Mahoning County OSU extension is helping Valley residents jump start their summer gardens. 

The organization will be distributing sample seed starter packs at various branches of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County on April 12th and 13th. 

Residents can pick up seed packets on Wednesday, April 12 at the following times: 

• Struthers Library: 11a.m. - 1 p.m. 

• Sebring Library: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday. April 13th 

• Michael Kusalaba Library: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

• Newport Library: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

• Main Branch: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 

Supplies are limited to one packet per residents, and are only available while supplies last. Each packet includes a combination of carrots, cucumbers, lettuce or sunflowers. The packets will include instructions on how to plant and care for the seeds. 

Seed packet distribution is in partnership with the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Victory Garden – Let's Grow Ohio initiative.

Residents interested in gardening, or may have any questions can visit the OSU Extension victory garden site