1. ODA and OSU Extension Kick Off Ohio Victory Gardens Program

    Aug. 11, 2020

    Free Seed Packets are Available for the Public: Seed pick-up times in Hamilton County: Tuesday, August 11th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at Gorman Heritage Farm, 10052 Reading Rd., Evendale, OH and Thursday, August 13th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Civic Garden Center, 2715 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH.

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH (Aug. 10, 2020) – It’s time to dig in the soil, get your hands dirty, and get growing! Join the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University Extension as we encourage Ohioans to create their own Victory Gardens.

  2. Tony Talks to Teachers: Abby Strietmann

    Aug. 07, 2020

    Equity, accountability and compost! Join Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tony Staubach as he chats with Abby Strietmann, Erdkinder and Agriculture Teacher at Clark Montessori High School. 

  3. ODA Asks Public to Not Plant any Unsolicited Packages of Seeds

    Jul. 30, 2020

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is asking Ohioans to please send in unsolicited seeds. Earlier today the ODA distributed the release that is included in this article. 

  4. A Snack and A Story with Tony Staubach

    Jul. 07, 2020

    Join Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Tony Staubach as he shows you how to make Ginger, Chili, Lime Hummus and read his original work about Garden Weevils.

    Punky Garden Weevil

    By: Tony Staubach

    What are they doing,

    What happened here?

    My carrots are missing,

    Parts here and there.


  5. USDA Summertime Food Service Program

    Jun. 25, 2020

    The USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to fill the gap when children lose access to meals when schools are closed. Most often this occurs during summer vacation. However, during school closures related to the pandemic, meals are also being made available. You have the opportunity to supplement the food you have at home with meals and snacks for your children from local schools and community organizations.

  6. New - Bees of Ohio Field Guide

    Jun. 15, 2020

    Want to learn more about bees? What bees are native to Ohio? What is the anatomy of a bee? Learn more in the Bees of Ohio: A Field Guide

  7. Tools & Techniques to Improve Your Small-Space Vegetable Garden

    Jun. 03, 2020

    Join Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteer, Tom Richey online June 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm for a presentation titled Tools & Techniques to Improve Your Small-Space Vegetable Garden.

  8. Compost Bin Sale Coming to your Neighborhood!

    Jun. 03, 2020

     Interested in starting backyard composting? Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (HCRSWD) is hosting a pre-order only Compost Bin Sale! Residents can purchase compost bins and accessories at wholesale prices.

    To order your compost bin before June 18th, please click here.*

    You can pick up your bin on June 27th, at the Fifth Third Bank parking lot (5050 Kingsley Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45227),

  9. Two Minutes with Tony: Out of My Control

    May. 28, 2020

    I waited all day for a package. It never came. I felt a little sad and all I wanted to do was eat some junk food. Did I binge and get upset? No, I understood that amid COVID-19 more people are shopping online, I understood that my order was a luxury and not a necessity. How do I deal with disappointment, it’s a typical pattern.

    Address Disappointment

  10. Food Preservation - Office Hours - Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    May. 27, 2020