In conjunction with the Springfield Parks Department Master Gardeners will be giving talks this fall 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 Springfield Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, 44312. The talks are FREE!! For more information, please contact Doug Foltz at 330-733-2556.
The topics are:
September 2nd, Making the Most of Your Harvest, by Jan Becker
October 7th, Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter, by Geoff Kennedy
November 4th, Fruit Trees, by Jan Becker
December 2nd, History and Horticulture of the Holidays, by Lee Paulson
We hope that you will be able to join us for one, or all, of these talks.
2015 FARMERS MARKET SCHEDULE
HIGHLAND SQUARE: 4-7 pm, Thursdays, June 4, July 2 and August 6
(West Market Street & Conger Avenue)
COPLEY: 3-7pm, Thursdays, June 18, July 16 and August 13
(1245 South Cleveland-Massillon Road)
TWINSBURG: 3-6:30pm, Thursdays, June 25, July 23, Aug 27 and Sept 24
(10075 Ravenna Road, off I-480 at SR91)
GREEN: 2-6pm, Tuesday, July 28
(1781 Town Park Blvd.)
HOWE MEADOW: 9am-noon, Saturdays, May 30, July 25 and Sept 5
(4040 Riverview Riverview Road)
STOW: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 13, July 11 and August 8
(1567 Pilgrim Drive)
HUDSON: 9am-12:30pm, Saturdays, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19
(Village Green at State Routes 91 and 303)
TO ALL WHO BRAVED THE WEATHER AND MADE
THIS YEAR’S TOUR OF GARDENS A SUCCESS!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE GARDEN OWNERS
WHO OPENED THEIR GARDENS FOR THE TOUR.
HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
Proceeds from the Patron Breakfast and General Tour support Summit County Master Gardeners projects, programs and initiatives promoting local research-based educational and good gardening practices.
We are happy to announce the Summit County Master Gardener Partner Grant recipients for 2015. While there were many worthwhile applications submitted, the committee decide these 4 most closely met the criteria for the grant.
1. Barberton Middle School will receive $497.00 for improvements to their existing Magical Garden Grows Up,including raised handicap accessible beds. This garden has been a been a collaborative effort including the High School and the city’s beautification department along with the the MS’s science department and health department’s curriculum. The garden is used to grow flowers and food that students take home and sell at the Barberton Farmer’s market. This year’s project will allow the garden to serve all the students as an instructional area.
2. The NIHF STEM High School will receive $497.00 for supplies for propagating at least 1000 native plants by 5 Youth Conservation Crew (YCC) interns that will be selected from their High School. The native plants are part of a habitat restoration project, a Cuyahoga Valley National Park Division of Resource Management and an AmeriCorps Volunteers-In-Service-to-America (VISTA) collaboration and they will be supervising the project from propagation to restoration.
3. The University of Akron will receive $496.52 to create a culinary garden to be used in a partnership with the nutrition and dietetics school, the school of Law, Law and Leadership Institute, their Center for Child Development and the Akron City Mason School. Student educators will instruct community participants about gardening, nutrition, food prep and cooking. The Participants will be participating in all aspects of gardening; plant selection, planting and care, and harvesting.
4. The Spring Garden Waldorf School will receive $500.00 for supplies for their garden curriculum. The school has a hands-on, year round, science of gardening and growing curriculum, that supports a large garden where all the students work and learn. The school also supports the community through produce donations and plant donations to community organizations.
The Master Gardener Hotline is OPEN for the season
You can call our Horticulture Hotline to ask a garden-related questionand get advice from our experts.
Just call 330-928-GROW (4769), Ext. 3
Hotline Hours: Tuesday: 9:00 am – noon, March through October
Thank you for joining us for our summer series! Please join us for our winter programs in 2016.
Hope to see you there!