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Project WILD grants available

September 5, 2014 Teachers who have used Project WILD in their classrooms now can provide students with additional hands-on learning about wildlife and habitat through grants from the Ohio Department of Natural... more »»

When life hands you herbs, make tea

September 5, 2014 In England, while I was growing up, a cup of tea would be poured from a teapot into a cup containing milk. more »»

Park Programs, Sept. 5

September 5, 2014 Seneca County Seneca County Park District invites children and their families to a Leave No Child Inside Natural Play Day noon-3 p.m. Sept. 13 at Mercy Community Nature Preserve. more »»

OSS collecting household hazardous waste Sept. 13

September 5, 2014 Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca Joint Solid Waste District is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 13 for residents of the three counties, plus all of Fostoria and Bellevue. more »»

If the tater crop matches what’s on top, she’ll get plenty of spuds

August 29, 2014 With a great crop growing in the garden this year, potatoes are on my mind. And also on my plate. more »»

Park programs, Aug. 29

August 29, 2014 Seneca County • Join Seneca County Park District for a Nature Walk Bird Talk at 8 a.m. Sept. 6 at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, SR 19 south of Bloomvill. more »»

Briefly, Aug. 29

August 29, 2014 Straw bale house tour planned for Sept. 8 Tours of Little Portion Green, the straw bale house behind the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, 194 St. Francis Ave., are planned 7-9 p.m. more »»

Inventory of essential garden tools begins with kitchen knife

August 22, 2014 This is the prime time of year for losing tools. more »»

Park programs, Aug. 22

August 22, 2014 Tiffin Park & Recreation Tiffin Park & Recreation is to host an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition. Young people can exhibit football skills at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Frost-Kalnow Stadiu. more »»

Sport makes some go round & round

August 16, 2014 Putting a round plastic disc into a round basket “hole” while circling an 18-hole course is known as playing disc golf. more »»

August is opportunity for gardener to look ahead

August 15, 2014 With August well underway, flower gardens are a mass of gold. Sunflowers, black-eyed Susan and other rudbeckia varieties are in flower, along with marigolds, and mums are getting started. more »»

Park programs, Aug. 15

August 15, 2014 Sandusky County A stream quality monitoring program is 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 23 at Wolf Creek Canoe Launch, 2409 S. SR 53, Fremont. more »»

Outdoors briefs, Aug. 15

August 15, 2014 Women’s outdoor program forming Registration is open for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop, to take place Oct. 3-5 at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley. more »»

Forrest preserve to get new drive, parking lot

August 14, 2014 Seneca County Park District’s Forrest Nature Preserve is to get a new drive and parking lot in the new section of Forrest Nature Preserve. more »»

Trouble with growing tomatoes, she’s known a few

August 8, 2014 The first red tomatoes have arrived, finally, and they are wonderful. But, as always in the garden, the first brown leaves also have arrived. more »»

Briefly, Aug. 8

August 8, 2014 Photo contest deadline coming Aug. 15 is the last day to enter Seneca Conservation District’s annual photo contest. Competition is open to non-professional photographers. more »»

Park programs, Aug. 8

August 8, 2014 Tiffin Summer Splash is to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hedges-Boyer Park. Bring a nonperishable item to the outdoor pool 1-7 p.m. for free admission. more »»

Tomatoes’ lack of progress testing gardener’s patience

August 1, 2014 Every morning, I take my first cup of coffee out to the garden, looking for that first completely red tomato. more »»

Briefly, August 1

August 1, 2014 Seneca County Parents and caregivers are invited to introduce babies ages birth to 12 months to mud during the next Backpackin’ Babies program at 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at Clinton Nature Preserve. more »»

Every community should have green commons area

July 18, 2014 I am stretching the boundaries of a garden column here just a bit, but it is a subject I feel very strongly about and it does, after all, involve a square plot of grass. more »»



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