2023 Food Preservation Workshops

A hands-on Home Food Preservation Program
Learn how to safely and easily can, freeze and dry foods at home for year-round goodness!

Thursday, June 29 –Freezing and Dehydrating Workshop
Thursday, July 13 –Pressure Canning Workshop
Thursday, August 31 –Water Bath Canner Workshop

Location: OSU Extension, Greene County, 100 Fairground Road, Xenia
Time: 5:30 PM –7:30 PM
Cost: $20.00 per workshop
Minimum of 6 participants per class.

Registration Link:

Contact information:Laura at Halladay.6@osu.edu
Brenda at sandman-stover.1@osu.edu

Gardening with Limits

Gardening with Limits is a partner program with Greene County Parks and Trails and Ohio State University Extension.
Laura Akgerman from Ohio State University AgrAbility will be presenting:
Gardening as we age – Ideas for adapting is an educational workshop from AgrAbility, which includes information on good body mechanics, ergonomic garden tools, safe lifting, sun safety, Universal Design, and ideas for adapting your current work habits, tools, and structures so you can continue gardening productively and safely as your abilities change.garden with walk way

Date and Time: Tuesday, 5/16/2024 at 1 PM
Location: James Ranch Park (177 Fairground Rd. Xenia, OH 45385)
Cost: Free
Registration: https://reservations.gcparkstrails.com/programs/

Lettuce Cook: Snack Attack

Lettuce Cook is a three-day youth cooking and gardening program for ages 6-12. Youth will learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety, and more about growing from garden to fork. This year’s theme is based on the 4-H project book “Snack Attack.”

Dates: June 6, 7, and 8
Time: 9 AM – 12 PM
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $20 per youth

Registration: go.osu.edu/lettucecook

Connection Café: Caregiving Around the Clock virtual series

The Ohio State University Aging Team is offering a free Connection Café: Caregiving Around the Clock virtual series every Tuesday in November from 10-10:30 a.m.  Participants can attend one or all the session and simply need to register at https://go.osu.edu/caregivingaroundtheclock

Lettuce Cook: Let’s Start Cooking Program

Calling all youth ages 7-12! Are you interested in learning how to cook? Join the OSU Extension office this June for a three day cooking program! Lettuce Cook is designed for youth ages 7-12, who are interested in learning to cook Youth will learn cooking skills, the basics of kitchen safety along with discovering more about the process of food from garden to fork.

Dates: June 7, 8, 9
9 AM – 12 PM
Cost: $15

Registration: go.osu.edu/lettucecook22

Now Offering Food Safety Training

Do you work in food service? Are you interested in elevating your resume? Do you want to increase your food safety knowledge?

OSU Extension Greene County is now offering food safety training including the National Restaurant Associations ServSafe certification.

ServSafe Manager’s Certification (previously level 2) – a two-day, 15-hour course cumulating in a national exam that verifies a manager or person-in-charge has food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness, individuals with this certification also meet Ohio Department of Health Food Protection qualifications. This course is being offered in-person in 2022 and an online option through Training Achievement Program (TAP) Series, with proctored exam.

Person-In-Charge Certification (previously level 1) – A five-hour course, where individuals will receive a certificate of completion verifying the individual’s food safety knowledge, this course meets the guidelines for Ohio Department of Health’s Level One certification in Food Protection.

Occasionally Quantity Cook Training – This class is recommended for those who occasionally serve food to the public such as bake sales, church potlucks, school concession stands, etc. Students will learn the basic principles of food safety, food handing, personal hygiene, preventing cross contamination, time and temperature abuse, and proper cleaning and sanitizing.

For more information or to schedule a class please contact Family and Consumer Sciences Educator Laura Halladay via email: Halladay.6@osu.edu or phone 937-372-9971 or visit greene.osu.edu

Manage Your Money Virtual Program

Manage Your Money is a five-week program that helps people and families learn how to manage their money

  • Money Choices: Understanding your money values, wants and needs.
  • Financial Fitness: Steps to making a spending and savings plan.
  • $ Controls: Managing debt and credit, credit records and reports.
  • Nutrition Planning a Budget: Tips and tricks to making meals till next pay day.

Wednesday, January 5, 12, 19, 26 and February 2 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Location: Will be held virtually via zoom.

Cost: Free

Details: Register at this link https://go.osu.edu/gcmym.