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Saturday Gardening Series Will Help You Garden

Posted by cherylu at Jan 18, 2015. No Comments.

Join us on March 7 and March 14 for this year’s Saturday Gardening Series from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4700 S. Main Street, Akron OH 44319. Pre-registration is required.Both sessions will feature exciting speakers, visual presentations and demonstrations along with raffles and door prizes. ThHANDS LOGOe cost for the full series (both dates) is $60. One day tickets are $37.50. A continental breakfast and box lunch are included. Featured speakers will be:

March 7
Jeanne Poremski, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer – “A Thoughtful Approach to Gardening in the Shade.”
Bon Rensel, Cleveland Botanical Gardens – “Container Gardening Though Four Seasons.”
Eric Barrett, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Extension – Mahoning County – “Basics of Backyard Fruit Production.”
Carrie Elvey, Naturalist, The Wilderness Center in Wilmont, OH – “Monarchs 101.”

March 14
Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honeybee and Native Pollinator Education The Ohio State University Department of Entomology – “Gardening for Pollinators”
Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer – “Bring a Tropical Flair to Your Garden – Grow Cannas!”
Ann Brandt, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer – “Cover Crops for Health Garden Soil.”
Francesa Peduto Hand, Assistant Professor, Ornamental/Turf Pathology, The Ohio State University –”Diagnosing Common Plant Problems.”

To register and to learn more about the speakers, click here.

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 26, 2015. No refunds after February 26. Master Gardeners earn 4 Master Gardener CE hours for each day.


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

Grants for horticulture related projects, programs, or events are again being
offered through the Partner Grant Program of Summit County Master Gardeners, a
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with The Ohio State University Summit
County Extension.
Grants for a maximum of $500 may be awarded this year to a qualifying nonprofit,
educational or public organization in Summit County. The grant will be awarded in
the spring, and must be used within a 12-month period. To be eligible for this
year’s grants the applicant must not have received a grant from the Summit
County Master Gardeners in the last 3 years.
All projects must be garden or horticulture related and must have an
educational element and to be considered for a grant.
Application information is available here by clicking on the Grants link under
the Resources tab above.

The deadline for the application is February 21, 2015.
For additional information contact Karen Petterson at mgscgrants@gmail.com.


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.

david, 12'1Please 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 summer series!  Our 2015 winter series will begin on January 28.

Here is a brief schedule for our winter programs:

January 28, 2015 – Connecting Children to the Wonders of Nature by Master Gardener Marietta Tromp.

February 25, 2015 – Home Owners Managing Storm Water by Tom Dayton

March 25, 2015 – Bath Nature Preserve by Alan Garner

Save the dates!

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.  Be sure to visit us in March!

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