Jan. 22, 2020
The 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Program will begin on Tuesday, February 4 in Lucas County. The program runs for 9 consecutive weeks from 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. There are still a few seats available if you are interested in learning more. The MGV Program is a volunteer program. Participants are engaged in learning about a variety of garden related topics and then sharing that knowledge with others. It is a great group of individuals whose knowledge varies coming into the program. Gardeners learn from the presenters as well as each other.
Nov. 22, 2019
Earlier in November, Metroparks Toledo was a recipient of a Friend of OSU Extension Master Garden Volunteer Program. Dr. Cathann Kress, Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences presented the awards at the 2019 State Master Gardener Conference held at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of OSU.
Nov. 06, 2019
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, OSU Extension Lucas County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Amy Stone, presented an educational update on garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). This invasive plant can be a problem in natural areas and in landscapes. To learn more about this plant and managment options, check out the Ohio State University Extension's Garlic Mustard FactSheet
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 email@example.com 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