News

  1. Global Youth Service Day Registration is NOW OPEN

    Feb. 16, 2018

    The 2018 Global Youth Service Day Registration is NOW OPEN!

    Find it by clicking the link below.

    http://lucas.osu.edu/gysd

    For more information of questions contact:

    lucascounty4h@gmail.com

  2. Hydrangea School Offered in Lucas County

    Feb. 06, 2018

    On May 1, Hydrangea School is coming to Lucas County!  This two hour program will have participants learning everything they need to know about hydrangeas including: the different types of the plants, how to care for them including when to prune, and how to achieve season long interest!

  3. Cultivating Community: Gardens for Good

    Jan. 30, 2018

    Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 Lucas County residents struggle with food insecurity? You can help! If you or someone you know qualifies for SNAP EBT benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), the card can be used to purchase food-producing plants and seeds (vegetables, herbs and fruits) for use in home or community gardens. For more information about using SNAP benefits to buy seeds or plants in Lucas County,  visit here. 

  4. Generation Rx. Safe Medication Practices for Life.

    Jan. 19, 2018

    The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about safe medication practices. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.Generation Rx key messages are simple:

  5. Meet the Riehms! #FarmerFocus Friday

    Jan. 05, 2018

    Welcome to our first feature of #FarmerFocusFriday !

    Throughout 2018 we will be bringing you monthly features of local Northwest Ohio Growers and Producers. We hope this helps you get to know your local farmers, know how/where to take advantage of their fresh goods, and plug into supporting local efforts! Not sure what to make with some of the fresh fruits and veggies? Check out our other pages and programs for delicious recipes and more! 

  6. Sign-Up to Receive a Monthly Horticulture Email Newsletter from OSU Extension, Lucas County

    Dec. 29, 2017

    New for 2018, OSU Extension in Lucas County will be distributing a monthly Home Horticulture Newsletter with the hottest horticulture topics including plants, pests, programs and more!  You can sign up for the newsletter by emailing Amy Stone, Extension Educator, at stone.91@osu.edu  Type in HOME HORT NEWSLETTER in the subject line. 

  7. 2017 4-H Updates

    Oct. 20, 2017

    4H-ers continue to have fun and grow across all of Lucas County  Here are just a few of the highlights from 2017:

    2017 Cloverbud Camp

  8. Blender Bike 2017

    Oct. 20, 2017

    From 2014 through the 2016-2017 school year, Pickett Academy, a Toledo Public Schools as Community Hubs was one of two sites in Ohio to be part of the Ignite, Sparking Youth to Create Healthy Communities grant. This grant was geared toward sixth through eighth graders to create healthy choices for themselves, within their school and community. The main goal was to encourage adolescents to overcome barriers to eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains and becoming more active.

  9. Summer Fun in Sylvania

    Oct. 20, 2017

    One of OSU Extension Lucas County’s longtime partners, Sylvania Area Family Services, offers a yearly summer camp program for youth of diverse socio-economic backgrounds. This summer, Lucas County staff offered collaborated programming centered around growing, selling, and eating fresh produce.

  10. Extension Master Urban Farmer Program

    Oct. 20, 2017

    Four years ago our office learned of a program that was being offered in Franklin County – The Extension Master Urban Farmer Program. It was such a success in Central Ohio, we wondered if we could make it happen in Lucas County. As we gathered a group of key stakeholders, plans began to develop in the fall of 2015 the Extension Master Urban Farmer Program was offered in Lucas County. Locally, the program is a partnership between Ohio State University Extension and Toledo GROWs.

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