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March 14, 2024 - 11:42am --

Free Vegetable and Flower Seeds Available – A partnership with Mahoning County Extension and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

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 branches of The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County on April 17th-19th while supplies last:

  • Wednesday April 17th
    •  9:30am-11:30am - Sebring Library – 195 W Ohio Ave, Sebring, OH 44672
    • 2pm-4pm – Tri Lakes - 13820 Mahoning Ave, North Jackson , OH 44451
  • Thursday, April 18th
    • 11am-1pm – Austintown Library - 600 S Raccoon Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515
    • 2pm-4pm – East Library - 430 Early Rd, Youngstown, OH 44505
  • Friday, April 19th
    • 12pm-2pm – Boardman Library - 7680 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown, OH 44512
    • 3pm-5pm – Struthers Library - 95 Poland Ave, Struthers, OH 44471

Limit one packet per participant, while supplies last. Each packet contains a combination of carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, or sunflowers and will also have instructions on how to plant and care for your seeds. Learn more about how to start your garden and learn more about upcoming OSU Extension programs.

Victory Gardens have historical significance in our country, an effort to plant fruits, vegetables, and herbs during challenging times to contribute to the cause. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension are reviving the movement – join in and start planting!

Seed packet distribution is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Victory Garden – Let’s Grow Ohio initiative. For questions regarding Victory Gardens, check out their website Questions regarding local distribution of seed packets please call the Mahoning County OSU Extension office at 330-533-5538.

See the printable flyer here!