Food Preservation Workshops

A hands on Home Food Preservation Program

Jams and Jellies Workshop – Tuesday, September 10 – 5:30-7:30 PM
This hands-on workshop will focus on how to make jams and jellies, and participants will take home their products.

Freezing and Drying Fruits and Vegetables Workshop – Thursday, September 26 – 5:30 -7:30 PM
Learn to correctly freeze and dry fruits and vegetables.

Once a Month Cooking Workshop – Tuesday, October 29 – 5:30-7:30 PM
Use these tips and techniques to make healthy meals for your family in bulk, saving time and energy.


Click here to download registration form.


Learn to Sew Workshop Series – Open to Adults and Youth – September 18 – Mini Basket

The 4-H Greene County Food and Fashion Board is offering a Learn to Sew Workshop Series. These workshops will take place once a month staring in September and running through December, 2019.

Each class will be a quick and easy sewing project There is a cost of $5.00 per workshop, per participant. All workshops will start at 5:30 PM. Registration is required.  No walk-ins.

We will be providing some or all of the supplies for you. When all supplies are not provided, you will go home with some sewing tools for you to keep and help build your sewing box.

-Workshop Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 18 – Mini Basket
    Participants will need to bring: Two 10” squares of fabric, one for body, one for lining.
    Includes: Sewing Gauge and Seam Ripper
  • Tuesday ,October 15 – Quilted Potholder
    All supplies will be provided.
  • Thursday, November 14 – Easy Wallet
    Some supplies will be provided by the participant.
  • Monday, December 19 – Stuffed Snowman
    All supplies will be provided.

All workshops will be held at the Greene County Extension office in the Buckeye Room.

For more information contact: Melanie at

To register please click Mini Basket Flyer.

LOOK to Greene Youth Leadership Program- Enrollment Now Open

Do you know a motivated and mature high school student that is academically strong who would like to explore topics such as leadership? If yes or even maybe, LOOK: Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge may be for them.  View the recruitment flyer by clicking here.

Enrollment is now open!

This program is geared to juniors and seniors in high school for the 2019-2020 school year.

This form needs filled out and turned into our office if interested.  Students should talk with their school counselors to complete this.

Multi-Cooker Program

Trying to keep up with our fast and busy lifestyles, it is hard to get healthy meals on the dinner table. Cooking under pressure is an interactive cooking school that will give you motivation and resources to meet the challenge.

When: Tuesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person
Where: Greene County Extension office, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia

Click on the registration form below.

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Furlough Resources for Families

Here is a link for several resources to review especially if your income has been interrupted.

As the shutdown of the federal government continues, eXtension Financial Security for All Community of Practices has compiled this list of resources.  There are several articles, websites, blogs, and webinars.

Please share with all who are in this situation.

Click here.

Project Greene Teacher Save the Date!

4-H Project Greene Teacher is a school garden program for afterschool personnel, educators, and others who are actively engaged in or would like to learn more about gardening as a way for others to learn.

Project Greene Teacher is a program led and facilitated by Ohio State University Extension personnel in Greene County, in collaboration with community partners, and others committed to community gardens.

Gardening with youth has show significant impacts in the classroom including better test scores, increase interest to learn, and nutrition awareness.

This is a three-day program that will culminate with a certificate and the potential to earn up to 22 contact hours.


June 18th- June 20th, 2019

OSU Extension Greene County

$150 for Three Days

Register online at:

Space is limited.  For more information or if paying by purchase order, please contact the office.


Questions?  Interested in getting involved in this great new program that will be offered in 2019?  Contact: Email or call 937-372-9971

Trevor Corboy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator,, ext. 114

Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant,, ext. 128

Rebecca Supinger, 4-H Educator,, ext. 113

Fall Dining with Diabetes

Dining with Diabetes is a nutrition education program designed for people with diabetes and their family members and caregivers.


Session #1 – Living Well with Diabetes

Session #2 – Carbohydrates  & Sweetners

Session #3 – Fats and Sodium

Session #4 – Putting It All Together


Fall Workshop

  • October 15, 22, 29 and November 5, 2018
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • $35.00 per particpant for all four sessions
  • Buckeye Room
    (Greene County Extension Office)

100 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

For more information contact:
Brenda Sandman-Stover
937-372-9971, ext. 116

Please register online at:

Click here to download flyer.