1. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program Offered in Fall 2018 in Lucas County

    Aug. 24, 2018

    The Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Program will begin on Friday, September 21 in Lucas County. The program is offered in collaboration with Metroparks Toledo. The program involves both an educational portion and a volunteer portion. Training will be held on Fridays from 9 am - 4 pm through the first Friday in November. Class size is limited.

    To find out more about the program, click here for the brochure.

  2. Apply Now for the Extension Master Urban Farmer Program

    Aug. 24, 2018

    The 4th Annual Extension Master Urban Farmer Program is scheduled to begin on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The program will be offered on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm through November 15. The program was designed after the program offered in Franklin County. Space is limited to 25 participants. Applications are available online or at the OSU Extension Office at Toledo Botanical Garden or at Toledo GROWs. 

  3. Shared Legacy Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Jul. 18, 2018

    Shared Legacy Farms

  4. Spots Still Available for the 2018 4-H Camp

    Jun. 21, 2018

    In a little over a month we will be moving into 4-H Camp Palmer for a week long adventure filled with fun, friendship, and of course some learning too! There are still spots available to ANY youth (you do not have to be members of 4-H) ages 8-14. The price is $200 but if you are a member of 4-H you can go for only $190. Just enter your club name in the “promo code” line in the online registration, which can be found here-

    See everyone on the 28th!

  5. Summer Meals Partnership Community Kick-Off

    May. 18, 2018

  6. Ohio State’s Stone Lab Partners With Ohio Foundations On Field Trip Scholarships

    Apr. 09, 2018

    COLUMBUS -The Andrews Foundation and The Toledo Community Foundation to Offer Field Trip Scholarships to Stone Lab

    Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, Ohio State’s island campus on Lake Erie, are offering scholarships to school groups from grades 5-12 for a one-day Lake Erie Science Field Trip at the lab on Gibraltar Island. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

  7. Landscape Design Resources for Homeowners

    Apr. 07, 2018

    Spring temperatures might have you thinking about your yard and garden. If you are interested in landscaping, here are a few tips and resources that might be helpful.

    Always remember that Lucas County residents can contact the OSU Extension's Horticulture Hotline, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am - 1 pm. The hotline is run out of the Metroparks Toledo - Toledo Botanical Garden at 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio. Emails can also be directed to

  8. Local Foods, Lucas County: Farm to School Toolkit

    Apr. 06, 2018

    Farm to school initiatives help strengthen the connection communities have with the local food system. Farm to school assists families in making positive food choices, supports the local economy, and contributes to vibrant communities Programs may differ by location but generally include one or more activities in the areas of cafeteria, classroom, or community.

  9. Super Powers for a Super You! Spring on-line email challenge

    Mar. 26, 2018

    Are you interested in focusing on your Super Powers for a healthier you this Spring? Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes? Give our Super Powers for a Super You! wellness challenge a try.

  10. "I don't drink milk, I eat it!"

    Mar. 14, 2018

    Lucas County Program Assistant, Ruguena Modisett has a Feature Story in the Winter 2018 EFNEP Success Stories Newsletter!  Here's the story, told by Ruguena Modisett: