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Free Fall Garden Talks

Posted by cherylu at Aug 2, 2017. No Comments.

In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department, Summit County Master Gardeners will be giving three talks this fall on topics of interest to gardeners. These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. 

 The talks are FREE!!  The public is welcome.

 September 6th  — Lasagna Gardening by Sandy Barstow

October 4th — Composting for the Home Gardener by Amanda Rome

November 1st — Make a Living Wreath by Priscilla Kiehl

 Mark your calendars now so that you will be sure to join us for these programs.

Farmers Markets in Summit County

Posted by cherylm at Aug 1, 2017. No Comments.

The summer is halfway over but Master Gardeners are still participating at Farmers Markets
in Summit County.  The August-September Farmers Market schedule is as follows:

  • Stow Farmers Market, 1567 Pilgrim Drive: Saturdays, Aug. 12 & Sept. 99am-12:30pm
  • Highland Square, 1175 W. Exchange St. (new location): Thursday, August 244-7pm
  • Cuyahoga Falls, 1201 Grant Avenue: Friday, August 253-6pm
  • Copley Creekside, 1245 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd., Thurs., Aug. 31 & Sept. 283-6pm
  • Howe Meadow, 4040 Riverview Rd.: Saturday, September 16, 9am-noon
  • Hudson, Village Green (SRs 91&303): Saturday, September 16, 9am-12:30pm

Hydrangea School-August 21st, 2017

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Jul 25, 2017. No Comments.

Join Eric Barrett to discover the world of hydrangeas.  Learn about types, care, pruning and bloom times. You’ll receive a quick reference chart to take to the garden center and a hydrangea plant to take home.  This workshop will be held at the Goodyear Heights Metro Parks on August 21, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

For more information and the registration form:  2017 Summit Hydrangea School


Posted by cherylu at Apr 2, 2017. No Comments.


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Thanks to all who attended and supported our 2017 Tour of Gardens.  We hope you enjoyed your experiences at the Patron Secret Garden, the six marvelous gardens on Saturday’s tour, and your purchases from the Posie Shoppe. 

Also, we wish to thank those businesses who supported our tour through their advertising in our tour book and to the garden centers who supported our ticket sales.

Dayton Nursery & Garden Center, 3459 Cleveland-Massillon Rd, Norton, OH

Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH

Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Dr, Akron, OH

Smith Bros. Garden Center, 1285 N. Cleveland Massillon Rd, Bath OH

Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Rd., Peninsula, OH 

See you in 2018!

Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Mar 19, 2014. No Comments.

08 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_7102Please join the Meet Me In The Garden committee for our free gardening  programs at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron.  Our programs are on Wednesdays and start at 7:00 pm. 

Please join us for our Spring/Summer programs in 2017. 

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                                         Hope to see you there!

May 24, 2017

Explore the many species of tropical plants and how to care for them in Northeast Ohio.
Presented by Jacqueline Kowalski
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources,OSU Extension,
Summit County

June 28, 2017

Pollinators in the garden. Photo C. Manson

Small Space Gardening
Learn how to make the most of small garden spaces.
Presented by Elizabeth Kresse, Summit Metro Parks

July 26, 2017

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: Designing and Maintaining Public and Historic Landscapes
Discover some of the methods and challenges of restoring and maintaining a once private estate into a public garden showpiece.
Presented by Shelley Funai, LIC, Grounds Manager,  Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

August 23, 2017

Pollinators in the Garden
Understand the importance of pollinators and how to create an environment to attract them.
Presented by Randall Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron

Master Gardener Hotline

Posted by cherylm at Mar 4, 2014. No Comments.

The Master Gardener Hotline is Open for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline will start on Tuesday,  March 7, 2017.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October.
Call 330-928-4769, option 3.

You can also ask your gardening questions on line!  Follow this link to the  “Ask a Master Gardener” website: http://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

Sign up to get email invitations to our public programs!

Posted by Geoff at Jan 30, 2014. No Comments.

Just click on the button to be added to our email list.  Then you will be sure to get information and invitations to our public programs and events, like Design & Beyond, the Saturday Gardening Series, and the Tour of Gardens.

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