The Ohio State University Extension Lucas County will be celebrating its new location with an open house on Friday, November 17. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion and to learn more about the services and programs available to Lucas County residents. The event will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Toledo Botanical Garden, Metroparks Toledo, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo.

The open house includes remarks from area leaders, meeting OSU educators and staff, information on area programs such as master gardener volunteer, 4-H camp, pressure canner gauge testing, plus light refreshments.

  1. Backyard Poultry Class Coming to Lucas County, March 29, 2023

    Mar. 27, 2023

  2. Time To Apply for the 2023 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    Dec. 16, 2022

    Applications for the 2023 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Lucas County will be accepted until Monday, January 23, 2023. Classes are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 7 and run for 9 consecutive weeks. Training will occur from 9 am - 4 pm each Tuesday. This year's classes will be held in collaboration with the Wood County Extension Office. Locations throughout the program will be held in a variety of locations in Lucas and Wood Counties. 

  3. Winter Virtual Book Clubs Announced for 2023

    Nov. 06, 2022

    Save The Dates for Upcoming Virtual Book Clubs in 2023

    January – Lives of Weeds, by Dr. John Cardina

    Mondays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30; 7:00 - 8:00 pm 

    February – Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  4. Pruning Resources

    Oct. 15, 2022

    Thinking about pruning this fall or winter? Check out these resources to help you make the best cut! 


    If you have questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our office for additional information. Amy Stone can be reached at 419-574-0986.


    •International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

  5. NEW! 2022 Version of the Lucas County Food Assistance Resource Guide Now Available

    Sep. 28, 2022

    Lucas County Extension’s Community Nutrition programs (EFNEP and SNAP-ED) have released a 2022 version of the Lucas County Food Assistance Resource Guide. The Guide assists individuals and community partners with finding free or low-cost groceries and meals throughout the county. Link here for the copy. 

    This revised version includes:

  6. 2022 Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Class

    Sep. 06, 2022

    Calling Nature Enthusiasts (Article Appeared in Toledo Blade, 09.06.2022)

    I hope last weekend provided an opportunity for you to spend sometime outdoors. While some people had an extra-long weekend, others may have had to work extra as the summer season winds down. No matter the situation, even just 30 minutes outdoors can be enough to refresh and reboot with a walk, a stroll, or simply sitting and enjoying the plants and wildlife around us.

  7. Basic Home Food Preservation

    Jul. 29, 2022

    Join OSU Extension, Lucas County for a free overview of home food preservation. Learn basic food safety principles for home food preservation. Compare different ways to preserve food such as freezing, drying and canning. Know where to access current information for successful home food preservation.

  8. 2022 Mini Garden Program

    Apr. 11, 2022

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is pleased to announce the 2022 Mini Garden Project. This long-standing partnership between locally-owned greenhouses, 4H Youth Development, and the Junior County Fair is open to any Lucas County youth, aged 8 - 18. In addition to the opportunity to show a project (a tomato plant and a marigold plant, each in its own container), participants also have the opportunity to pick up free plants donated by local greenhouses.

  9. Sign Up Now for the “Spring Into Wellness” Email Wellness Challenge

    Mar. 21, 2022

    Are you done with winter weather? Are you ready to re-charge your health by looking at the dimensions of wellness? Wellness is more than just our physical health – it also includes emotional, financial, social, spiritual, environmental, intellectual, creative, and even career wellness. Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Spring into Wellness” 6-week email wellness challenge to learn more about these and other wellness topics.

  10. Making a Difference through Family and Consumer Sciences

    Feb. 15, 2022

    Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day is celebrated annually on the Wednesday of FCCLA Week. Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12.