1. Join the Master Gardener Volunteers!

    Nov. 10, 2021

    The Champaign County Master Gardener Volunteers are accepting new volunteer applications until December 10, so if you were interested before but missed the deadline, now is your chance to sign up!  If you love plants, learning, and teaching others, we are the group for you.  Details available at

  2. Play Your Way Through the Holidays

    Oct. 28, 2021

    Join Champaign County's Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Kellie Lemly in a new Live Healthy, Live Well challenge just in time for the holidays!  This email challenge will begin November 15 and run through December 26.  Those who sign up will receive emails twice weekly with timely information all about family fun during the holidays.  View the flyer for more details, and sign up at ...

  3. Holiday Make It Take It

    Oct. 13, 2021

    The Champaign County Master Gardener Volunteers will be hosting a holiday themed Make It Take It event.  

    On Thursday November 18, 2021 come and design a seasonal evergreen planter and learn about care and maintenance of cut trees and evergreen arrangements to keep them looking fresh through the holidays! 

    The cost is $25, and all materials are provided.  

  4. Family and Consumer Sciences Class Offerings for 2021

    Jan. 25, 2021

    Champaign County Family & Consumer Sciences Educator Kellie Lemly will be offering classes on the following topics throughout 2021:

  5. New Educational Series Added to Website

    Nov. 23, 2020

    We are pleased to offer our community 3 new educational topics on this website!  Found under the Family and Consumer Sciences program area, these new resources offer a series of informative videos in the areas of aging, home planning, and useful tips for teens.

    Healthy Aging Network Telecasts - a video series on topics relating to healthy aging, presented by Clark County FCS Educator Kathy Tutt.

  6. ODA Asks Ohioans to Send in Unsolicited Seeds

    Jul. 30, 2020

    The Public Should Report the Seeds and Submit the Packages to USDA

  7. What is OSU Extension?

    May. 06, 2020

    Have you ever wondered just how Extension came to be? Perhaps you've been curious about what it is that Extension does? 

    Check out this informative 3-minute video to learn about just what is it that we all do and why we do it every day!

    Watch the video here!

  8. What's Up with the Weather?

    Oct. 29, 2019

    Have you been wondering what’s up with the weather lately? It seems to go from one extreme to the other, cold then hot, wet then dry. It isn’t just your imagination. Research looking at trends has shown that the weather in Ohio is changing. We have experienced the wettest decade on record but we are also seeing more dry spells during the summer as the moisture falls more heavily during the spring and fall.

  9. Helping Farmers Deal with Stress

    Jun. 28, 2019

    With this being a rural community, most of us probably know at least one farmer. The weather this year and current commodity prices has stress levels running high on many farms. While we all deal with stress fairly regularly, difficult times in farming can cause an excessive amount of stress that is hard for someone to process. Most farms are a family business which has its own stressors such as being able to provide for one’s family and keep a farm that has been in the family for several generations afloat. There are also many factors that affect farms for which they have no control over...

  10. Elementary Schools Release Butterflies

    May. 23, 2018

    In mid-May, elementary schools around the county released Painted Lady butterflies they raised from larvae in the classroom. The Master Gardener Volunteers provide larvae each year to every 2nd grade class in the county through sponsorships from local businesses.