The Ohio State University Extension Lucas County will be celebrating its new location with an open house on Friday, November 17. The public is invited to celebrate the occasion and to learn more about the services and programs available to Lucas County residents. The event will be from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Toledo Botanical Garden, Metroparks Toledo, 5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo.

The open house includes remarks from area leaders, meeting OSU educators and staff, information on area programs such as master gardener volunteer, 4-H camp, pressure canner gauge testing, plus light refreshments.

  1. Save The Date - Toledo GROWs Seed Swap - Saturday, February 23, 2019

    Jan. 07, 2019

    The OSU Extension Office will once again be part of the Toledo GROWs Seed Swap. This year the event will be held on Saturday, February 23 from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Scott High School. The event has been tagged - the unofficial kick-off to the gardening season. The event is free and open to the public. Each guest will receive 5 tickets to swap for seeds. Gardeners are encouraged to bring seeds that were collected last year. All seeds need to be labelled.

  2. Lucas County Celebrates Dine In Day

    Nov. 10, 2018

    OSU Extension, Lucas County is excited to join thousands of families and numerous national organizations to celebrate "Dine In" on Family and Consumer Sciences Day, Decemeber 3rd. Anyone can take the national pledge online to commit to eating together as a family. “Dining In” can be as simple as planning to eat together as a family. Add these other easy steps for local resources as well as being counted as part of the national event (the national event is coordinated by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) 

  3. Bittersweet Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Nov. 01, 2018

     Bittersweet Farms

    Serving people with Autism

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Shared Legacy Farms #FarmerFocusFriday

    Jul. 18, 2018

    Shared Legacy Farms

  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