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2015 Tour of Gardens Patron Breakfast Tickets on Sale Now!

Posted by cherylu at Apr 17, 2015. No Comments.

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We are now offering early registration for the Patron Breakfast Secret Garden.  This special garden and breakfast is reserved for patrons only.  Sign up and enjoy this unique beautiful garden setting and a special breakfast catered by Moe’s for you and your guests.  Afterward, you will begin this years’ Tour of Gardens, which highlights six other unique gardens in our area.                                          

There are two levels of support: 

Platinum – $100 and Gold $65

Proceeds from the Patron Breakfast will support Summit County Master Gardeners projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based educational and good gardening practices.  Click Here to Register



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.

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 winter series!  Here are our Spring/Summer programs.

 May 27 – A Closer Look – Garden and Insect Photography – Learn how to to take great photos of the flowers and insects in your landscape while exploring the many creatures that call your garden home.

Presented by Danae Wolfe, OSU Extension A and R Educator, Summit County  10847791_773747835995601_6887810426773400290_n

June 24  - Great English Gardens – Tour eight famous English Gardens through the eyes of a professional garden designer.  Presented by Cara Smith, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer

July 22 - Enhancing and Embellishing Your Garden – Learn some tricks and tips to add variety and beauty to your garden.  

Presented by Lisa Graf, Partner, Graf Growers Garden Center

August 26 – Dahlias – Everything you’d ever want to know about selecting, planting, growing and storing dahlias for maximum enjoyment.  

Presented by Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer

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Hope to see you there!


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.

Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season
You can call our Horticulture Hotline to ask a garden-related questionand get advice from our experts.

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

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