Ohio State University Extension
Cultivating people, plants and communities.
Upcoming Events
  • No Events Available
AEC v1.0.4

Free Fall Garden Talk Series

Posted by cherylm at Aug 19, 2016. No Comments.

In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department, Master Gardeners will be giving talks this fall on a variety of topics of interest to gardeners.  

These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Springfield Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312.  The talks are FREE!!  For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.

The talks this fall are:

September 7th How to grow beautiful Dahlias by Lee Paulson

October 5th Pennies from heaven: treasuring every drop of water, free and not so free by Sarah Vradenburg

November 2nd Eat Like a Pilgrim: Foods of the first Thanksgiving by Mary Beth Breckenridge     

Please plan to join us.


Posted by cherylu at Apr 14, 2016. No Comments.

bee and scroll left

The Master Gardeners of Summit County Thank you for attending this year’s annual Tour of Gardens.

Read more about how Master Gardeners benefit the community here: MASTER GARDENER BROCHURE

See you next year!!!

Proceeds from the Tour of Gardens support Summit County Master Gardener projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based education and good gardening practices. Summit County Master Gardeners are affiliated with The Ohio State University Extension and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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 winter programs in 2017. 

January 25


Photo: Becky Ramskogler

This Is Not Your Grandpa’s Garden:
Better Ideas for a Modern Vegetable Garden.
Presented by Heather Stafinsky and Jan Becker,
Summit County Master Gardeners.

February 22

Pruning Techniques for Healthy Plant Growth.
Presented by Laura Esposito, Park Manager,
Nature Realm, Summit Metro Parks.

March 22

Native Orchids of the Great Lakes Region.
Presented by Thomas Sampliner, Orchid Enthusiast


08 02 14_7102

Hope to see you there!

2016 Summit County Master Gardener Grants

Posted by cherylm at Mar 18, 2014. No Comments.

Announcing the 2016 grant recipients!

With money raised by the Annual Tour of Gardens, the Summit County Master Gardeners will contribute to 4 educational garden projects in Summit County this year.

1. The Cascade Locks Park Association will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 educational gardens, an 1800’s type kitchen garden adjacent to the Mustill home and a memorial garden using native woodland plants. The latter is in recognition of 3 Akron citizens who integral in the reconstruction of the Mustill store site. The area is visited by as many as 900 school children on field trips and 6000 visitors to the site annually.
2. University of Akron Field Station in the Bath Nature Preserve will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 workshops and the installation of a rain garden adjacent to their remodeled field station. There are many people/organizations involved in this project that the committee is excited about establishing a SCMG connection; more on that later.
3. Middlebury/Liberty Community Gardens will receive $500.00. They are starting a public community garden on land adjacent to their chapel. They have already secured a large portion of the moneys needed to begin this project and have started plants.
4. South Street Ministries Community Garden will receive $500.00. This organization will use the money to create a youth garden and program. The have a long-standing relationship with Let’s Grow Akron and have also already received other money to support this project.

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season!

Call us with your gardening questions at 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3

Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March 1 through October 25, 2016

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.

Sign Up for Email Updates

Gardening Calendar
  • 01/01/2016Daily Garden Tips
AEC v1.0.4
Donate to Summit MG

Hit Counter provided by recruiting services