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MGVs for Victory GardensMaster Gardener Volunteers along with Program Coordinators Susie Broidy and Pam Thullen and employees from Benjamin Steel planted the 10,000 square foot Victory Garden in the Gateway Learning Gardens at the Clark County Extension office for the 2nd year in a row.  Over 20 volunteers planted corn, beans, tomatoes, peppers and many other vegetables.  The harvest is given to the 2Amanda Kincaid with Sunflower seedsnd Harvest Food Bank of Clark and Champaign Counties to be distributed among local food banks.  In 2009, more than 4,600 pounds of produce was donated.

At their annual banquet on Monday, June 7, the Erie County Master Gardeners celebrated ten years of volunteer horticulture work in Erie County. The group has grown to around 50 active volunteers since the first training class was held in 2000.  

Saturday, May 15th, was the date for the fourth annual Plant Expo, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Stark County.

 

Clark County Master Gardener Volunteers held the first (and hopefully annual) Perennial Plant and Barn Sale on a very cold Saturday in May.  What could have been a disaster because of the weather actually turned out to be a fantastic event.  MGVs at plant sale

Despite the horrific winds and cold weather many fans of the Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale come to shop for plant bargains.  

The Downtown Newark Association hosts Final Fridays in downtown Newark on the square.

An estimated 4,000 Longaberger fans attended the Collectors Club Gathering at the Homestead in Dresden on Saturday, April 24..

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Ohio Master Gardener volunteers love plants and teaching others about gardening. So First Lady Frances Strickland presents proclaimationmuch so that they spent over 151,000 hours last year leading beautification projects, giving horticultural presentations and raising gardening awareness. Their volunteer efforts resulted in $3.3 million worth of community service contributions throughout Ohio.

The contributions of Master Gardener volunteers will be celebrated during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week, May 17-24. This year’s theme is “Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back,” and activities and programs will be held throughout Ohio’s counties emphasizing that theme.

“The purpose of Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week is to recognize the outstanding MGV programs in the state and the work that our volunteers are doing in their communities,” said Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension statewide Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. “Each county will celebrate the week by selecting a program, new or ongoing, that best emphasizes this year’s theme.  In 2008, Governor Ted Strickland officially proclaimed the third week of May as State MGV Week”

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Master Gardener volunteers love plants and teaching others about gardening. So much so that they spent over 151,000 hours last year leading beautification projects, giving horticultural presentations and raising gardening awareness. Their volunteer efforts resulted in $3.3 million worth of community service contributions throughout Ohio.

The contributions of Master Gardener volunteers will be celebrated during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week, May 17-24. This year’s theme is “Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back,” and activities and programs will be held throughout Ohio’s counties emphasizing that theme.

“The purpose of Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week is to recognize the outstanding MGV programs in the state and the work that our volunteers are doing in their communities,” said Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension statewide Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. “Each county will celebrate the week by selecting a program, new or ongoing, that best emphasizes this year’s theme.”

A little rain didn't stop the Arbor Day events at the Dawes Arboretum on Saturday May 1.  An estimated 150 people stopped by the Master Gardener booth to discuss their gardening concerns with the county experts. Master Gardeners were prepared with handouts of most asked questions and timely gardening events. They also gave away 120 daylilies grown from their own demonstration garden. This annual event is something we really enjoy being involved with and it gives us an opportunity to connect with the community.

MASSILLON, Ohio – Ohio Master Gardener volunteers love plants and teaching others about gardening. So much so that they spent over 151,000 hours last year leading beautification projects, giving horticultural presentations and raising gardening awareness. Their volunteer efforts resulted in $3.3 million worth of community service contributions throughout Ohio.

The contributions of Master Gardener volunteers will be celebrated during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week, May 17-24. This year’s theme is “Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back,” and activities and programs will be held throughout Ohio’s counties emphasizing that theme.

“The purpose of Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week is to recognize the outstanding MGV programs in the state and the work that our volunteers are doing in their communities,” said Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Extension statewide Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. “Each county will celebrate the week by selecting a program, new or ongoing, that best emphasizes this year’s theme.”

Students of the Utica Elementary in Licking County recently participated in Dairy Day.

The Logan County Master Gardeners will be holding a Spring Plant Sale on May 8, 2010.

Don't miss "Dig Into Gardening" on Saturday, April 10, 2010!!!!

OSU Extension Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers will once again be holding their annual conference on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the OSU/COTC Newark Campus in the Reese Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This popular event is open to the public.

Yes, there is still snow piled everywhere, and the groundhog told us that spring will not come early this year.  But the Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteers have been working on garden plans, and are preparing to present a new series of workshops that will share tips and techniques that will help you grow fruits and vegetables in your own back yard.  Those who attended some or all of last year’s sessions will find new information anddifferent topics, so don’t hesitate to plan on coming back again this year.   

Retired Judge, Jack R. Moser (left in the photo) entertains with stories about his Master Gardener projects in response to receiving honors from Mayor Pat Moeller (right) at the January 27th Hamilton City Council meeting.  More than 25 Butler County Master Gardener volunteers attended the meeting, which also included an informational presentation about the group by Master Gardener president Frank Peters.

 

Photo:  Dave Gerber, Hamilton Journal News

Twenty four new interns begin their Master Gardener training on February 1 at the Licking County Extension Office Meeting Room.

Licking County Master Gardeners will honor 9 of their members, Saturday, January 30th, at their Recognition Breakfast. The 9 individuals will receive Associate Status.

The Franklin County Master Gardener Class of 2009 celebrated their graduation, and certification as Ohio Master Gardeners. The Franklin County Master Gardener Program welcomed thirty-three new Master Gardeners at the graduation party on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

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Outstanding MGV Dan PoastThe 2009 Ohio State University Extension Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year, Dan Poast, Miami County, provided the following reflection.  Congratulations to Dan and all of the State Award Winners.

"What an exciting 2 days in Warren County [at the State Conference]. Over the last 10 years I have attended many MG events and this was among the best. Tours, speakers, especially Jon Carloftis, food, smooth organization all added up to a great conference. But my opinion may be jaded.  Friday evening I was selected as your MGV of the year. When the Miami County MGV’s heard the news Norv Deeter responded “this is what happens when you are late for a meeting.”  What an honor.  Saturday was tough as I got little sleep while reviewing the time as a Master Gardener.  Working with and learning from the great gardeners in Miami County and throughout the state makes a wonderful experience.

Some 10 years ago I decided to switch gears in life and semi-retire after years in the commercial world. Linda, my wife, noticed an ad for Master Gardeners. Like other spouses she wasn’t sure what I was getting into but encouraged me to apply and helped with my essay.  My parents were avid gardeners and I had followed their example. Now I would have the time and opportunity to expand and improve and enjoy my gardening.

Coshocton County Master Gardener Volunteers RecognizedOSU Extension- Coshocton County Master Gardener volunteers were recognized for their many accomplishments in 2009 on November Coshocton MGVs18 at the Career Center Restaurant.

A pictorial history of the Coshocton MGVs was presented by Dorothy Skowrunski. Bill and Carol Freund were recognized as the state winners of 2009 Friends of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. They have donated countless plants, bulbs, time and experience to the Master Gardener Volunteer program in Coshocton.                                                            

Defiance County Master Gardener volunteers will be hosting and Education Day on March 20, 2010 with four speakers talking about gardening topics.  Registration begins in February.  Learn more by calling the Defiance Coumnty OSU Extension Office at 419-4771.  More details will be available closer to the event.