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  • 02/27/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden 1CEU
  • 03/02/2019 8:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
  • 03/09/2019 8:00 amSaturday Gardening Series
  • 03/27/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden 1CEU
  • 05/22/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden 1CEU
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Posted by cherylu at Jan 6, 2019. No Comments.

Join Summit County Master Gardeners at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Rd, Akron, OH 44313, for two full days of informative gardening presentations (four speakers each session), silent auction, raffle baskets, book sales, bulb sales, and more. Doors open at 8 am with sessions going until 2:30 pm. Full details available at the registration link below.

No tickets will sold at the door. You must be pre-registered. Registration will close on February 18. Cost is $37.50 for one day or $60 for both days. Buffet breakfast and lunch are included in fee. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

The speakers and topics include:
March 2
“Hops in the Backyard,” Jaqueline Kowalski will cover the basics of backyard hop production, including variety selection, cultural practices and disease management.
“Untold Stories of the Garden,” Danae Wolfe will share some steadfast survival and reproduction rituals to pollination and even charming tales of maternal care, as insects and spiders keep our gardens buzzing with adventure.
“Cacti and Succulents in the Garden,” Bill Hendricks will help us identify what succulents can be grown successfully in our hardiness zone and share guidelines on soil requirements and preparation as well as drainage concerns.
“Shade Gardening Using Native Woodland Wildflowers,” Garrett Ormiston will discuss how native woodland plants can be incorporated into a shade garden setting to create a more interesting, aesthetically pleasing, and biologically-diverse garden.

March 9th

“Successfully Growing Figs in Containers, “ Peter Kennedy will tell us how a fruit
tree commonly grown in the Mediterranean can thrive and be productively wintered over here in Ohio with knowledge and careful planning,
“Ohio Forests: They’re Not Just Trees,” Robin Christensen will help us take a
look at the state of Ohio forests: how they have changed over the years, how those changes affect wildlife and how we all play a vital role in forest health.
“What is a Watershed?”, Kate Chapel will educate us on what watersheds are and how they influence what plants can be grown successfully on your site.
“Continual Color without Continual Hassle!” Laura Deeter will help us learn some of the science behind color theory and tips, hints, and techniques for all gardeners to put to use this season.

Master Gardeners receive 4 CEUs for EACH date.



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, 2019.   

Photo: C. Manson

January 23 – Amazing Bees, presented by Randall Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron

February 27 – Fun and Interesting Annuals, presented by Betsy Kollman Bresky, Owner and President, Kollman’s Greenhouse, Inc.

March 27 – Wolcott Lilac Garden, presented by Dr. Robert Zavodny, President, International Lilac Society                                                      

Hope to see you there!


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.




Posted by cherylu at Apr 12, 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:

March 12 – “Seed Starting” with Lee Paulson  March 26 – “Waking up the Garden in Spring ”  (A group discussion with Master Gardeners

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 will start 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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