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June 30, 2022
Every Thursday at 2-3 p.m. via Teams
CED Office Hour Live: Small Farm Assistance Month || Landing Page || Flyer (PDF)
Office Hour Live! is a live, virtual, open discussion on a variety of Community & Economic Development (CED) topics. Our guest speakers for June are:

June 2: Farm Service Agency

June 9: Natural Resources Conservation Services

June 16: Rural Development

June 23: Agricultural Marketing Service

June 30: Risk Management Agency


Learn about various USDA loan, grant, and assistance programs, ask questions of agency staff, and connect with other farmers and community leaders.


For questions, contact Moderator Eric Smith at esmith2@centralstate.edu



July 4, 2022
EFNEP Series- Expressions of Life
Location: 160 Salem Avenue Dayton, Ohio
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 4, 2022
EFNEP Series-The Dakota Center
Location: 33 Barnett St, Dayton, OH 45402
Time: 1-3 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 5, 2022
EFNEP- Westwood 21st Century Summer
Location 2805 Oakridge Drive, Dayton, OH 45417
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 6, 2022
EFNEP Series- Xenia YMCA Summer Camp
Location 336 Progress Dr, Xenia, OH 45385
Time: 2-4 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 6, 2022
Every Wednesday at 6-7:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Grow!: The Entrepreneur Toolkit || Flyer (PDF) || Registration (PDF)
The Entrepreneur Toolkit is an interactive series of the Central State University Extension Community & Economic Development's (CED) Ready, Set, Grow! small business program. It is designed to help you, as an aspiring start-up or existing business owner to clarify your business model. By the conclusion of this series, you will have developed your business model canvas and identified the next steps to launch or grow your business. The following is the schedule of the upcoming series that will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.:

July 6 Session 1: What’s Your Business Model?

July 13 Session 2: Is It Feasible?

July 20 Session 3: Is It Desirable?

July 27 Session 4: Is It Viable?


This training is free and open to the public and is being offered in partnership with The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce and Melrose Acres. Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested as well. To register, please click on the following link:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CED facilitators: Eric Smith esmith2@centralstate.edu, Amber J. Twitty atwitty@centralstate.edu, Ambrose Moses, III amoses@centralstate.edu



July 7, 2022
Lunch & Learn Series
Klockner Pentaplast, 1671 Martindale Rd, Greenville Oh 45331
Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.


James Keys, FCS Educator, Southern OH at 937-604-6063 or jkeys@centralstate.edu


Juliana Erwin, FCS Educator, SW OH at 937-207-4862 or jerwin@centralstate.edu



July 7, 2022
EFNEP- Westwood 21st Century Summer
Location: 2805 Oakridge Drive, Dayton, OH 45417
Time: 12:30-2 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 7, 2022
EFNEP Series- Boys to Men Group Home
Location: 117 Ashwood, Dayton, Ohio 45405
Time: 4-6 p.m.


For questions, contact Donna Kuykendall, EFNEP Program Assistant at 708-828-8121 or dkuykendall@centralstate.edu



July 9, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Home Vegetable Gardening Series || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) is offering a series of free gardening seminars on growing home vegetables for the beginning gardener at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across the entrance to the university. Sessions are designed for both adults and families; participants may come to one or all of the educational programs. Gardening programs will include:

• Saturday, June 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., "Garden Weeds, Pests and Diseases"

• Saturday, July 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., "Soils and Composting"

• Saturday, August 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m., “Planting Fall Crops”


Advanced registration is requested and can be made by emailing CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



July 12, 2022
1:30.-2:30 p.m.
Mobile Food Market || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension will distribute free food through the Central State Mobile Farmer's Market. The marketplace is a program by the Central State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program. Food distribution will take place between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Ward Center, on Central State's campus, located at 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce.

The marketplace is free to all students, staff, and community residents.

For more information email cthorn@centralstate.edu



July 13, 2022
Every Wednesday at 6-7:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Grow!: The Entrepreneur Toolkit || Flyer (PDF) || Registration (PDF)
The Entrepreneur Toolkit is an interactive series of the Central State University Extension Community & Economic Development's (CED) Ready, Set, Grow! small business program. It is designed to help you, as an aspiring start-up or existing business owner to clarify your business model. By the conclusion of this series, you will have developed your business model canvas and identified the next steps to launch or grow your business. The following is the schedule of the upcoming series that will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.:

July 6 Session 1: What’s Your Business Model?

July 13 Session 2: Is It Feasible?

July 20 Session 3: Is It Desirable?

July 27 Session 4: Is It Viable?


