1. 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:

  2. 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: 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Local Foods Guide Being Revised and Reprinted

    May. 04, 2018

    The Franklin County Local Foods Guide is being revised and reprinted for the 2018 growing season. If you are a farmer or a food producer who sells food products directly to consumers through an on-farm stand, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, or any other direct-marketing strategy, we would like to list your operation in the guide at no charge. Community farmers markets will also be listed in the guide. There will be printed and online version of the guide.

  7. Spring into Gardening with Growing Franklin!

    Apr. 24, 2018

    Spring is here, and the growing season is getting started. OSU Extension, Franklin County's Growing Franklin Blog is the just the educational resource to support your garden this growing season.

  8. We’re Gearing Up for a Summer Harvest Adventure!

    Apr. 24, 2018

    Do you have or know of a 3rd grade student interested in food and gardening? Consider joining our 10-week garden study! OSU Extension, Franklin County is working with researchers from The Ohio State University to study the health and wellness of 3rd grade children and their adult caregivers. All enrolled participants will receive FREE garden produce, health education and wearable fitness trackers!

  9. "Super Powers for a Super You" Email Wellness Challenge

    Apr. 09, 2018

    Our spring email wellness challenge is here, and the theme this time around is “Super Powers for a Super You!” Reset your lifestyle this spring with a renewed commitment to health. This challenge will guide you through making small but vital changes in your life to find a super you! Twice a week, from April 9 – May 21, enrolled participants will receive email messages filled with encouragement and strategies to create and sustain a healthy lifestyle. Participation is free - all you need is an email account! 

  10. The 2018 4-H Walk & Serve

    Apr. 05, 2018

    Join our 4-H youth and volunteers for a morning of running/walking and service this Saturday, April 8 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. Franklin County 4-H will be hosting the annual Clover 5K at 8:30 a.m. After the run, there will be hands-on community service opportunities in collaboration with over 15 Central Ohio non-profits from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. You can register online for the run/walk through 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, for $30, or register day-of at the event for $35.