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  1. Mindful Moments in May

    Apr. 28, 2020

    Would you like to learn about mindfulness and identify simple practices you can use to help cope with stress in your daily life? Join Extension Education Jenny Lobb for a FREE five session virtual series in May.

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  2. Tips for Teens Tuesday: Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy

    Apr. 27, 2020

    Each week Family and Consumer Sciences Educators from the around the state are bringing a Tip to Teens. Last week the tip was laundry basics. The most recent tip is "Don't Let 'Em Drive You Crazy." This tip gives cognitive strategies that will help develop rational rather than irrational thoughts which is perfect for dealing with the stress too much togetherness can bring. You can watch the tip here

  3. EFNEP Live: Frozen Treat Tune In April 21st

    Apr. 15, 2020

    Last week EFNEP Program Assistant, Nora Hesse, brought you a delicious mango salsa recipe via Facebook Live. Next Tuesday, April 21st at 1PM, EFNEP Program Assistant, Bianca Blakey, will be bringing you 2 ingredient tasty frozen treat on our Facebook page.

  4. ExploreAg: Career Exploration

    Apr. 14, 2020

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 7% growth in the employment of agricultural and food scientists from 2018 - 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. OSU Extension, Franklin County is thankful to partner with Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation to bring career exploration and workforce development opportunities to youth. Use this interactive career exploration activity  to learn about various careers!

  5. Tips for Teens Tuesday Series

    Apr. 14, 2020

    Family Consumer Science Educators across the state have been hard at work creating a 'how to' video series, Tips for Teens. The series will have information about life skills from basic car maintenance, doing laundry, cleaning a bathroom, folding a fitted bed sheet to making healthy snacks and shakes. This new weekly series is designed to help teens develop some awareness, knowledge, skills, and aspirations about life readiness. Tips for Teens is a great way to learn how to do a task, and each video takes less than five minutes.

  6. Guide to Grocery Shopping Online

    Apr. 10, 2020

    Without a doubt COVID-19 has transformed how many of us do our grocery shopping. More people are ordering online for pick-up and/or delivery than ever. As a person who works with a high-risk population, Loretta Sweeney, Senior Series Program Assistant, was naturally very concerned about seniors shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was out of this concern that she developed an online shopping guide and video. Please click here to view the guide and video.  

  7. Master Gardener Volunteers Open Helpline from Home

    Apr. 09, 2020

    The current pandemic has many central Ohio families turning to their backyards for exercise, recreation, relaxation, and food. Interest in gardening, particularly vegetable gardening is on the upswing judging from sales of seeds and gardening supplies, and from requests for gardening information from local experts. Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator and Coordinator of the Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer program, Mike Hogan, has seen an uptick locally for requests for information about gardening. Of particular interest right now is vegetable gardening.

  8. History in the Making of Mango Salsa

    Apr. 09, 2020

    As part of our dedication to continue to bring programming to our valued residents, we’re adapting and finding new methods to continue to deliver high quality programming. Today, we hosted our first Facebook Live cooking demonstration. Congratulations to Nora Hesse, EFNEP Program Assistant, for being the star. She prepared a healthy and delicious mango salsa. You may watch the video here.

  9. Backyard Poultry Production

    Apr. 07, 2020

    If you're an aspiring backyard poultry producer, we encourage you to check out the Backyard Poultry Production information on Growing Franklin. Your first step should be finding out the regulations in your city or municipality that governs the keeping of backyard poultry and follow those rules carefully. You may click here to access a webinar on Backyard Poultry Production as well as links to several important fact sheets dedicated to poultry. 

  10. Spring Gardening Update

    Apr. 03, 2020

    Looking for a positive activity that benefits your health and wellness while you are maintaing social distancing?  Gardening is an outstanding family friendly activity with major health and wellness benefits including a source of fresh, local produce. Now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your garden. Please click here to read the Spring Gardening Update. 

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