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TO ALL WHO BRAVED THE WEATHER AND MADE
THIS YEAR’S TOUR OF GARDENS A SUCCESS!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE GARDEN OWNERS
WHO OPENED THEIR GARDENS FOR THE TOUR.
HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
Proceeds from the Patron Breakfast and General Tour support Summit County Master Gardeners projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based educational and good gardening practices.
We are happy to announce the Summit County Master Gardener Partner Grant recipients for 2015. While there were many worthwhile applications submitted, the committee decide these 4 most closely met the criteria for the grant.
1. Barberton Middle School will receive $497.00 for improvements to their existing Magical Garden Grows Up,including raised handicap accessible beds. This garden has been a been a collaborative effort including the High School and the city’s beautification department along with the the MS’s science department and health department’s curriculum. The garden is used to grow flowers and food that students take home and sell at the Barberton Farmer’s market. This year’s project will allow the garden to serve all the students as an instructional area.
2. The NIHF STEM High School will receive $497.00 for supplies for propagating at least 1000 native plants by 5 Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) interns that will be selected from their High School. The native plants are part of a habitat restoration project, a Cuyahoga Valley National Park Division of Resource Management and an AmeriCorps Volunteers-In-Service-to-America (VISTA) collaboration and they will be supervising the project from propagation to restoration.
3. The University of Akron will receive $496.52 to create a culinary garden to be used in a partnership with the nutrition and dietetics school, the school of Law, Law and Leadership Institute, their Center for Child Development and the Akron City Mason School. Student educators will instruct community participants about gardening, nutrition, food prep and cooking. The Participants will be participating in all aspects of gardening; plant selection, planting and care, and harvesting.
4. The Spring Garden Waldorf School will receive $500.00 for supplies for their garden curriculum. The school has a hands-on, year round, science of gardening and growing curriculum, that supports a large garden where all the students work and learn. The school also supports the community through produce donations and plant donations to community organizations.
Thank you for joining us for our summer series! Please join us for our winter programs in 2016.
Hope to see you there!
The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season
You can call our Horticulture Hotline to ask a garden-related questionand get advice from our experts.
Just call 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3
Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March through October
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