1. Juneteenth Strawberry Festival

    Jun. 14, 2021

    Join us at the Weinland Park Berry Patch on June 19 for an afternoon of free fun activities. We'll have a Juneteenth Commemoration, Strawberry Harvest & Taste Test, Strawberry Shortcakes, Children's Activities, Ask a Master Gardener Booth, Berry Poem Contest, and Strawberry Recipe Swap. Please click here for more details. 


  2. Food for a Long Life Mini-grants Available

    Apr. 29, 2021

    Ohio State University and Virginia Cooperative Extension are pleased to announce that they are able to offer Food for a Long Life mini-grants. The program will support healthy food access, consumption, and knowledge among young children (birth – age 5), older adults (age 60+), and their families in the Near East Side of Columbus (zip codes 43203 & 43205) and Lynchburg, Virginia. Franklin County Extension staff will collaborate with community partners to pursue goals that align with the FFLL program objective.

  3. Join us for Reducing Food Waste at Home

    Apr. 12, 2021

    Did you know that the U.S. is the world’s leader in food waste? Approximately 30% of the food produced in the United States is wasted each year, and a significant portion of that occurs at the consumer level. Join Extension Educator Jenny Lobb for a webinar to learn more about the problem of food waste and how you as a consumer can safely reduce the amount of food waste in your home.

  4. Aging Smart

    Apr. 09, 2021

    We are pleased to share that we are able to offer complimentary access to three modules of the Aging Smart program for up to 120 users. This program offers accessible, online learning suitable for older adults, families, and care partners. Some of the topics included are Nutrition Needs for Health Aging, Cooking for One or Two, and Universal Design: Housing Solutions for All Ages and Abilities.

  5. Coffee Time: Exploring a Favorite Beverage

    Mar. 17, 2021

    Join Jenny Lobb, Registered Dietitian and Extension Educator, at noon on Tuesday, April 20 for a free webinar all about coffee. During this webinar you will explore the origins and traditions of coffee drinking as well as science-based health benefits associated with coffee consumption. Register at

  6. Coming Soon: Overcoming Pandemic Paralysis Webinar Series

    Feb. 19, 2021

    We’ve been living through a pandemic for over a year now. Have you at times struggled to find motivation, connection and hope for the future? Have you felt defeated, deflated, or depressed? If so, you’re not alone! Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from OSU Extension will share strategies for overcoming pandemic paralysis and steps you can take to improve your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing.

  7. Discover 4-H Projects at the Virtual Winter Project Fair

    Feb. 11, 2021

    Looking for information about the Franklin County 4-H program? Ever found yourself wondering what a completed 4-H project looks like? The 2021 Virtual Winter Project Fair website is your hub for all things related to 4-H and 4-H projects and how to complete them! When you visit the website, you can find information about how to join 4-H, a list of our community clubs, and explore some of our highlights. The website is also filled with fantastic project videos made by Franklin County 4-H youth who have completed the project before.

  8. Office Opening: Monday, February 15, 2021

    Feb. 10, 2021

    We're happy to announce that we've been given permission to reopen our office starting Monday, February 15, 2021. The office will be open by appointment only Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 4:00PM. We have reserved the first hour to serve those who are in the at risk population. In the interest of health and safety for our guests and staff, the building will remain locked and all surfaces will be disinfected between appointments. Masks will be required to enter as will maintaining social distance. If you're not able to wear a mask, we'll be happy to assist you curbside.

  9. Older Adults Wellness Series

    Jan. 19, 2021

    Adults 60+ are invited to join OSU Extension, Franklin County Senior Series for a virtual workshop series. The series will help participants learn how to incorporate wellness into their daily routines. The Seven Dimensions of Wellness including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational will be explored. Each session will include discussion, engaging activities and resources to take home. The sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 2, 2021 - April 1, 2021, 1PM - 2PM.

  10. Strong @ Heart Email Wellness Challenge

    Jan. 14, 2021

    Join us for the Strong @ Heart Email Wellness Challenge. You'll receive two emails each week February 1, 2021 - March 14, 2021, a health tracking log, tips, ideas, recipes, and information. You may register here. Please click here to view the event flyer.