1. COVID-19 Myths: Busted by Ohio State University

    Mar. 18, 2020

    Let's get down to the facts about the coronavirus. Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center busts some common COVID-19 myths.

    Check out this video from Ohio State University -

  2. Ohio Families, Let's Spring Into Action

    Mar. 14, 2020

    This week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that K-12th grade schools will be closed for three weeks (Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3rd) to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This applies to all public, community, and private K-12 schools in the state but does not apply to Ohio’s childcare system such as daycare centers and home-based childcare providers.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  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. 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.

  9. ODA Confirms Sudden Oak Death in Ohio

    Jul. 17, 2019

    Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Ohio

  10. New FactSheet Updated Online - How To Hire An Arborist

    Apr. 12, 2019

    Looking to hire someone to work on your trees? Check out this updated FactSheet on How To Hire An Arborist. The FactSheet includes tips to hire a professional and resources available that might be useful including an online search by zipcode. OSU Extension FactSheet HYG1032