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. Local Foods, Lucas County: Farm to School Toolkit

    Apr. 06, 2018

    Farm to school initiatives help strengthen the connection communities have with the local food system. Farm to school assists families in making positive food choices, supports the local economy, and contributes to vibrant communities Programs may differ by location but generally include one or more activities in the areas of cafeteria, classroom, or community.

  2. Super Powers for a Super You! Spring on-line email challenge

    Mar. 26, 2018

    Are you interested in focusing on your Super Powers for a healthier you this Spring? Could you use some encouragement and guidance but don’t have time to attend classes? Give our Super Powers for a Super You! wellness challenge a try.

  3. "I don't drink milk, I eat it!"

    Mar. 14, 2018

    Lucas County Program Assistant, Ruguena Modisett has a Feature Story in the Winter 2018 EFNEP Success Stories Newsletter!  Here's the story, told by Ruguena Modisett:

  4. 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. 

  5. 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:

  6. 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! 

  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. 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). 


  10. 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.