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The 2012 OSUE MGV Awards Program was held on September 29 in Warren, Ohio. Volunteers and their projects were recognized and the state award-winners were presented. Congratulations to the

Clark County Master Gardeners sponsored a team in the Literacy Sting Spelling Bee.  The event was was hosted by the Altrusa International Club of Springfield, Ohio to promote literacy in Clark County Ohio. 

Clark County Master Gardeners get rid of  trash the Green Way.

Audrey Hall

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Jake Detwiler is the recipient of the second annual Union County Master Gardener $750 Scholarship.  Detwiler is a 2010 graduate of Fairbanks High School and a junior at Morehead State University (Kentucky) majoring in agricultural business with an emphasis in horticulture.

Pictured are members of the Scholarship Committee Laurie Lowe, Bill Paloney, Detwiler, Audrey Hall and Pam Seckel. Members of the committee not pictured are Faye Cox, Denise Kanet and Karen Long.   

Trumbull County MGVs and residents heard a panel discussion aiming to further the OSU signature program “Why Trees Matter.”

Trumbull County MGVs, residents and guests recently listened as John A. Blakeman enthusiastically explained the intricacies of “Gardening and Landscaping with Prairie Plants” during a program provided through the MGV Home, Yard & Garden Program. This program was provided admission free to all Trumbull County seniors over 60 courtesy of the Trumbull County Commissioner’s Senior Levy Mini-Grant. 

Master Gardeners of Clark County celebrated eigthteen years of teaching gardening to the public on Monday, November 7, 2011 at the annual Recognition Banquet in Springfield.

Three volunteers with Master Gardeners of Summit County received top awards at the organization’s recent general meeting.

Honored were Jan Becker, President’s Award; Tom Bouton, Carol Easter Life Long Learner Award; and Mindy Costigan-McCartney, Master Gardener of the Year.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers and coordinators were honored recently for outstanding serve and support to their county gardening and community service programs during the Ohio Master Gardener State Conference Awards Program.  The event was held in conjunction with the International Master Gardener Conference in Charleston, West Virginia.  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office.  Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticultural activities.  


Photos of all award winners can be found here

Each year the Lake Metro Parks sponsors "Bug Day" at Penitentiary Glen Park in Kirtland.  It was held on September 11th.It is a popular event with children and families in Lake County.  By visiting the different displays, the children can earn a degree or certificate in "Bugology" for the day.

Master Gardeners of Clark County designed table centerpieces for the Vice President's luncheon at the Farm Science Review.   Approximately twenty volunteers donated flowers and their time to make the floral arrangements.  As you can see in the picture, they did a fantastic job.

Buckeye Bash kicks off fall season.

WOOSTER, Ohio - Wooster's Secrest Arboretum celebrated its continuing recovery from tornado damage this past Friday (9/16), the storm's one-year anniversary, and Ohio's Master Gardener Volunteers added some icing to the cake. The group surprised Ken Cochran, the arboretum's program director, with a check for $50,084 to go toward the arboretum's renewal efforts.

Michael Paquet

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Trumbull Students Learn Firsthand About Biofuels

OSU President Gee Tours  TC MGVs' Community Garden Project.  

Trumbull County MGV and Grandson Meet Hope Taft

Who would want to plant, weed, and mulch on a hot July day? 

Trumbull MGVs Use their Gardens in a Novel Way to Serve the Public

After a week of strenous garden chores, the Master Gardeners of Clark County were ready for the 13th annual Gateway Garden Jubilee on Friday evening, August 5.  The finishing touches were added to the gardens and when completed, the volunteers met on the patio to meet and greet our distinguished guests.  Ruth Ann Rahim, President, introduced Dr. Keith Smith, Director of Ohio State University Extension, who complemented the  Master Gardener Volunteers on their display gardnes and hard work.  Cindy Schneider, President-Elect, introduced Ken Cochran, Director of Secrest Arboretum and his assistant, Joe Cochran, and presented a donation to the Arboretum to aid in the restoration.  the Arboretum sustanined major damage from a tornado that destroyed acres of trees and facilities in September 2010.

James Palmer III the recipient of the first annual Union County Master Gardener Scholarship receives his check for $300 and certificate from Audrey Hall chairman of the Scholarship Committee at the July 27 meeting.  All Union County high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a Plant Science degree are eligible.  Palmer who is a 2009 graduate of Fairbanks High School is majoring in horticulture at Ohio State University. 

The 2011 Union County Master Gardeners’ Tour of Gardens was a huge success due to the teams of Master Gardeners, the homeowners and a host of others who volunteered their time, donated materials, and services to make this a very rewarding project.

Put-In-Bay is an easily recognized name when you think of the Lake Erie Islands, but the little island of Gibraltar, home of Stone Lab, may not be as easily recognized. Stone Lab is a learning laboratory and an extension of The Ohio State University. Sixty volunteers from Erie County and nine other counties made the trip across Lake Erie on a hot July day.

Betsy Kollman of Four Star and Proven Winners reveals plant breeders' stategies.