1. Extension at Ebeid Center

    Mar. 09, 2020

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is pleased to partner with the Ebeid Center to offer once a month lunchtime classes related to gardening and healthy living in 2020. Join one class or come to all of them. RSVP (free) online through

    4th Thursdays of the month 12-1pm at the Ebeid Center, 1806 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH. 2nd floor above Market on the Green.

  2. Master Gardener Volunteer Classes Scheduled to Begin in February

    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. 

  3. Metroparks Toledo Recognized as Friend of OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program

    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.

  4. Garlic Mustard Information

    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

  5. 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!

  6. 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 or calling 419-578-6783. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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.