News

  1. Senior Series at the Well Beyond 60! Expo

    Aug. 05, 2019

    Spin that wheel could be heard across the green space just outside the Taste of Ohio Building at the Ohio State Fair. Loretta Sweeney, Senior Options Program Assistant, and Christina Byrd, Office Associate, spent July 30, 2019 at the Ohio Department of Aging’s Well Beyond 60! Expo. The duo invited visitors to spin the wheel for a chance at testing their food safety knowledge. In addition to the many community members who spun the wheel, the booth also welcomed Butters D. Cow (the Ohio State Fair mascot), state junior fair board members, Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine.

  2. Love Gardening and Volunteering?

    Aug. 05, 2019

    Are you interested in being part of the group that donated $440,271 worth of volunteer hours in 2018? How about the group who raised and donated 20,004 pounds of fruits and vegetables in 2018? If so, we encourage you to attend the final informational session for the 2020 class of Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) to held at the Hilltop Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on August 6, 2019 at 7PM. Interested parties must attend this session to receive an application. Applications are due September 3, 2019 and only available at the informational session.

  3. Farmers' Market Fun with SNAP-Ed

    Jul. 12, 2019

    Perhaps one of the best parts of summer is the bounty of local fresh fruits and vegetables. A great place to shop for fresh seasonal produce is local farmers’ markets. Our SNAP-Ed team is at the Franklin Park Conservatory Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, 3:30PM – 6:30PM to answer questions and provide assistance in selecting produce. They also have free recipes, cooking demos, and other fun activities.

  4. Local Food Champion - Tim McDermott

    Jul. 12, 2019

    Tim McDermott, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, was recognized by The City of Columbus, Franklin County Local Food Board, and the Franklin County Local Food Council as the Local Food Champion. Columbus City Councilmember Priscilla Tyson presented Tim with a resolution during the June 24, 2019 Council meeting.

  5. Partners for Healthy Living

    May. 31, 2019

    Franklin County Program Coordinator, Danielle Seidita, has partnered with the Community Housing Network to offer SNAP-Ed classes to residents. Community Housing Network is an organization that develops and manages affordable, permanent housing for people challenged by mental health conditions, substance abuse and chronic homelessness. SNAP-Ed hosts on-going classes at all Community Housing Network sites to provide nutrition education and to help participants gain basic cooking skills through hands-on cooking classes.

  6. 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour

    May. 07, 2019

    The 2019 Columbus Urban Farm Tour dates have been released! 

    The Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series is a joint project sponsored by the Franklin County Office of Ohio State University Extension, and the Columbus Urban Farmers Network. The goal of the Columbus Urban Farm Tour Series tours is to demonstrate to the general public the many benefits of urban farms in Columbus.

    There is no fee or advance registration required to participate in these tours which are open to the public. Farm tours will be held rain or shine and participants should dress accordingly.

  7. 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series

    May. 07, 2019

    The 2019 Sustainable Farm Tour, Workshop and Events dates have been released.

  8. Renting, investing, and student loans - 3 new exciting workshops

    Apr. 09, 2019

    We are pleased to announce that we’ve added three new workshops to our programming.

  9. Aging Through 4-H - Franklin County 4-H Camp Registration is Open

    Mar. 15, 2019

    All youth, ages 8 and in 3rd grade through 13, are invited to join the adventure at Franklin County 4-H Camp. Campers will have fun meeting other youth while participating in a variety of camp activities like canoeing, disc golf, bottle rockets, creeking, nature exploration, swimming, hiking, team challenges, high ropes, a climbing wall, campfires, crafts, zip-lining, and so much more! Please click here for more information.

  10. Explore Ag: A Camp Like No Other

    Mar. 11, 2019

    ExploreAg introduces students to the various careers in science, engineering and technology in the food and fiber industry and engages them in actively pursuing career paths that can help them become a part of the sustainable future of agriculture. ExploreAg is open to students from varied backgrounds, with diverse skills and interests, and provides them with an opportunity to explore and understand available career paths in the agriculture and food industries.

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