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  1. Winter Gardening Series At the Unitarian Universalist Church

    Feb. 06, 2018

    Winter Gardening Series Speakers, Dates, and Times

    232 Third Street, Marietta OH

    January 21 1:30: Marcus McCartney - “Soil Improvement” 2:45: Bob Rothwell - “Composting”

    January 28 1:30: George Banzinger- “Veggie Tales” 2:45: OSU Master Gardener Panel "Seed Sowing and Saving"

    February 18 1:30: Ann Bonner - “Backyard Tree Care and Urban Forestry” 2:45: Carrie Brown - “Growing Native Trees from Seed”

    February 25 1:30: Jason White - “Entomology” 2:45: Katy Lustofin - "Pollinator Habitats"

  2. Agriculture & Natural Resources Winter Update

    Jan. 31, 2018

    Click here to read about pesticide & fertilizer meetings, and other upcoming ag events.

  3. WASHINGTON COUNTY 4-H ENDOWMENT DINNER AND AUCTION

    Jan. 23, 2018

    Please support 4-H in Washington County!
  4. FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    Jan. 23, 2018

    ServSafe® FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    The Ohio Department of Health requires all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training.

    LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY - MANAGER TRAINING

    ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

  5. Manage Your Money

    Dec. 08, 2017

    Time to get your finances in order and begin the new year right!   We can help!

    Ohio State University Extension is offering a FREE six-week money management class. The instructor is Amanda Bohlen.

    Classes will take place at our office at 202 Davis Avenue, Marietta. Please register to ensure we have enough seats and handouts available.

  6. Using Goats to Improve Pastures

    Dec. 07, 2017

    Using Goats to Improve Pastures December 5 2017

    Marcus McCartney, OSU Extension Educator, Washington County
    (Previously published in Farm and Dairy, December 1, 2017)

    Do you have leftover fair goats, or inherited some that did not make weight at the fair?

    Perhaps your kids or grandkids have been bugging you for the small ruminant animal for some time. Or by chance, did you come into a small herd recently?

  7. Enriching the Lives of Low Income Youth with Physical Activity and Nutrition Education through Raised Bed Gardening

    Nov. 30, 2017

    By Marcus McCartney, ANR Educator & Sara Kroll, SNAP-ED Program Assistant

    Growing up in poverty can significantly affect the health, wellbeing, and development of children and adolescents. Due to rising rates of obesity, especially among youth, much attention is currently being focused to address this epidemic. Programs which incorporate gardening provide opportunities for hands-on food, nutrition and physical activity education for children. In-school gardens improve children’s eating habits.

  8. FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

    Nov. 14, 2017

    ServSafe® FOOD SAFETY TRAINING

     

    LEVEL 2 FOOD SAFETY - MANAGER TRAINING

    The Ohio Department of Health requires all food service facilities licensed at a ‘Risk Level 3 or 4’ to have at least one staff person who has completed an ODH approved Level 2 Food Safety training.

    ServSafe® In-Class Manager Training

  9. Zero Weight Gain Email Challenge

    Nov. 14, 2017

    Join the “Zero Weight Gain” Email Wellness Challenge Now!

    Challenge Dates: November 20, 2017 – January 2, 2018

    Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to you from your local OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Professional.

    Participants will learn about:

  10. 4-H Awards Celebration

    Nov. 14, 2017

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