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Posted by cherylu at Mar 1, 2017. No Comments.

DSC_0072In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department Master Gardeners will be giving talks this spring on a variety of topics of interest to gardeners.
These talks are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Lakefront (Boyd D. Esler Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. The talks are FREE!! For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-734-4121.
The talks this spring are:
March 1st — Seed Starting 101 by Heather Stafinsky
April 5th — Creating a Wildlife Friendly Landscape by Jan Becker
May 3rd — Totally Terrific Tomatoes by Lee Paulson
June 7th — Growing Peppers by Pat Ungashick

Please plan to join us.

Also offered this growing season will be a series of coffee chats with Master Gardeners.  The first scheduled chat is as follows:

Get Your Garden Growing!
Join Summit County Master Gardeners for a “Coffee Chat” discussion about simple spring vegetable planting on Tuesday, March 28 from 9-10 am at the Springfield Township Lakefront (Boyd Ester Senior/Community) Center, 2491 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH. This event is free and open to the public and will be facilitated by the members of the Vegetable Gardening Practicum Committee. Coffee will be provided by the Senior Center.

2017 Saturday Gardening Series Set for March 4 and 11

Posted by cherylu at Feb 1, 2017. No Comments.

This year’s Saturday Gardening Series will be held on Saturday, March 4, and Saturday, March 11, from 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM (doors open at 8:45) at Presentation of Our Lord Orthodox Church, 3365 Ridgewood Road in Fairlawn, Ohio 44333.Ridgewood Road.  Registration for the full two-day series is $60 per person; one day tickets are $37.50. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. (To register, click here.) To check about day of weather alerts, check this site.

Cheryl Chernega will present two topics March 4

Cheryl Chernega will present two topics March 4

Presenting on March 4th:

Carol Chernega, author of A Dream House: Exploring the Literary Homes of England and has been published in a variety of magazines including Pennsylvania Gardener and National Wildlife. She will present two topics: How to Design an English Garden and Pruning Shrubs.
Bill Zawiski, supervisor of the Water Quality Group, Ohio EPA Northeast District office. Topic: Lake Erie, Our Watery Friend to the North.
Lisa Pfeifer, Educational Program Manager, Agricultural Safety and Health Program at The Ohio State University. Topic: Gardening as We Age.

Presenting on March 11th-
John Niebel, Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer. Topic: Drip Irrigation for Your Home Made Easy.
Donniella Winchell, Executive Director, Ohio Wine Producers Association and chair of their Vintage Ohio wine festival. Topic: The Wines We Grow…How, Why, Where and What.
Ashley Kulhanek, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator in Medina County. Topic: Using Phenology in the Landscape

Eric Barrett, Assistant Professor and the OSU Extension Educator in Mahoning County. Topic: Gardening Myths and Legends.

2017 Design & Beyond’s “Art in the Garden” Saturday, January 21, 2017

Posted by cherylu at Nov 23, 2016. No Comments.

Thank you for attending this year’s Design & Beyond!
Our presenters were:
Janet Macunovich, co-owner of Perennial Favorites, a garden and landscape design firm –  “When Trashing the Landscape is a Good Thing” and “Rockit Science” (stone in the landscape)
Jacqueline Kowalski, MA, Extension Educator, OSU Extension – “Everything You Wanted to Know About Permaculture”
Kim Hawkins, Master Gardener – “The Art of Gardening: Learning from Monet’s Gardens and Art”
Carol Palansky, ISA Certified arborist, horticulturist and landscape designer –Design challenges; Problems & Solutions for Landscapes of Today “

Master Gardeners will earn 6 CEs for the symposium. No refunds after January 6. Questions???  Call 330-854-5409.

For those wishing to see “The Art of Gardening: Learning from Monet’s Gardens and Art powerpoint on their own computers, please click on the following link, courtesy of Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County.  Prepared by Pat Mraz and Kim Hawkins.

monet art-garden talk SHORT VERSION 

Carol Palansky also sent a copy of her presentation:

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Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Mar 19, 2014. 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. 

Please join us for our winter programs in 2017. 



January 25

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.

February 22

Pruning Techniques for Healthy Plant Growth.
Presented by Laura Esposito, Park Manager,
Nature Realm, Summit Metro Parks.

March 22

Native Orchids of the Great Lakes Region.
Presented by Thomas Sampliner, Orchid Enthusiast


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Hope to see you there!

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 will start on Tuesday,  March 7, 2017.  The Hotline is every Tuesday, from 9:00 am until noon, through October.
Call 330-928-4769, option 3.

You can also ask your gardening questions on line!  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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