This training is free and open to the public and is being offered in partnership with The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce and Melrose Acres. Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested as well. To register, please click on the following link:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CED facilitators: Eric Smith esmith2@centralstate.edu, Amber J. Twitty atwitty@centralstate.edu, Ambrose Moses, III amoses@centralstate.edu



July 19, 2022
10-11 a.m.
Journaling: A Year in the Garden || Flyer (PDF)
Observing nature closely over time won't catch us by surprise! Capture a subject in the Garden to record changes it faces during a year. This program will repeat monthly so participants can record what they observe. At the last session, we'll look back at our journey.
The Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 42 E and Wilberforce Switch Rd. (across from the CSU main entrance); parking lot on Wilberforce Switch Rd.
(Adults 18+)

• Tuesday, June 14, 2022

• Tuesday, July 19, 2022

• Tuesday, August 9, 2022


To make reservations, or for more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



July 20, 2022
Every Wednesday in July at 6-7:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Grow!: The Entrepreneur Toolkit || Flyer (PDF) || Registration (PDF)
The Entrepreneur Toolkit is an interactive series of the Central State University Extension Community & Economic Development's (CED) Ready, Set, Grow! small business program. It is designed to help you, as an aspiring start-up or existing business owner to clarify your business model. By the conclusion of this series, you will have developed your business model canvas and identified the next steps to launch or grow your business. The following is the schedule of the upcoming series that will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.:

July 6 Session 1: What’s Your Business Model?

July 13 Session 2: Is It Feasible?

July 20 Session 3: Is It Desirable?

July 27 Session 4: Is It Viable?


This training is free and open to the public and is being offered in partnership with The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce and Melrose Acres. Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested as well. To register, please click on the following link:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CED facilitators: Eric Smith esmith2@centralstate.edu, Amber J. Twitty atwitty@centralstate.edu, Ambrose Moses, III amoses@centralstate.edu



July 21, 2022
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spaces to Places: A Neighborhood Leadership Academy || Facebook event page
Join the Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership (LACNIP) and Central Sate University Extension for a Spaces to Places neighborhood leadership academy series. Lima and Allen County residents are invited to meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from February through September to learn how to:

- Assess your neighborhood’s assets and challenges

- Identify and priorities your best growth opportunities

- Develop an improvement project plan and budget

- Engage neighbors and funders to get things done

This interactive series is designed for teams of three or more residents sharing a common neighborhood or interest area. According to Autumn Swanson, LACNIP President, “We all have the power and responsibility to build a better, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This program will give you what you need to build a plan and get things done!”



July 21, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Third Thursday Small Farms Series || Registration || Flyer (PDF)
Join Central State University for a series of weekly online webinars with CSU Extension Educators on topics important to small farms. Each webinar features a presentation, followed by time for questions and discussion. Here is a list of our presentations:

- 5/19 - "Taking a Soil Sample and Interpreting Results" – Learn how to take and package soil samples for testing at a professional soil lab. Understand how to adjust management decisions based on soil lab results.

- 6/16 - "Using the Web Soil Survey" – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Take advantage of this free online resource to learn more about your soil and its capabilities.

- 7/21 - "Using the Soil Matrix Tool" – Take advantage of this new online resource to explore how implementing various management practices can help or hurt your soil’s health.

- 8/18 - "Integrated Pest Management Overview" - Learn an integrated approach to managing pests using cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls in a holistic approach where complete eradication of the pest is not the goal.

- 9/15- "Insect Diagnostics—Who Done it?" — Not sure which insect pest is damaging your crop? Learn how some techniques to narrow down the possibilities.

- 10/20 -"OH Deer!" - Learn different methods of exclusion to keep deer away from your crops.


For questions, contact Danielle Soroczak at dsoroczak@centralstate.edu



July 22, 2022
4-5 p.m.
CSU Speaker Series: Herb Gardening || Flyer (PDF)
Mr. Brian Kampman will demonstrate how to create a container herb garden.
The Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 42 E and Wilberforce Switch Rd. (across from the CSU main entrance); parking lot on Wilberforce Switch Rd.
(Adults 18+).
Other events in the series are listed below:

• June 17: Garden Flower Folklore

• July 22: Herb Gardening

• August 19: Honey Bee Health

• September 2022 Plant Identification: Date to be Determined: (Adults)


To make reservations, or for more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



July 27, 2022
6 - 7 p.m.
AIF Farm
13737 Middleton Pike
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Growing Small Farms: Inspecting the Cones || Registration Form || Flyer (PDF)
Interested in learning to grow hops? Want to start experimenting with your own brew? The hops production series will provide you with an overview of hops production and give participants exposure through hands on engagement with the crop over the course of the season.

