2022 Small Farm Conference and Trade Show on Saturday March 12th in Mansfield, Ohio

Here is the flyer with details on classes, location, and registration information for the upcoming Small Farm Conference and Tradeshow.  This is a great opportunity for the beginner to seasoned farmer to get information on a large number of topics in a one day timeframe.

CLICK HERE for a printable flyer —> Small Farm Conference Brochure 2022 (1)

For more information contact Carri Jagger @ jagger.6@osu.edu or Sabrina Schirtzinger at schirtzinger.55@osu.edu


2021-2022 Urban Gardening Grant RFP is Open!

The Urban Gardening Grant RFP is open.  This is a chance to get some funding to support your garden.  Make sure to read the application information carefully.

Grant applications are due by Friday October 29th, 2021


For more information on the grant check out the Columbus Foundation website.

Cosecha de Espinacas para una Ensalada Saludable

As we continue to make videos we want to make sure we include as many of our client-residents as possible.  Big Thanks! to OSU Extension Franklin County’s Nora Hesse for her awesome translation skills.


Spicy Radish Pickles

Radishes are one of my favorite vegetables to grow.  Easy, early and tasty, they signal spring harvest.  They make dynamite pickles and are a great way to use fresh harvested radishes from your garden.  Jenny and I are at it again with a quick and easy two-minute video to show you how to grow, harvest and prepare spicy radish pickles.

Walk Behind Tractor Training Opportunities

There are two upcoming opportunities to learn how to operate a walk behind tractor. There is no charge to attend these trainings.


For questions please contact Dana Hilfinger @ dhilfinger@centralstate.edu

CLICK HERE to view, download or print the flyer —>  2021_Walk Behind Tractor Training-1

Top Ten Diseases of Backyard Poultry Virtual Class on Tuesday March 16th @ 7:00pm

There will be a virtual class event on Top Ten Diseases of Backyard Poultry on Tuesday March 16th @ 7:00pm.  This class is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions.  Registration for this webinar is required and the link is below.



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You are invited to a CarmenZoom webinar.
When: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Top 10 Backyard Poultry Diseases

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Any questions about this webinar should be directed to the webinar organizer.


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Healthy Sweet Potato Fries

In honor of National Sweet Potato Day, which was on Monday,  my OSU Extension colleague Jenny Lobb and I finally finished our Healthy Sweet Potato Fries video.  A quick two-minute watch to learn how to grow, harvest and get your air fryer on for some delicious healthy veggies. Enjoy!


Online Fruit Pruning School – Tuesday March 16th @ 9:30 – 11:30am

There will be a free online fruit pruning school hosted by OSU South Centers.  This a a great opportunity to get some pointers on keeping your berries and grapes in top shape.

Click here to view, download, or print the flyer –>  Pruning 2021