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  1. Wreaths for Our Veterans - Donations Requested, Ceremony Saturday, December 3rd

    Sep. 29, 2022

    The Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteers have been able to place wreaths on Veterans' graves for the past 15 years. These wreaths are meant to honor their sacrifices and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms. Please help us continue this tradition by donating to this worthy cause.

  2. Milkweed Seeds Available Now!

    Sep. 09, 2022

    Come and get ‘em! Milkweed seeds are available now!  Cost is a suggested two-dollar donation. Seeds can be picked up at The Mahoning County Extension Office located at 490 S Broad St. Canfield, Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm while supplies last with no holds.  Packets contain around 50 seeds.

  3. Bring One, Take One 2022 - Plant Exchange, Plant, Garden Art, & Garden Item Sale

    Aug. 02, 2022

    Do you love a good trade?  The Mahoning County Extension office is hosting a Bring One, Take One plant exchange!

    CHECK YOUR GARDEN & YOUR HOME: Perennials, Shrubs, and Houseplants are all eligible to be exchanged!

    On August 20 the Master Gardeners will host the annual Bring One Take One plant exchange followed by a plant, used garden item, and garden art sale. This will take place at the OSU Extension Office located at 490 S. Broad Street, Canfield.

  4. Food and Toiletries Drive to Benefit Youngstown City School District - We need your help!

    Jun. 29, 2022

    Food and Toiletries Drive to Benefit YCSD – OSU Extension Mahoning County

    Join the movement, help fill the shelves with the Clover Collection Food and Toiletries Drive benefiting Youngstown City School District.

  5. 2022 Veggies and More Tour

    Jun. 01, 2022

    OSU Extension will be visiting local gardens throughout the summer!

    Join OSU Extension staff and trained Master Gardener Volunteers for the 2022 Veggies and More Tour, Growing Local Foods: Urban Farms & Gardens Summer Tour Series

    Come to learn about growing practices, helpful tips, soils, organic production, and more. Bring a lawn chair for seating and a notepad. Don’t forget your weeds, disease, and insects—we’ll diagnose what’s going on in your garden, too! 

    Mondays at 6 p.m. on the following dates:

  6. 2022 Good Natured Garden Partners – Gardening with Youth Program

    May. 12, 2022

    OSU Extension Mahoning County is calling on any individuals or groups interested in starting or maintaining a garden and working with local youth in the Mahoning Valley for the summer.

  7. Virtual Dining with Diabetes Cooking School

    Apr. 21, 2022

    Do you or someone you love have diabetes? With 30 million diabetics in America, you are not alone! In this Cooking School and Nutrition Education Program, you will learn how to incorporate good, healthy cooking techniques and other practices to help control your blood sugar. These classes are designed for people with diabetes and their family members or caregivers. Cost is FREE. 

    Classes are offered on the following Mondays in May from 10 a.m. to noon: 

  8. Food Safety Manager Online Training for Level 2 ServSafe

    Apr. 23, 2021

    Now Available - Online Level 2 Serv Safe Class in partnership with TAP

    This course is designed for Food Service Managers and Food Handlers at restaurants; convenience stores; grocery stores; school food service workers; and civic groups who prepare food for sale and consumptions.
    This course meets the standards as set by the Ohio Department of Health as Level II Certification in Food Protection Manager Certification (Ohio Revised Code 3701-21-25).

  9. Seeds Available through the Victory Garden – Let’s Grow Ohio initiative!

    May. 12, 2022

    Do you want to plant your own vegetable and flower garden? Mahoning County OSU Extension has you covered! Mahoning County Extension will be distributing sample seed starter packets at various locations across Youngstown the week of May 16th while supplies last:

  10. Virtual Food Service Conference

    Apr. 06, 2022

    Excellence As We Grow Together

    Virtual Food Service Conference

    August 4, 2022