Cosecha de Espinacas para una Ensalada Saludable

La espinaca es una verdura que crece bien durante el invierno y la puede cosechar durante los días fríos del año. Aprenda a cultivar, cosechar y preparar ensaladas de espinacas con este video informativo y atractivo creado por OSU Extension Franklin County

¡Con mucho sabor!

June FAST Update in the Community Garden

What is in harvest?   What bugs are we seeing in the garden right now?  What is coming up in June and Summer weather?  Check out this two minute FAST Update in the Community Garden to see what is happening right NOW.

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.

Container Gardening Class THIS THURSDAY! May 20th, 6pm, @ the Hildreth Community Garden with the OSUMC James Mobile Educational Kitchen Team

Sorry for the short notice but you are invited to an in person container garden class at the Hildreth Community Garden this Thursday May 20th @ 6pm.

The James Mobile Educational Kitchen Team will be serving up some healthy snacks as well.

Location: 1201 E. Hildreth Avenue on the near East side.  

Great Weather!   Community Gardening!  Snacks!   No charge, bring your friends and your questions.

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 @

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

May 2021 Update in the Community Garden Recordings Now Available

Last nights May 2021 Update in the Community Garden is ready to view.  A big thanks to Ms. Paula and the Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden for partnering for this program.

Here is a recording of the full class:

If you want a rapid and engagin two minute update see the May FAST Update in the Community Garden at just under two minutes!

Harvesting a Healthy Spinach Salad

Jenny and I were back in the garden and the kitchen to create a healthy and delicious salad made from home grown spinach planted last fall, grown over winter and harvested fresh from the demonstration garden.  The spinach salad can be topped with any number of different fruits, nuts and cheeses as well.  Enjoy!


Lots of other fun and healthy growing and preparing videos can be found on our OSU Extension Franklin County YouTube channel.

Would you like to learn how to grow over winter?  Here is a virtual class recorded this past fall that will demonstrate the technique so that you can harvest homegrown spinach in the late winter and early spring.