have enough space to cover everything that I wanted. Here are the highlights, plus the added information that I thought you would find helpful as you dig deeper on each pest.
May. 17, 2023
Earlier this week, Amy Stone, our Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, authored a column in the Toledo Blade on What's Wrong With My Pine? This information is follow up to the information provided in the article for homeowners who want to dig a little deeper on the subject.
Toledo Blade, Garden Column
Apr. 14, 2023
Check out this garden resource to know what to plant when - Ohio Gardening Calendar
This resource is part of the Ohio Victory Gardens. Additional resources and advice can be found at Ohio Victory Gardens - a collaborative program between OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA).