Welcome to my work website for Ohio State University Extension, Lucas County. Yes, I work for OSU and I work and live in Toledo, Ohio. My first part-time job with OSU Extension was with neighborhood community gardening. Currently I am Extension Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS). FCS developed from Home Economics and that was described by Ruby Green Smith as where “science and art meet life and practice.” Although this is my work website, I will also share some stories from my family experiences as I strive to “walk the talk” at work and at home.