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2016 Design & Beyond Set for Saturday, January 23

Posted by cherylu at Nov 10, 2015. No Comments.

coronadoSummit County Master Gardeners invite the members of the community to join us for this year’s exciting Design & Beyond Symposium.

Learn more about the overall benefits of a green lifestyle from this year’s keynote speaker, Shawana Coronado. As a radio and TV personality, author, and social media blogger, Shawana advocates a green lifestyle and healthy living. She educates audiences about organic gardening and beneficial diet, food, and health practices through her organic living media.  She will present two sessions :
• “Creative Ideas for Building a Suburban Water Saving Ornamental Edible Garden”
• “ How to Grow 35 to 40 Organic Plants Within a 2 Square Foot Garden”

Also presenting are:

• Bill Hahn, Registered Landscape Architect, Certified Arborist/Municipal Specialist
Historic trees: “The biggest and Oldest Trees that are Almost Deified Around
the World”

• Doug Parkinson, Four Star/Proven Winners “New & Must Haves from Proven Winners – containers and landscape ideas”

• Fred Thaxton, Owner: Thaxton’s Organic Garlic Topic: Growing Garlic Sustainably

Cost for this year’s symposium is $50 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

When: January 23, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.)

3204 Ridgewood Road
Akron, OH 44333

(Click here to register for the symposium). Note that we have moved the location this year from St. Sebastian’s in order to provide more room, but this symposium sells out, so register early.  If you have questions or need to register by mail, call 234-525-8278.

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.


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.

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. 

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!

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is CLOSED for the season!

Just call 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3
Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March through October

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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