Aug. 30: 1 to 3 p.m.

What: Delight your senses in the soothing fragrance of lavender as you learn about differences in species and cultivars, and ways to use lavender in and around your home. Mandy Smith will guide you in creating an herbal dream pillow for restful nights as you taste test some sweet treats.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Cost: $20; FFRG member $16

Info: 330-740-7116


Sept. 3: 6 p.m.

What: Join the Trumbull County Master Gardener Volunteers for a free evening class.

Where: 520 W. Main St., Cortland, in the gardens.

Contact: OSU Extension, Trumbull County, 330-638-6783


Aug. 31: 2 p.m.

What: Explore the diverse and extraordinary world of insects through catch and release. Join our staff for a guided bug-catching session on the preserve. Bring your favorite bug net and jars or borrow ours.

Where: Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center Visitors Center, 16146 Daniel St. NE, Minerva 44657

Cost: Free

Contact: 330-823-7487 or


Sept. 9: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

What: Remember the “hot” colors of summer by designing a fresh floral arrangement of hues of yellow, white, purple, with a touch of orange. Marie Borocz will guide you in using sunflowers, carnations, mums, and limonium, accented with bear grass to create a sunny arrangement for your home.

Cost: $39; FFRG member, $30


Warren Farmer’s Market: 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays.

Idora Neighborhood Farmer’s Market: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

St. E’s Farmers Market: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Wednesday of the month.

Goodness Grows Farmers’ Market: Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Common Ground.

Northside Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lake Milton Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.

Howland Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

B&O Night Market: two Thursdays per month, 5 to 8 p.m.; check Facebook.

Federal Plaza: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

To find local markets and farms in your town:

For a complete listing of OSU Extension programs (Ag, 4-H, FCS):

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