Canning & Preservation: Drying Apples
When: Today, 1-4 p.m.
What: Join Beth Stefura to learn best practices for drying apples for year-round use. Master gardeners Bob Eister and Mike Beaudis will share tips for success in the home orchard.
Where: Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.
Info: Visit http://go.osu.edu/moreapples or call 330-533-5538.
Children’s Nature Hour: I Love Bugs!
When: Today, 10–11 a.m.
What: Come explore the world of bugs with us. A story and bug hunt included.
Where: Stitt Pavilion, Mill Creek Park
Cost: $4 Mahoning County residents; $6, NR.
Details: Ages 3-5, plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center.
Info: Call 330-740-7107
Plant Exchange & Garden Art Sale
When: Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m.
What: Join the OSU Extension master gardener volunteers to trade perennials from your garden. Garden art for sale includes hypertufa pots, leaf castings and more.
Where: Canfield Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Building.
Cost: Free exchange. Cost vary for art items.
Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/boto
Info: Call 330-533-5538
Birding 101: Behavior
When: Sunday, 8-10 a.m.
What: Join us for the third part of our Birding 101 series with naturalist Nick Parish. Behavior is a key component in bird-watching. Improve your skills as we examine foraging, posture, flight style and other behavior clues.
Where: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 2650 W. Calla Road, Canfield.
Details: Binoculars recommended. Register by Friday. Moderate, difficulty 1.25 miles.
Info: Call 330-740-7107.
Urban Farm Tour: Flying High Urban – GROW Farm
What: This is your chance to see the biggest urban farm in Youngstown, growing in the ground, in hoop houses and in raised beds on asphalt. From many types of greens to tomatoes, you’ll learn a lot from this evening adventure.
Where: 100 Broadway, Youngstown.
Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/localflavor2018
Info: Call 330-533-5538.
2018 School Food Service Conference
When: Monday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Learn how to reduce food plate waste, marketing trends, branding for success and more.
Where: Mineral Ridge High School, 1334 Seaborn St.
Details: Continuing education credits offered.
Info: Visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-533-5538.
Insects In Your Garden
When: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
What: Join Nancy Wloch to learn more about the role insects can have in garden success.
Where: Extension Office
Cost: $15 includes refreshments and handouts
Details: Visit http://go.osu.edu/insectsuccess or call 330-533-5538 to register.