• Wednesday, April 20, 6:00—7:00 pm - Hops Production Virtual Webinar

• Saturday, April 23 - 9 am - until it is done—Dropping the Coir at the AIF Farm Hop Yard

• Wednesday, May 25 , 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Training the Bine & Scouting for Pests - AIF Hop Yard

• Wednesday, July 27, 6:00—7:00 pm, Inspecting the Cones - AIF Hop Yard

• Saturday, August—TBA - 9 am - Until it is done -Harvest - AIF Farm Hop Yard


For program questions, contact Michelle Wallace at mwallace@centralstate.edu



July 27, 2022
Every Wednesday in July at 6-7:30 p.m.
Ready, Set, Grow!: The Entrepreneur Toolkit || Flyer (PDF) || Registration (PDF)
The Entrepreneur Toolkit is an interactive series of the Central State University Extension Community & Economic Development's (CED) Ready, Set, Grow! small business program. It is designed to help you, as an aspiring start-up or existing business owner to clarify your business model. By the conclusion of this series, you will have developed your business model canvas and identified the next steps to launch or grow your business. The following is the schedule of the upcoming series that will be held virtually on Wednesday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m.:

July 6 Session 1: What’s Your Business Model?

July 13 Session 2: Is It Feasible?

July 20 Session 3: Is It Desirable?

July 27 Session 4: Is It Viable?


This training is free and open to the public and is being offered in partnership with The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce and Melrose Acres. Feel free to pass this information on to others who might be interested as well. To register, please click on the following link:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CED facilitators: Eric Smith esmith2@centralstate.edu, Amber J. Twitty atwitty@centralstate.edu, Ambrose Moses, III amoses@centralstate.edu



August 9 2022
10-11 a.m.
Journaling: A Year in the Garden || Flyer (PDF)
Observing nature closely over time won't catch us by surprise! Capture a subject in the Garden to record changes it faces during a year. This program will repeat monthly so participants can record what they observe. At the last session, we'll look back at our journey.
The Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 42 E and Wilberforce Switch Rd. (across from the CSU main entrance); parking lot on Wilberforce Switch Rd.
(Adults 18+)

• Tuesday, June 14, 2022

• Tuesday, July 19, 2022

• Tuesday, August 9, 2022


To make reservations, or for more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



August 9, 2022
1:30.-2:30 p.m.
Mobile Food Market || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension will distribute free food through the Central State Mobile Farmer's Market. The marketplace is a program by the Central State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program. Food distribution will take place between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Ward Center, on Central State's campus, located at 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce.

The marketplace is free to all students, staff, and community residents.

For more information email cthorn@centralstate.edu



August 18, 2022
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spaces to Places: A Neighborhood Leadership Academy || Facebook event page
Join the Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership (LACNIP) and Central Sate University Extension for a Spaces to Places neighborhood leadership academy series. Lima and Allen County residents are invited to meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from February through September to learn how to:

- Assess your neighborhood’s assets and challenges

- Identify and priorities your best growth opportunities

- Develop an improvement project plan and budget

- Engage neighbors and funders to get things done

This interactive series is designed for teams of three or more residents sharing a common neighborhood or interest area. According to Autumn Swanson, LACNIP President, “We all have the power and responsibility to build a better, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This program will give you what you need to build a plan and get things done!”



August 18, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Third Thursday Small Farms Series || Registration || Flyer (PDF)
Join Central State University for a series of weekly online webinars with CSU Extension Educators on topics important to small farms. Each webinar features a presentation, followed by time for questions and discussion. Here is a list of our presentations:

- 5/19 - "Taking a Soil Sample and Interpreting Results" – Learn how to take and package soil samples for testing at a professional soil lab. Understand how to adjust management decisions based on soil lab results.

- 6/16 - "Using the Web Soil Survey" – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Take advantage of this free online resource to learn more about your soil and its capabilities.

- 7/21 - "Using the Soil Matrix Tool" – Take advantage of this new online resource to explore how implementing various management practices can help or hurt your soil’s health.

- 8/18 - "Integrated Pest Management Overview" - Learn an integrated approach to managing pests using cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls in a holistic approach where complete eradication of the pest is not the goal.

- 9/15- "Insect Diagnostics—Who Done it?" — Not sure which insect pest is damaging your crop? Learn how some techniques to narrow down the possibilities.

- 10/20 -"OH Deer!" - Learn different methods of exclusion to keep deer away from your crops.


For questions, contact Danielle Soroczak at dsoroczak@centralstate.edu



August 19, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Home Vegetable Gardening Series || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension (CSUE) is offering a series of free gardening seminars on growing home vegetables for the beginning gardener at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across the entrance to the university. Sessions are designed for both adults and families; participants may come to one or all of the educational programs. Gardening programs will include:

• Saturday, June 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., "Garden Weeds, Pests and Diseases"

• Saturday, July 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m., "Soils and Composting"

• Saturday, August 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m., “Planting Fall Crops”


Advanced registration is requested and can be made by emailing CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



