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  • 02/26/2020 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
  • 02/29/2020 8:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
  • 03/07/2020 8:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
  • 03/12/2020 2:00 pmRegina Hort
  • 03/25/2020 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
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Saturday Gardening Series February 29 and March 7, 2020

Posted by cherylu at Jan 14, 2020. No Comments.

Please join us on February 29 and March 7, 2020 for the Saturday Gardening Series. We’ll have four informative speakers per day, a silent auction, raffle baskets and a books & bulbs sale. A breakfast buffet and lunch are also included. The cost is $60 for both days or $37.50 for one day. The series runs from 8 am to 3 pm both dates. Location:  Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron – Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313

To register, click here.

February 29th Presentations

  • Jacqueline Kowalski, OSU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator for Summit County, will let us in on a new, trendy color palette of “non-color” options for your garden in her talk Color Isn’t Everything!
  • Sex in the Garden, presented by Master Gardener Volunteer Phyllis Mihalik, will detail the whole spicy story of the special interaction between flowers, insects and birds in nature.
  • A horticulturist at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Amp Giles will explore the vast array of plants used in the perfume industry in From Garden to Bottle: Plants of the Perfume Industry.
  • Arborist John Palmer will help us avoid mistakes in the garden which can lead to our garden landscapes being much less sustainable in Deforestation by Design©.

March 7th Presentations

  • Dan Hermes, VP of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company will address concerns of climate change and its effects in Climate Change, Forest, and Arboriculture: As Earth Warms, Trees Feel the Heat.  In Where Would We Be Without Birds?
  • Jamey Emmert, Wildlife Communications Specialist for the Division of Wildlife’s Northeast Ohio district will share how Conservationists literally saved billions of birds 100 years ago as well as the importance of these feathered creatures to us now.
  • Aaron Wilson, Atmospheric Scientist at The Ohio State University, will help us explore differences between weather and climate. He’ll share how the changes in climate affect our landscapes as well as what is projected for our future in Weather and Climate Impacts on Gardening in Ohio.
  • In Fun with Plant Families! Jim Chatfield, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist with The Ohio State University, will inspire us to step out of our comfort zones and try new things in the garden.

Master Gardeners will receive 4 CE’s for each day.

If you have any questions or problems registering, please email us at this email address: greenbleugran@gmail.com

Summit County Master Gardeners, PO Box 1164, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

Save the Date!

Posted by Lisa Treen at Jan 13, 2020. No Comments.


Posted by cherylu at Dec 6, 2019. No Comments.

At their December 5 Holiday Program and Party presented by the Continuing Education Committee, Summit County Master Gardeners gathered to celebrate 25 years of gardening and educational experiences.  Since 1994, Summit County Ohio State University Extension Educators have trained 22 classes of Master Gardener Volunteers, resulting in 390 graduates!  Those graduates have served the community with over 109,858 volunteer hours.

At the event, former educators Jim Chatfield, Denise Ellsworth, via video Danae Wolfe, and current educator Jacqueline Kowalski related their memories and experiences. (To see Danae Wolfe’s YouTube video (click here).

In 2020, Master Gardener Volunteers will present three major public programs:  Design & Beyond, January 11; Saturday Gardening Series, February 29 and March 7; and the annual Tour of Gardens, June 27.

Currently D&B is taking reservations (see posting below). Saturday Gardening Series registration opens Jan 3. Look for details on this website for these and other programs.



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

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Missouri Botanical Garden Succulent Wreath


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

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 Winter programs will begin in January 22, 2020.   

Photo – C. Manson

January 22 – Backyard Bugs:  Good, Bad and the Hungry!
Presented by Ashly Kulhanek, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

February 26 – Home and Garden Hardscapes, 
presented by Dave Thomas, R. G. Thomas Landscape and Design

March 25 – Phenology:  Using Nature’s Calendar to Predict Plant Bloom and Insect Activity,
presented by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollination Education.  OSU Dept. of Entomology/Extension


Hope to see you there!


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

Summit County Master Gardeners and the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee will be offering a new series of free Coffee Chats during the  2020 gardening season at the Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road, Akron 44312.   

3/13/2020   Seed Starting;  presented by Lee Paulson

3/27/2020  Best Practices in Home Pesticide Use;  presented by Jacqueline Kowalski

4/17/2020  Plan(t) to Maximize Yield; presented by Geoff Kennedy


All are welcome. Coffee will be provided.

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is Closed for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline starts on Tuesday,  March 3, 2020.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October 27.
Call 234-226-6639.

You can also ask your gardening questions online!  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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