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Are you interested in providing service to our communities? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you want to know more about botany, soil, and insects? Do you want to be part of a dynamic group that likes to have fun and share their knowledge?
Ohio State University Extension Summit County and the Summit County Master Gardeners Volunteers are pleased to announce that we are currently accepting applications for the 2016 Basic Training Class. The class will be held on Wednesday nights beginning in August. There are also 3 day classes (please see application for more detailed information).
Applications will be accepted until June 1st, but space is limited, so don’t delay! We are looking forward to receiving your application.
Click here for application: 2016 MGV Basic Training Application
In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department Summit County Master Gardeners will be giving three talks this spring on topics of interest to gardeners.These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Boyd Esler Springfield Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312.
The talks are FREE!! The public is welcome.
For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.
March 2nd will be Early Garden Strategies, Part 1 by Geoff Kennedy
April 6th will be Early Garden Strategies, Part 2 by Jan Becker
May 4th will be Totally Terrific Tomatoes by Lee Paulson
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 summer programs in 2016.May 25, 2016 How to make a Living Succulent Wreath With Priscilla Kiehl Summit County Master Gardener Ohio Weeds Specialist June 23, 2016 Cultivating Carnivorous Plants With Julia Wiesenberg
Summit County Master Gardener Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist July 27, 2016 Rain Gardens & Water Management With Michelle Studer Director of Facilities & Grounds
Akron Zoological Park Summit County Master Gardener August 24, 2016 Woodland Wildflowers - Conservation and Propagation With Jane Rogers Wildflower Enthusiast & Photographer
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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