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Posted by cherylm at Jan 13, 2015. No Comments.

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.


Posted by cherylu at Jan 6, 2015. No Comments.

Once again the Community Gardening Committee of the Summit County Master Gardeners will be partnering with the Parks Departments of
Richfield and Springfield to present a series of talks on vegetable gardening.  These talks will be presented from February through June. DSC_0311

This year’s titles will be:

February–Gardening from the Ground Up (it is all about the soil), Mary Beth Breckenridge

March-Start Your Own Seeds, Heather Stafinsky

April-Herbs for Teas, Spirits and Medicine, Sherilyn Medkeff

May-Growing Terrific Tomatoes, Lee Paulson

June-Keep your Garden Growing All Season Long, Geoff Kennedy

The talks in Springfield are on the First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Springfield Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron44312.  The Springfield talks are free.  For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.

The talks in Richfield are on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Eastwood Preserve House, 4712 Streetsboro Rd., Richfield.  The cost is $5 per person.  To register, call 330-659-5818 or mail in the registration form from the Richfield website, www.richfieldvillageohio.org.   Walk-ins are welcome.

Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Feb 19, 2012. No Comments.

bath-nature-reservePlease 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 start at 7:00 pm. 

Thank you for joining us for our winter series!  

Here is a brief schedule for our remaining winter programs:

March 25, 2015 – Bath Nature Preserve by Alan Garner

Save the date!

Hope to see you there!

Master Gardener Hotline

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

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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