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Mini-Makers Faire

Posted by cherylm at Aug 27, 2015. No Comments.

On September 19, 2015 from noon-4pm Summit County Master Gardener Volunteers will participate in the “Mini-Makers Faire” at Akron’s Main Library.

Our project is “Enhancing Pollinator Habitat with Home-Made Bee Houses”. Our booth will have two of these home-made bee houses on display as well as additional information on native pollinators and their food sources in the home garden.

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Free Fall Garden Talk Series

Posted by cherylm at Aug 25, 2015. 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 topics are:
September 2nd, Making the Most of Your Harvest, by Jan Becker

October 7th, Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter, by Geoff Kennedy

November 4th, Fruit Trees, by Jan Becker

December 2nd, History and Horticulture of the Holidays, by Lee Paulson

We hope that you will be able to join us for one, or all, of these talks.


2015 FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE

Posted by cherylm at May 5, 2015. No Comments.

2015 FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE

HIGHLAND SQUARE: 4-7 pm, Thursdays, June 4, July 2 and August 6

(West Market Street & Conger Avenue)

COPLEY: 3-7pm, Thursdays, June 18, July 16 and August 13

(1245 South Cleveland-Massillon Road)

TWINSBURG: 3-6:30pm, Thursdays, June 25, July 23, Aug 27 and Sept 24

(10075 Ravenna Road, off I-480 at SR91)

GREEN: 2-6pm, Tuesday, July 28

(1781 Town Park Blvd.)

HOWE MEADOW: 9am-noon, Saturdays, May 30, July 25 and Sept 5

(4040 Riverview Riverview Road)

STOW: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8

(1567 Pilgrim Drive)

HUDSON: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19

(Village Green at State Routes 91 and 303)


2015 Tour of Gardens Set for Saturday, June 27

Posted by cherylu at Apr 17, 2015. No Comments.

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THANK YOU

 

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.

 

 


2015 SUMMIT COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PARTNER GRANTS

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.


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


Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Feb 19, 2012. 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. 

Thank you for joining us for our summer series!  Please join us for our winter programs in 2016.

Information coming soon!
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Hope to see you there!


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