Posted by cherylu at Apr 15, 2014.
The Master Gardeners of Summit County invite the community to attend this year’s annual Tour of Gardens which will highlight seven “Gardens of Distinction” and one special “Secret Garden” (available only to patrons).
ON-LINE REGISTRATION FOR THE PATRON BREAKFAST/TOUR IS AVAILABLE NOW. THERE ARE THREE LEVELS OF SUPPORT: GOLD $100, SILVER $80, AND BRONZE $60. CLICK HERE: REGISTER FOR PATRON BREAKFAST/TOUR
GENERAL TOUR TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON-LINE HERE MAY 1 AND AT THE FOLLOWING GARDEN CENTERS.
Dayton Nursery and Garden Center, 3459 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton
Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 Waterloo Rd., Akron
Graf Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Akron
Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Rd., Peninsula
Cost for this year’s GENERAL TOUR ticket is $20. Proceeds benefit the Tour of Gardens Partner’s Grants, which support educational horticulture programs. Mark your calendars now to buy your GENERAL TOUR tickets on May 1 either here or at one of the garden centers listed above.
Posted by cherylm at Feb 19, 2012.
Join the Meet Me In The Garden committee for our free gardening programs this spring and summer at The F. A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd Akron, OH. Our programs start at 7:00 pm.
Save the dates!
May 28, Gardening For Pollinators, Learn How to create habitats for pollinators. Presented by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, OSU Dept. of Entomology
June 25, Tough Plants for Tough Places, Discover a variety of plant options for those challenging spaces in any garden. Presented by Noel Akin, Director of Communications and Education, Petitti Garden Ctr.
July 23, The Faces of Conservation, Learn how to be better stewards of the fragile, intertwined ecosystems of plants and animals. Presented by Judy Semroc, Conservation Specialist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
August 27, Beyond Daffodils, Tulips and Spring, Explore the wide variety of bulbs in the garden for year round enjoyment. Presented by Jeanne Poremski, Master Gardener.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by cherylm at Mar 4, 2014.
The Master Gardener Hotline is up and running. We have volunteers available to answer your gardening questions on Tuesdays, from 9 am until 12 noon. You may also come into the Summit County Extension Office during hotline hours to speak with the Master Gardeners.
The Hotline phone number is 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3 or 23.
The Ohio State University Extension Office is located at 2525 State Road in Cuyahoga Falls, Suite 250. Please enter from the second floor of the rear parking deck.
Posted by cherylm at Jan 12, 2014.
Summit County Master Gardeners provide annual grants to nonprofit, educational, or public entities in Summit County for garden or horticulture-related projects with an educational component. The programs which were awarded grants last year reached approximately 3,900 people. This year 24 applications were submitted. The committee members reviewed all the applications and awarded 9 grants for a total of $5,867.40. This brings the total of the grants awarded since the program’s inception to over $42,000.
The 2014 Grant recipients are:
Personal Health Partner (PHP) Program Cultivating Health and Nutrition through Gardening Education (CHANGE) which will help low-income elderly citizens to grow container gardens on their apartment balconies.
Crouse CLC School/Community Garden which will provide a place for neighbors and students to meet and share a common interest in gardening and provide healthy food for their families, supply community members with knowledge they need to garden, and provide students and community members of all ages and abilities an accessible place to garden.
Food Forest of Glendale Steps which will revitalize the historic Glendale Steps (a neglected WPA work project that is still open to the public) into permaculture demonstration gardens.
Haven of Rest Resident Men’s Garden Project which will allow the participants to develop teamwork skills beneficial in the workplace and also gain the knowledge and experience to be able to grow their own food which will help them to be more self-sufficient.
Let’s Grow Akron Community Composting Cooperative which will set up well-managed composting operations at three garden sites in the city to be teaching models that demonstrate best composting practices to promote community composting as an integral part of community gardening.
Pilgrim UCC Community Gardens Cold Frame Project which will build three cold frames to use in the existing garden boxes, created last year, to extend the growing season and offer fresh produce to church members and Free Community Lunch clients earlier in the Spring and later into the Fall
Springfield Township Park Board Pollinator Garden which will be used as an outdoor classroom for educational purposes by boy/girl scouts, students, and the community-at-large.
Salvation Army Learning Zone Butterfly Garden and Certified Monarch Way Station which will provide an educational opportunity for the children of The Learning Zone to explore agriculture, nature and good stewardship of the earth through the restoration of monarch butterfly habitat.
Harry Donovan, Jr. Valor Home Peace Garden which will provide homeless veterans practical instruction on how to become partially self-sufficient in raising vegetables and fruits to help maintain a healthy diet when they graduate from their residential program and to learn about the nutritional components filled by eating vegetables and fruits.
Posted by cherylu at Dec 28, 2013.
A monthly gardening series will be offered by Master Gardeners of Summit County in conjunction with the Richfield Parks and Recreation Department starting in January and running through June. The series will be presented the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Eastwoood Preserve House, 4712 Streetsboro Rd.
- January 9th – The ABC’s of Growing Vegetables
- February 13th – Seed Starting 101
- March 13th - Gardening by Nature’s Calendar
- April 10th – Eight Herbs You Really Must Grow
- May 8th – Terrific Tomatoes
- June 12th – Pull in the Power of Pollinators
Sign up for a class for only $5.00 or the series of 6 for only $20. Call the Recreation Center at (330) 659-5818 to sign up or mail in the registration form from their web site: www.richfieldvillageohio.org