August 19, 2022
4-5 p.m.
CSU Speaker Series: Honey Bee Health || Flyer (PDF)
Dr. Catherine Farrell will discuss the role of high biter bees impairing varroa mites in the hive.
The Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 42 E and Wilberforce Switch Rd. (across from the CSU main entrance); parking lot on Wilberforce Switch Rd.
(Adults 18+).
Other events in the series are listed below:

• June 17: Garden Flower Folklore

• July 22: Herb Gardening

• August 19: Honey Bee Health

• September 2022 Plant Identification: Date to be Determined: (Adults)


To make reservations, or for more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



September 2022 - Date to be Determined
4-5 p.m.
CSU Speaker Series: Plant Identification || Flyer (PDF)
Join Dr. Marcus Nagle to learn how to identify common local or garden plants in the Seed to Bloom Botanical Garden. (Adults) (Date to be Determined)
The Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden is located at the intersection of St. Rt. 42 E and Wilberforce Switch Rd. (across from the CSU main entrance); parking lot on Wilberforce Switch Rd.
(Adults 18+).
Other events in the series are listed below:

• June 17: Garden Flower Folklore

• July 22: Herb Gardening

• August 19: Honey Bee Health

• September 2022 Plant Identification: Date to be Determined: (Adults)


To make reservations, or for more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.edu or calling 937.376.6627



September 13, 2022
1:30.-2:30 p.m.
Mobile Food Market || Flyer (PDF)
Central State University Extension will distribute free food through the Central State Mobile Farmer's Market. The marketplace is a program by the Central State Extension Family and Consumer Sciences program. Food distribution will take place between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., in the parking lot of the Ward Center, on Central State's campus, located at 1400 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce.

The marketplace is free to all students, staff, and community residents.

For more information email cthorn@centralstate.edu



September 15, 2022
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Spaces to Places: A Neighborhood Leadership Academy || Facebook event page
Join the Lima Allen County Neighborhoods in Partnership (LACNIP) and Central Sate University Extension for a Spaces to Places neighborhood leadership academy series. Lima and Allen County residents are invited to meet the 3rd Thursday of the month from February through September to learn how to:

- Assess your neighborhood’s assets and challenges

- Identify and priorities your best growth opportunities

- Develop an improvement project plan and budget

- Engage neighbors and funders to get things done

This interactive series is designed for teams of three or more residents sharing a common neighborhood or interest area. According to Autumn Swanson, LACNIP President, “We all have the power and responsibility to build a better, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This program will give you what you need to build a plan and get things done!”



September 15, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Third Thursday Small Farms Series || Registration || Flyer (PDF)
Join Central State University for a series of weekly online webinars with CSU Extension Educators on topics important to small farms. Each webinar features a presentation, followed by time for questions and discussion. Here is a list of our presentations:

- 5/19 - "Taking a Soil Sample and Interpreting Results" – Learn how to take and package soil samples for testing at a professional soil lab. Understand how to adjust management decisions based on soil lab results.

- 6/16 - "Using the Web Soil Survey" – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Take advantage of this free online resource to learn more about your soil and its capabilities.

- 7/21 - "Using the Soil Matrix Tool" – Take advantage of this new online resource to explore how implementing various management practices can help or hurt your soil’s health.

- 8/18 - "Integrated Pest Management Overview" - Learn an integrated approach to managing pests using cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls in a holistic approach where complete eradication of the pest is not the goal.

- 9/15- "Insect Diagnostics—Who Done it?" — Not sure which insect pest is damaging your crop? Learn how some techniques to narrow down the possibilities.

- 10/20 -"OH Deer!" - Learn different methods of exclusion to keep deer away from your crops.


For questions, contact Danielle Soroczak at dsoroczak@centralstate.edu



October 20, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Third Thursday Small Farms Series || Registration || Flyer (PDF)
Join Central State University for a series of weekly online webinars with CSU Extension Educators on topics important to small farms. Each webinar features a presentation, followed by time for questions and discussion. Here is a list of our presentations:

- 5/19 - "Taking a Soil Sample and Interpreting Results" – Learn how to take and package soil samples for testing at a professional soil lab. Understand how to adjust management decisions based on soil lab results.

- 6/16 - "Using the Web Soil Survey" – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. Take advantage of this free online resource to learn more about your soil and its capabilities.

- 7/21 - "Using the Soil Matrix Tool" – Take advantage of this new online resource to explore how implementing various management practices can help or hurt your soil’s health.

- 8/18 - "Integrated Pest Management Overview" - Learn an integrated approach to managing pests using cultural, mechanical, biological, and chemical controls in a holistic approach where complete eradication of the pest is not the goal.

- 9/15- "Insect Diagnostics—Who Done it?" — Not sure which insect pest is damaging your crop? Learn how some techniques to narrow down the possibilities.

- 10/20 -"OH Deer!" - Learn different methods of exclusion to keep deer away from your crops.


For questions, contact Danielle Soroczak at dsoroczak@centralstate.edu