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We’re hiring!

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Nov 5, 2019. No Comments.

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Summit County are seeking applications for a volunteer coordinator.  This opportunity is a contract position. Click here for more details and job description.

To submit your application, please email a cover letter,  an updated resume or CV, and list three (3) references to Jacqueline Kowalski kowalski.124@osu.edu or Nick Katanic nkatanic@roadrunner.com.




Posted by cherylu at Nov 4, 2019. No Comments.

All who enjoy gardening are invited to attend this annual symposium featuring three renowned gardening experts.  

Niki Jabbour’s book may be pre-ordered at registration

Keynote Speaker: Niki Jabbour,  “Veggie Garden Remix”




Cindy Tibbetts: “Clematis: Queen of Flowering Vines”


Dennis James, Owner of DJs Greenhouse in Transfer, PA: Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas



Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: Doors open at 8:00 am. Keynote speaker program begins at 9:00 am. Program ends at 2:30 pm

Place: The Tangier: Banquets & Catering
532 West Market Street Akron Ohio 44303

To register and for additional details on our three great speakers and their topics click here.

Also featured: Door Prizes & 50/50 Raffle, Book Sales & Signing
Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch featuring Soup, Salad and Dessert Bar

D&B qualifies for 5 Master Gardener CE hours.

Please note that all sales are final and no refunds will be given.

Upcoming Garden Events, Tips, Soil Kits, Seed Sharing, Helpful Links, Herb Survey AND MORE.

Posted by cherylu at Mar 8, 2019. No Comments.


Missouri Botanical Garden Succulent Wreath


 ALSO, LOOK BELOW FOR UPCOMING MASTER GARDENER EVENTS…”MEET ME IN THE GARDEN” AT  F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron. COFFEE CHATS AT Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road will resume in the spring.

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 22, 2020.   

Photo – C. Manson

January 22 – Backyard Bugs:  Good, Bad and the Hungry!
Presented by Ashly Kulhanek, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

February 26 – Home and Garden Hardscapes, 
presented by Dave Thomas, R. G. Thomas Landscape and Design

March 25 – Phenology:  Using Nature’s Calendar to Predict Plant Bloom and Insect Activity,
presented by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollination Education.  OSU Dept. of Entomology/Extension


Hope to see you there!


Posted by cherylu at Oct 20, 2018. No Comments.

Summit County Master Gardeners and the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee will be offering a new series of free Coffee Chats during the  2020 gardening season at the Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road, Akron 44312.   Watch this space for new dates next year.


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 starts on Tuesday,  March 3, 2020.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October 27.
Call 234-226-6639.

You can also ask your gardening questions online!  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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