1. It's Time to Join 4-H!

    Oct. 03, 2018

    Now is the time to join 4-H here in Franklin County. Youth ages 5 to 18 are eligible for membership. Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you beging the process! For more information on how to join a 4-H club or create a new 4-H club, click here


  2. Fall Projects to Prepare the Spring Garden

    Jul. 09, 2018

    Fall has just begun; however, it is not too early to begin thinking Spring. Join Tim McDermott for an evening of learning what you can do this fall to make your spring garden easier to start and more productive during the season. Click here for more details on this fun-filled evening. 

  3. Ground Breaking Event Held for the Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building 

    Jul. 06, 2018

    On Friday, June 29, over 125 guests gathered at the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory at The Ohio State University to celebrate the Kunz Brundidge Franklin County Extension Building groundbreaking. Special thanks to Commissioner John O’Grady, Provost Bruce McPheron, and Dean Cathann Kress for serving as speakers.

  4. Find Your Center with Our Newly Added Mindful Wellness Program

    Jun. 19, 2018

    Do you ever feel like you are stuck in your routine? Do you make everyday decisions without thinking about your choice? OSU Extension, Franklin County now has a Mindful Wellness program to help!

    The Mindful Wellness program is designed to equip healthy adults with practice and skills to strengthen the mind-body connection and promote holistic health and wellness across the lifespan. Mindful wellness lessons provide individuals with:

  5. Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers Recognized

    Jun. 08, 2018

    On the evening of Tuesday, May 15, more than 90 Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) gathered for their quarterly Membership Meeting and Workshop. The MGVs who were able to attend braved strong thunderstorms and a tornado warning for a night of learning and recognition.

  6. Changes Coming to the Home Buyer Education Workshops

    Jun. 08, 2018

    Do you want to learn how to start financially preparing to buy a home in the future, are you ready to buy a home today, or are you somewhere in between? The Home Buyer Education (HBE) Workshops have been restructured to help in every step of the home buying process, from beginning steps to building credit to being financially ready to apply for a mortgage loan. Starting in July, our HBE Workshops will be split into HBE 1 and HBE 2.

    HBE 1
    If your credit score is less than 580 and/or any of the following apply, we suggest that you register for HBE 1:

  7. Franklin County 4-H Youth Receive State Awards 

    Jun. 08, 2018

    In Franklin County, we are thankful to have so many talented 4-H youth. This year, we had four youth recognized with State 4-H Honors for their outstanding Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms. Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms are a record that showcase the vast leadership, service, and project work of a 4-Her's career. Please join us in congratulating the following individuals for rising to the top of all the 4-H youth in Ohio: 

  8. Cloverbud Day Camp: Clovers in the City

    May. 22, 2018

    Celebrate summer in the city at the 2018 Franklin County 4-H Cloverbud Camp! Crafts, games and other activities will be held. Children who have completed grades K-2 are eligible to attend. Click here to register. The cost is $10.00 per child. Click here to view the flier. 

  9. Registration Deadline Extended for the 4-H Project Green Teacher Summer Series!

    May. 04, 2018

    Are you interested in learning how to lead youth in gardening activities? The 4-H Project Green Teacher series will help you to create fun garden activities for youth, map out a school garden learning program, and become more confident as a school gardener. 4-H Project Green Teacher is a program facilitated by Ohio State University Extension personnel in Franklin County, in collaboration with area partners.

  10. Our Largest Master Gardener Class Ever!

    May. 04, 2018

    Franklin County’s largest ever Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) class recently completed the ten week MGV training course, with all class members passing the final exam! The MGV Class of 2018 has 60 members representing all geographic areas and socioeconomic segments of Franklin County. These individuals completed 70 hours of coursework and will now serve as interns for the 2018 growing season, completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service at different horticulture education projects throughout Franklin County.