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January 18, 2022
2-3 p.m.
Journaling: A Year in the Garden
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host its "Journaling: A Year in the Garden" program throughout the winter months with the first session scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden. The garden is located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

Subsequent programs will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday(s), Jan. 18; Feb. 15; and March 15.

The free program for adults will encourage participants to observe nature closely to capture the changes throughout the year. One subject in the garden will be selected by each participant to use as a journaling subject.

This program will repeat monthly so participants can record what they observe during the course of one year.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



January 20, 2022
10:30-11:30 a.m., 2-3 p.m. (repeat of class)
Raising Vegetables Class 1: Planning a Vegetable Garden
Interested in raising vegetables? Or are you new to vegetable gardening? It takes a little planning to select the site, prepare the soil, and decide what to grow.

Join a 3-part series to learn how to plan a vegetable garden and the process of germinating seeds. Participants will receive a choice of vegetable and other seeds to take home to start a garden space.

Ages 18+. Reservations are requested and be made by emailing CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.eduor by calling 937-376-6627.

Location: CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Drive, Suite 100, Xenia Ohio.



February 3, 2022
10:30-11:30 a.m., 2-3 p.m. (repeat of class)
Raising Vegetables Class 2: Starting Seeds Indoors - Cool Weather Crops
Interested in raising vegetables? Or are you new to vegetable gardening? It takes a little planning to select the site, prepare the soil, and decide what to grow.

Join a 3-part series to learn how to plan a vegetable garden and the process of germinationg seeds. Participants will receive a choice of vegetable and other seeds to take home to start a garden space.

Ages 18+. Reservations are requested and be made by emailing CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.eduor by calling 937-376-6627.



February 4, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Homeschool Adventures: “Tree”mendous Trees
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Homeschool Adventures” with a variety of program topics beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

All programs are free and will be held the first Friday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The dates and programs scheduled include:

---Nov. 5, Fall Scavenger Hunt

---Dec. 3, Winter Plant Bingo

---Jan. 7, Winter Birds

---Feb. 4, “Tree”mendous Trees

---March 4, Spring Fling!

---April 1, Animal Antics

---May 6, Green Thumbs


Homeschool families with children between the ages of five and 11 may participate with each theme-based session including an educational activity, interactive game and observation walk. Certificate of participation will be awarded for attending all sessions.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather; families should provide water/snacks for their child(ren.) An adult must accompany child(ren) during the entire program.

Restrooms are available and stone paths provide access throughout the garden.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



February 10, 2022
2-3 p.m.
Growing Backyard Mushrooms || Full News Release
CSU-Xenia
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a “Growing Backyard Mushrooms” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia.

This workshop will offer an introduction to outdoor mushroom cultivation that can provide homegrown protein.

In this workshop, CSUE Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator Marc Amante will demonstrate how to create mulched beds to grow wine cap mushrooms, how to build totem stacks of larger logs for oyster mushroom production, and how to inoculate small logs with shiitake and oyster mushrooms.

A follow-up seminar held at a later date will allow participants a hands-on opportunity to create their own mushroom-growing log.

The program is free for adults over the age of 18.

Registrations are requested and be made by calling CSU-Xenia at (937) 376-6694.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu or call (937) 376-6627.



February 15, 2022
2-3 p.m.
Journaling: A Year in the Garden
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host its "Journaling: A Year in the Garden" program throughout the winter months with the first session scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden. The garden is located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

Subsequent programs will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday(s), Jan. 18; Feb. 15; and March 15.

The free program for adults will encourage participants to observe nature closely to capture the changes throughout the year. One subject in the garden will be selected by each participant to use as a journaling subject.

This program will repeat monthly so participants can record what they observe during the course of one year.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



February 24, 2022
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Preventing Deer Damage || Full News Release
CSU-Xenia
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host a “Preventing Deer Damage” program from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, at CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Dr., Suite 100, Xenia.

This workshop will focus on strategies for humans and wildlife to avoid conflict in the yard, neighborhood and farm. Participants will learn how to control wildlife legally within the confines of local and state laws.

