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Calendar of events

Sept. 20–22, Farm Science Review (London)—8 a.m.–5 p.m. (until 4 p.m. on Sept. 22)
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of Farm Science Review at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center, 135 State Route 38, near London. This premier agricultural education and industry exposition will feature more than 100 educational sessions, the most comprehensive field crop demonstrations in the United States, a career exploration fair, and more. Stop by the 4-H STEM tent and the CFAES Alumni Tent for a chance to participate in fun, educational activities, register for exciting giveaways, and learn more about alumni engagement opportunities. Presale tickets are available for $10, or purchase them at the gate for $15. For more information, visit

Sept. 27, Salad in a Jar (Columbus)—2–3 p.m.
Join Jenny Lobb, educator, family and consumer sciences, OSU Extension, to learn how to make an easy-to-prepare, portable lunch idea that is fun and colorful! It is a great way to eat more vegetables and use your garden harvest. You will have the opportunity to make your own salad in a jar. Register at and select the “Register for a Program” option. If you need to cancel your registration at a later date, email as soon as possible, so someone else can have your space.

Sept. 28, Local Foods Farm Tour Series (Lancaster)—5:30 p.m.
The last stop of the Local Foods Farm Tour Series will be at Ochs Fruit Farm. Visit one of Fairfield County’s oldest agricultural operations, featuring over 90 varieties of apples, as well as apple cider and a selection of pumpkins, gourds, and squash. To register, visit or call 740-653-5419.

Oct. 5, Garden Art Series: Fairy Garden (Canfield)—6 p.m.
Learn how to create your very own fairy garden with the help of Natalie Fraser and the Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteers. The cost of the class is $20. To register, fill out the program flyer and return it to the Mahoning County office of OSU Extension. For more information, contact the Extension office at 330-533-5538 or go to the event website.

Oct. 6, 4-H Celebration of Youth (Ostrander)—5:30 p.m.
Join us for the 4-H Celebration of Youth at Leeds Farm, 8738 Marysville Road, Ostrander. This is an adult-only event (ages 21 and older) that includes opportunities to play on the farm! Whether you want to mingle and visit with 4-H friends or ride the zip line, there is something for everyone! For more details, visit the Celebration of Youth website.

Oct. 14, Food Prep 4 Breakfast (New Madison)—1 p.m.
The Darke County office of OSU Extension invites you to join Roseanne Scammahorn in learning more about how to start your day with an easy-to-prepare meal that is both tasty and nutritious. Contact the New Madison Public Library at 937-996-1741 for additional information or to sign up.

Oct. 28, School Garden Conference (Columbus)—9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Come explore the sense of community that a school garden creates, while also cultivating the diversity of plants and people found in the garden. A continental breakfast, lunch, and all program materials will be included in the $65 registration fee, and more information can be found in the event flyer. To register, go to, or contact Sue Hogan at 614-292-7746 or with more questions.

Nov. 5, Living With Wildlife (Mentor)—10–11 a.m.
Join the Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers to learn ways to coexist with your furry and feathered friends, especially in winter. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. For registration instructions and information, visit

Nov. 21, Holiday Container Class (Lisbon)—6:30 p.m.
Turn your pots into holiday masterpieces! This class will cover form and style, as well as how to find and use greenery, berries, and other cuttings from your landscape in your designs. The cost is $20 and preregistration is required. For more information, contact Angie Keshock at 330-870-1167 or