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  • 07/24/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden
  • 08/15/2019 6:00 pmGOOD GARDENS SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN
  • 08/28/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden
  • 09/19/2019 6:00 pmGOOD GARDENS EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON
  • 10/17/2019 6:00 pmGOOD GARDENS ANNUAL SEED SWAP
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2019 TOUR OF GARDENS

Posted by cherylu at Apr 26, 2019. No Comments.


Summit County Master Gardeners thank the community for their support and the six garden owners who graciously shared their retreats and opened their private gardens for our 19th year. Master Gardener Volunteers enjoyed interacting with the those who attend the Tour… answering questions and pointing out special features of the gardens. The Tour gave us chance to meet people & have one-on-one interactions.  Our common love of gardening was fun to share. 

The 2019 Tour of Gardens sold out early, as did the patron event.  Proceeds from the Tour of Gardens support our educational initiatives in the community.

Also, we thank the area garden centers who sold tickets:  The Bird Store & More, Graf Growers, Dayton Nursery, Donzell’s Garden Center and Suncrest Gardens. 

Our 20th anniversary tour will be in June 2020.  Watch this website for information.  Buy your tickets early in 2020!

Katharine Blair and Nick Katanic

Co-chairs, 2019 Tour of Gardens

                                                        

Proceeds from the Tour of Gardens support Summit County Master Gardener programs and initiatives promoting local research-based educational and good gardening practices.

 

 

 


Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Master Gardener Class

Posted by cherylm at Mar 25, 2019. No Comments.

We are currently accepting applications for the next Master Gardener class beginning in mid to late  August 2019.    If interested please email your name and email address to the Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator at scmgvcoordinator@yahoo.com  or click on the application link below.

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For a program overview of OSU’s Master Gardener program, please click on the “Become a Master Gardener” header above.


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

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

KEEP UP WITH YOUR GARDEN PLANS!

READ YOUR JULY COMMUNITY GARDENING NEWSLETTER HERE.  

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


Good Gardens

Posted by cherylm at Mar 3, 2019. No Comments.

Good Gardens is a FREE educational program for community gardeners and home gardeners alike. Join local experts to learn about a variety of topics. While you’re there, check out the community garden for inspiration!

All programs are on the third Thursday of the month from April to October, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Goodyear Heights Lodge West Room: 2077 Newton Street, Akron

JULY 18 – GOOD GARDENS: PRESERVING YOUR HARVEST

AUGUST 15 – GOOD GARDENS: SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN

SEPTEMBER 19 – GOOD GARDENS: EXTENDING THE GROWING SEASON

October 17 – GOOD GARDENS: ANNUAL SEED SWAP


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 Spring/Summer programs will begin in May, 2019.   

May 22Your Outdoor Green Carpet, presented by
Charles Behnke, OSU Horticulture Educator, Lorain Co., retired.

June 26 – Creating Iconic Landscapes, presented by
Kyle Lukes PLA, ASLA. Senior Landscape Architect, Environmental Design Group.

July 24 – Travels Through Horticulture, presented by JimFunai, Professor of Horticulture, Cuyahoga Community College, and Shelley Funai, Grounds Manager,
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.

August 28 – Healing Gardens, presented by
Karen Kennedy  HTR, Horticultural Thereapist,
Teacher at Horticultural Therapy Institute and HT Consultant.                                                   

Hope to see you there!


FREE COFFEE CHATS IN 2019

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

Summit County Master Gardeners and the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee will be conducting a series of free Coffee Chats during the 2019 gardening season the Lakefront Community Center located at 2491 Canfield Road, Akron 44312.  Join the discussion at 9 am.   No reservations required.  PLEASE NOTE COFFEE CHATS ARE ON FRIDAY.

 

FRIDAY, July 12 – “Pollinators” by Mary Simonelli

FRIDAY, July 26 – “Favorite Garden Tools” – Group Discussion led by Cathy Moore

FRIDAY, August 9 – “Honeybees” – Mike Conley, Urban Honeybee

FRIDAY, August 23 – “Invasive Weeds/Species” by Lee Paulson and Deidre Betancourt

FRIDAY, September 13 – “Gardening Strategies 2020” – by Lee Paulson

FRIDAY, September 27 – “Raised Garden Beds” – by Frank Crawford Spinelli

FRIDAY, October 4 – Leaf Casting or Hypertufa – by Nancy Clark

 

All are welcome. Coffee will be provided.


Master Gardener Hotline

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

The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season!

The Summit County Master Gardener Hotline starts on Tuesday,  March 5, 2019.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October 30.
Call 330-928-4769.

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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