The Master Gardeners of Summit County Thank you for attending this year’s annual Tour of Gardens.
Read more about how Master Gardeners benefit the community here: MASTER GARDENER BROCHURE
See you next year!!!
Proceeds from the Tour of Gardens support Summit County Master Gardener projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based education and good gardening practices. Summit County Master Gardeners are affiliated with The Ohio State University Extension and is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Please 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.
Please join us for our winter programs in 2017.
This Is Not Your Grandpa’s Garden:
Better Ideas for a Modern Vegetable Garden.
Presented by Heather Stafinsky and Jan Becker,
Summit County Master Gardeners.
Pruning Techniques for Healthy Plant Growth.
Presented by Laura Esposito, Park Manager,
Nature Realm, Summit Metro Parks.
Native Orchids of the Great Lakes Region.
Presented by Thomas Sampliner, Orchid Enthusiast
Hope to see you there!
Announcing the 2016 grant recipients!
With money raised by the Annual Tour of Gardens, the Summit County Master Gardeners will contribute to 4 educational garden projects in Summit County this year.
1. The Cascade Locks Park Association will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 educational gardens, an 1800’s type kitchen garden adjacent to the Mustill home and a memorial garden using native woodland plants. The latter is in recognition of 3 Akron citizens who integral in the reconstruction of the Mustill store site. The area is visited by as many as 900 school children on field trips and 6000 visitors to the site annually.
2. University of Akron Field Station in the Bath Nature Preserve will receive $1000.00 to help fund 2 workshops and the installation of a rain garden adjacent to their remodeled field station. There are many people/organizations involved in this project that the committee is excited about establishing a SCMG connection; more on that later.
3. Middlebury/Liberty Community Gardens will receive $500.00. They are starting a public community garden on land adjacent to their chapel. They have already secured a large portion of the moneys needed to begin this project and have started plants.
4. South Street Ministries Community Garden will receive $500.00. This organization will use the money to create a youth garden and program. The have a long-standing relationship with Let’s Grow Akron and have also already received other money to support this project.
The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season!
Call us with your gardening questions at 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3
Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March 1 through October 25, 2016
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