4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.
Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.
OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.
Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.
OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.
The Summer Sprout Community Garden program can help! Gardens enrolled in Summer Sprout are eligible for soil testing, soil amendments, tilling services, plants, seeds, materials for raised beds (if eligible), technical assistance and education. Existing community gardens interested in expanding may also be eligible! (Pending availability of resources.)
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County offers community nutrition programming that provides participants with the tools and resources to improve their overall health by learning to make healthier food choices, prepare healthier meals, better manage their food budget, and improve their food safety practices.