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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lucas.osu.edu/dwd
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!
Jun. 03, 2016
The 2016 Lucas County 4-H Camp online registration is now open. If your child likes rustic cabin camping, kayaking, canoeing, crafts, sports, riflery, archery, climbing wall, and don’t forget about building lifelong friendships, then 4-H Camp is for them! 4-H Camp is going to be from July 21st to July 25th at Camp Palmer in Northern Fulton County this year. It is open to any youth (doesn’t have to be in 4-H) ages 8-14.
May. 31, 2016
The Ohio State University Extension is partnering with The National Museum of the Great Lakes to present a hands on two part youth series on Water Quality.
Part One will be on June 7th at 10:00am entitled
"Your World Around You” Water Experiment"
This hands on activity will teach kids about how air quality can affect water quality on the Great Lakes, in turn affecting aquatic animals, plants and other organisms.
Free for 4-H Members. Non-Members: included with the cost of admission.