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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.  


Brave Master Gardener Volunteers from Lucas County visited Secrest Arboretum on April 5th for a hands-on work day. 

The third annual Garden Fling sponsored by Master Gardeners of Clark County was a great success.  The event was held at Kenton Ridge High School on Saturday, April 2.  Over 178 people attended the event making it the largest crowd to date. 

The first two Saturdays in March found almost 100 gardeners attending Summit County’s annual spring gardening seminars.

Sue Schleder

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The Lake MGV’s are celebrating the success of their 10th Home Gardeners Workshop presented at Lakeland Community College on March 12, 2011. Over 300 enthusiastic gardeners had the opportunity to learn from 10 horticulture experts presenting on a range of topics from landscape design, lawn care, plant selection, using edibles in the landscape and small spaces  and earth friendly pest management.

Trumbull County’s Home, Yard & Garden Program recently hosted speaker Brad Melzer from the Filtrexx International Corporation of Grafton, Ohio.

Trumbull County Master Gardener Volunteers recently dispensed information and fielded questions from local residents during the recent Mahoning Valley Home & Garden Show held at the Eastwood Expo Center.

State Master Gardener Coordinator Pam Bennett recently spoke to a full house at the Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Education Center.

 Lucas County Master Gardeners R-O-C-K!!!

For those of you who made it to the Awards Banquet, thanks for your wonderful support of our 2010 Program. For those of you who couldn’t make it we’re sorry you missed such a fun evening!

Congratulations to the 27 members of the 2010 Class who received their certification this evening.   

 Between the Silent Auction, and our Fund Raiser for Secrest Arboretum we raised over $1,850.00

The Union County Master Gardeners held their Recognition Banquet at the Plain City Der Dutchman on November 17. George McVey, Program Coordinator, served as Master of Ceremonies. 

The 2010 class of interns have finished their training classes, passed their exams, and completed fifty (50) hours of volunteer time.  They are now certified Master Gardener Volunteers.

On Wednesday, October 27, the Union County Master Gardeners held their Annual Photo Contest during the monthly meeting.  The winners, as selected by the membership, were as follows:


Brown County Master Gardeners have worked with residents of the Veterans Home in Georgetown, Ohio this summer. There are 12 "farmers" that tend their raised bed gardeners every day.

The Master Gardeners of Greene County cordially invite all fellow MG's to a special sale.  Mark your calendars for the Greene County Fall 2010 Plant Sale on October 9, 2010 from 9am to 5 pm at the Greene County Extension office in Xenia.