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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Registration Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

The Good Natured Garden Partners (GNGP) program is a collaboration between OSU Mahoning County Extension and local youth programs in the Mahoning Valley. Youth will team up with trusted and knowledgeable adults to form a ‘Growing Team’ to tend to an urban garden for the growing season. Growing Teams will be provided some starter materials for their garden, and in addition, they can also be sponsored by community organizations.

These teams, comprised of adults and children, are tasked with planting a garden and participating in the Veggies and More Tour events that take place on Monday nights throughout the summer. After all their hard work growing their garden teams will compete for a variety of prizes. At the end of the experience, all participants will be recognized at the end-of-the-year Harvest Party in August.

Thank you to the Victory Seed Company for your generous donation of seeds to this program!

Check out the 2023 GNGP Brochure 

For adult volunteers forms please check below:

- GNGP Volunteer Application

For a fillable PDF registration form click HERE and email a completed copy to eisenhauer.30@osu.eduThe registration deadline is May 26, 2023 by 4:30pm.

- Volunteer Background Check Procedure & Reimbursement


To check out the upcoming Veggies and More Tour Events click here.