1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Informational Meeting for the Upcoming Master Urban Farmer Program

    May. 16, 2017

    An informational meeting will be held on July 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Robert Anderson Urban Farm, 900 Oneida Street, Toledo, Ohio.  The Farm is part of the Toledo Botanical Garden (TBG). 


  5. 2017 4-H Camp Registration NOW OPEN

    Apr. 18, 2017

    The 2017 4-H Camp Registration is now open! 4-H Camp is open to ANYONE ages 8-14 Join us for a week (5 days 4 nights) of fun, excitement, and friendship. We will be staying at Camp Palmer which is set in a beautifully wooded area adjacent to a gorgeous lake. The cost of camp this year is $200/per child if you register before July 1. After July 1 the cost will increase to $250.
  6. Youth Garden Workshop - Northwest Ohio

    Jan. 19, 2017

    Join local agriculture and garden experts at an interactive event focusing on planning, developing and sustaining gardens for youth education. This will take place on Tuesday March 28, 2017 from 4:30 - 8:30pm at Sylvania Area Family Services.

    Topics include: Practical Garden Design, Plant Selection and Soil Health, Garden Safety and Sustainability, Connecting Garden Education with State Standards, Garden Demonstration and "Make and Take" Activities.

  7. Family and Consumer Sciences Volunteer Program 2017

    Jan. 04, 2017

    Strengthening families, the community and the economy is the mission of the Ohio State University Extension's Family and Consumer Sciences program. The Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) program is unrolling a new volunteer program in 2017.

  8. Now Accepting 4-H Camp Counselor Applications

    Dec. 16, 2016

    The 2017 Counselor Application is NOW AVAILABLE!

    We are now accepting applications to fill about 20 counselor positions.  Candidates should be reliable, energetic, and enthusiastic young adults between the ages of 14 and 18 by the start of camp (7/21/17).  Being a camp counselor is serious business and a lot of hard work, but it is also a lot of fun. 

  9. Dining With Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen, online learning

    Nov. 14, 2016

    Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen is a FREE online course created by OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. This online course goes "beyond the kitchen" to discuss making healthy choices when eating at restaurants, grocery shopping or planning weekly meals. For more information please visit our Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen webpage at

  10. 4-H SPIN Clubs!

    Oct. 27, 2016

    What is a SPIN Club?

    Its getting to be cold out and some youth may start to get cabin fever during the cold Northwest Ohio Winters. Do you have a skill, hobby, or SPecial INterest that kids might be interested in? YOU can turn that into a 4-H Club. Although SPIN Clubs are not the same as Traditional, Community Based Clubs, they still pack the punch in excitement, education, and fun!