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  • 04/05/2017 7:00 pmSpring Garden Talk series
  • 05/03/2017 7:00 pmSpring Garden Talk series
  • 05/24/2017 7:00 pmMeet Me in the Garden
  • 06/07/2017 7:00 pmSpring Garden Talk series
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Posted by cherylu at Mar 1, 2017. No Comments.

DSC_0072In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department Master Gardeners will be giving talks this spring 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 Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. The talks are FREE!! For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-734-4121.
The talks this spring are:
March 1st — Seed Starting 101 by Heather Stafinsky
April 5th — Creating a Wildlife Friendly Landscape by Jan Becker
May 3rd — Totally Terrific Tomatoes by Lee Paulson
June 7th — Growing Peppers by Pat Ungashick

Please plan to join us.

Also offered this growing season will be a series of coffee chats with Master Gardeners.  The first scheduled chat is as follows:

Get Your Garden Growing!
Join Summit County Master Gardeners for a “Coffee Chat” discussion about simple spring vegetable planting on Tuesday, March 28 from 9-10 am at the Springfield Township Lakefront (Boyd Ester Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH. This event is free and open to the public and will be facilitated by the members of the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee. Coffee will be provided by the Senior Center.

Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Mar 19, 2014. 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. 

Please join us for our Spring/Summer programs in 2017. 

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                                         Hope to see you there!

May 24, 2017

Explore the many species of tropical plants and how to care for them in Northeast Ohio.
Presented by Jacqueline Kowalski
Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources,OSU Extension,
Summit County

June 28, 2017

Small Space Gardening
Learn how to make the most of small garden spaces.
Presented by Elizabeth Kresse, Summit Metro Parks

July 26, 2017

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: Designing and Maintaining Public and Historic Landscapes
Discover some of the methods and challenges of restoring and maintaining a once private estate into a public garden showpiece.
Presented by Shelley Funai, LIC, Grounds Manager,  Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

August 23, 2017

Pollinators in the Garden
Understand the importance of pollinators and how to create an environment to attract them.
Presented by Randall Mitchell, Professor of Biology, University of Akron

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is Open for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline will start on Tuesday,  March 7, 2017.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October.
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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