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  • 06/07/2019 9:00 amCOFFEE CHAT - ATTRACTING BLUEBIRDS
  • 06/18/2019 9:00 amCOFFEE CHAT Pruning Tomatoes
  • 06/20/2019 6:00 pmGOOD GARDENS EVERYTHING HERBS
  • 06/26/2019 7:00 pmMeet Me In The Garden 1CEU
  • 06/29/2019 9:00 am19th Annual Tour of Gardens
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2019 TOUR OF GARDENS ONE WEEK LATER THIS YEAR. TICKETS GO ON SALE MAY 1

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


The Master Gardeners of Summit County invite the community to attend this year’s annual Tour of Gardens on Saturday, June 29, 9 am to 4 pm rain or shine. Six special private gardens will be featured on the general tour. Ticket holders are also invited to visit the Posie Shoppe, which will be filled with garden items and Master Gardener grown plants.  The cost for General Tour tickets is $20.  (TO REGISTER FOR THE GENERAL TOUR, CLICK HERE)

GENERAL TOUR TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING GARDEN CENTERS:

Dayton’s Flower and Garden Center, 4474 Cleveland Massillon Rd., Norton, OH
Donzell’s Garden Center, 937 Waterloo Rd., Akron, OH
Graff Growers Garden Center, 1015 White Pond Drive, Akron, OH
Suncrest Gardens, 5157 Akron-Cleveland Rd., Peninsula, OH
The Bird Store and More, 117 Mertz Blvd., Akron, OH

NEW THIS YEAR!!!!!!

WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER A SECRET GARDEN THIS YEAR, BUT WILL OFFER TOUR OF GARDENS PATRONS EARLY BIRD CHECK-IN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29 AT 8:30 a.m.  SUPPORT OUR EDUCATION INITIATIVES.

The Posie Shoppe will open early exclusively for tour Patrons’ early check-in, grab-and-go snack breakfasts and beverages.  Patrons will have first choice of the wide variety of Master Gardener-grown plants and garden items at the Posie Shoppe–all at a 20% discount,

Patron Levels are Silver $75 and Gold $100.  (Your Patron ticket includes a general tour ticket.)

Start the day early and support Summit Count Master Gardeners community projects. Patron reservations must be made by or before June 14. reservations required by June 14.

TO BECOME A PATRON AND REGISTER,

                                                        CLICK HERE  

Take the Tour and Ride the Trolley!

Want someone else to do the driving and deliver you to the gardens? Take advantage of taking the tour on Akron’s Lolly the Trolley offered through Akron Parks and Recreation. You can visit all of the gardens and stop at the Posie Shoppe to purchase plants and garden items. The Trolley will also stop for lunch on your own. (There will be room on the Trolley for your purchases) These reservations must be made through the Bureau of Parks and Recreation. Your Trolley fee will include your tour ticket. Contact Lisa Ellis at the Bureau of Parks and Recreation at 330-375-2850. Seating is limited, so make your reservations today! This event sells out.

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.

START YOUR GARDEN PLANS!

READ YOUR MAY 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

APRIL 18 – GOOD GARDENS: TERRIFIC TOMATOES

MAY 16 – GOOD GARDENS: SUCCESS FROM THE SOIL UP

June 20 – GOOD GARDENS: EVERYTHING HERBS

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 THE DAY OF THE WEEK:

FRIDAY – May 24 – “Gardening for Seniors”- by Karen Thomas

FRIDAY, June 7 – “Attracting Blue Birds” by Martha Mertz, Deidre Bentacourt & Cathy Moore

FRIDAY, July 12 – “Pollinators” by Mary Simonelli

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 – “Pruning Tomatoes” by Vince Matlock

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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