1. Bittersweet Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Nov. 01, 2018

     Bittersweet Farms

    Serving people with Autism

  2. Farmer Focus Friday: Weber Ranch

    Oct. 04, 2018

     “Meet your Meat”: these are the words Tony and Michelle of Weber Ranch live by and is the exact experience individuals will get when they visit the farm. Located in Wayne, Ohio, Weber Ranch has been providing an authentic alternative to the meat industry by raising grass fed beef, free range eggs, and pasture raised chicken and pork. The spacious farm offers ample space for the livestock to roam free and keep moving which creates an environment where there is no need for antibiotics or hormones.

  3. Growing with Gust Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Sep. 04, 2018

    Right off the road in Ottawa Lake, Michigan sits a roadside farm stand that is home to Gust Farms Summer Market and CSA. With multiple stands and wagons, patrons will find everything they need to satisfy their summer produce needs. Aside from strictly produce, Gust Farms offers fresh cut flowers, allowing customers to roam the lush rows of flowers in the garden to pick and arrange their own bouquet.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. Shared Legacy Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Jul. 18, 2018

    Shared Legacy Farms

  7. 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!

  8. Summer Meals Partnership Community Kick-Off

    May. 18, 2018

  9. 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.

  10. 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