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  • 04/23/2019 9:00 amCOFFEE CHAT
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  • 05/21/2019 9:00 amCOFFEE CHAT
  • 05/22/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden 1CEU
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Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Master Gardener Class

Posted by cherylm at Mar 25, 2019. No Comments.

We are currently accepting applications for the next Master Gardener class beginning in mid to late  August 2019.    If interested please email your name and email address to the Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator at scmgvcoordinator@yahoo.com  or click on the application link below.

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For a program overview of OSU’s Master Gardener program, please click on the “Become a Master Gardener” header above.


Upcoming Garden Events, Tips, Soil Kits, Seed Sharing, Helpful Links, Herb Survey AND MORE.

Posted by cherylu at Mar 8, 2019. No Comments.

START YOUR GARDEN PLANS!

READ YOUR COMMUNITY GARDENING NEWSLETTER HERE.  

ALSO, LOOK BELOW FOR UPCOMING MASTER GARDENER EVENTS…”MEET ME IN THE GARDEN” AT  F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron. AND COFFEE CHATS AT Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road


Good Gardens

Posted by cherylm at Mar 3, 2019. No Comments.

Good Gardens is a FREE educational program for community gardeners and home
gardeners alike. Join local experts to learn about a variety of topics. While you’re there,

check out the community garden for inspiration!

All programs are on the third Thursday of the month from April to October,
6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Heights Lodge West Room: 2077 Newton Street, Akron

APRIL 18 – GOOD GARDENS: TERRIFIC TOMATOES

MAY 16 – GOOD GARDENS: SUCCESS FROM THE SOIL UP

June 20 – GOOD GARDENS: EVERYTHING HERBS

JULY 18 – GOOD GARDENS: PRESERVING YOUR HARVEST

AUGUST 15 – GOOD GARDENS: SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN

SEPTEMBER 19 – GOOD GARDENS: EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON

October 17 – GOOD GARDENS: ANNUAL SEED SWAP


Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Dec 31, 2018. 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.     The Spring/Summer programs will begin in May, 2019.   

May 22Your Outdoor Green Carpet, presented by
Charles Behnke, OSU Horticulture Educator, Lorain Co., retired.

June 26 – Creating Iconic Landscapes, presented by
Kyle Lukes PLA, ASLA. Senior Landscape Architect, Environmental Design Group.

July 24 – Travels Through Horticulture, presented by JimFunai, Professor of Horticulture, Cuyahoga Community College, and Shelley Funai, Grounds Manager, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

August 28 – Healing Gardens, presented by
Karen Kennedy  HTR, Horticultural Thereapist,
Teacher at Horticultural Therapy Institute and HT Consultant.                                                   

Hope to see you there!


FREE COFFEE CHATS IN 2019

Posted by cherylu at Oct 20, 2018. No Comments.

Summit County Master Gardeners and the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee will be conducting a series of free Coffee Chats during the 2019 gardening season the Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road, Akron 44312.   Join the discussion at 9 am.   Upcoming chats are:

  

April 12 – “Totally Tomatoes” by Lee Paulson (“The Big Tomato”)

April 23 – “Square Foot Gardening” by Geoff Kennedy

May 7 – “Container Gardening” – by Deidre Bentancourt (vegetables) and Toni Bouhassin (flowers)

May 21 – “Gardening for Seniors”- by Karen Thomas

June 4 – “Attracting Blue Birds” by Martha Mertz, Deidre Bentacourt and Cathy Moore

All are welcome. Coffee will be provided.


2019 TOUR OF GARDENS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 29

Posted by cherylu at Oct 11, 2018. No Comments.

 

The annual Tour of Gardens will return in 2019 on a new weekend.  Join us on June 29 to explore and enjoy outstanding local gardens in this self-guided tour.  This event is being planned now. More information coming in 2019.

 

 


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 starts on Tuesday,  March 5, 2019.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October 30.
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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