The featured speaker will be Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Ohio State Wildlife Officer Matthew Hunt.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



March 3, 2022
10:30-11:30 a.m., 2-3 p.m. (repeat of class)
Raising Vegetables Class 3: Starting Seeds Indoors - Warm Weather Crops
Interested in raising vegetables? Or are you new to vegetable gardening? It takes a little planning to select the site, prepare the soil, and decide what to grow.

Join a 3-part series to learn how to plan a vegetable garden and the process of germinationg seeds. Participants will receive a choice of vegetable and other seeds to take home to start a garden space.

Ages 18+. Reservations are requested and be made by emailing CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Educator Clare Thorn at cthorn@centralstate.eduor by calling 937-376-6627.

Location: CSU-Xenia, 334 Progress Drive, Suite 100, Xenia Ohio.



March 4, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Homeschool Adventures: Spring Fling!
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Homeschool Adventures” with a variety of program topics beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

All programs are free and will be held the first Friday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The dates and programs scheduled include:

---Nov. 5, Fall Scavenger Hunt

---Dec. 3, Winter Plant Bingo

---Jan. 7, Winter Birds

---Feb. 4, “Tree”mendous Trees

---March 4, Spring Fling!

---April 1, Animal Antics

---May 6, Green Thumbs


Homeschool families with children between the ages of five and 11 may participate with each theme-based session including an educational activity, interactive game and observation walk. Certificate of participation will be awarded for attending all sessions.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather; families should provide water/snacks for their child(ren.) An adult must accompany child(ren) during the entire program.

Restrooms are available and stone paths provide access throughout the garden.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



March 15, 2022
2-3 p.m.
Journaling: A Year in the Garden
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host its "Journaling: A Year in the Garden" program throughout the winter months with the first session scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden. The garden is located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

Subsequent programs will be held from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday(s), Jan. 18; Feb. 15; and March 15.

The free program for adults will encourage participants to observe nature closely to capture the changes throughout the year. One subject in the garden will be selected by each participant to use as a journaling subject.

This program will repeat monthly so participants can record what they observe during the course of one year.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



April 1, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Homeschool Adventures: Animal Antics
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Homeschool Adventures” with a variety of program topics beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

All programs are free and will be held the first Friday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The dates and programs scheduled include:

---Nov. 5, Fall Scavenger Hunt

---Dec. 3, Winter Plant Bingo

---Jan. 7, Winter Birds

---Feb. 4, “Tree”mendous Trees

---March 4, Spring Fling!

---April 1, Animal Antics

---May 6, Green Thumbs


Homeschool families with children between the ages of five and 11 may participate with each theme-based session including an educational activity, interactive game and observation walk. Certificate of participation will be awarded for attending all sessions.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather; families should provide water/snacks for their child(ren.) An adult must accompany child(ren) during the entire program.

Restrooms are available and stone paths provide access throughout the garden.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu



May 6, 2022
10-11:30 a.m.
Homeschool Adventures: Green Thumbs
Central State University Extension (CSUE) will host “Homeschool Adventures” with a variety of program topics beginning Friday, Nov. 5 at the CSU Seed to Bloom Botanical and Community Garden located at the intersection of US 42 E and Wilberforce-Switch Road across from the entrance to the university.

All programs are free and will be held the first Friday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The dates and programs scheduled include:

---Nov. 5, Fall Scavenger Hunt

---Dec. 3, Winter Plant Bingo

---Jan. 7, Winter Birds

---Feb. 4, “Tree”mendous Trees

---March 4, Spring Fling!

---April 1, Animal Antics

---May 6, Green Thumbs


Homeschool families with children between the ages of five and 11 may participate with each theme-based session including an educational activity, interactive game and observation walk. Certificate of participation will be awarded for attending all sessions.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather; families should provide water/snacks for their child(ren.) An adult must accompany child(ren) during the entire program.

Restrooms are available and stone paths provide access throughout the garden.

For more information, contact CSUE Agriculture/Natural Resources Agriculture/Natural Resources Associate Clare Thorn cthorn@centralstate.edu