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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. 

Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteers present Autumn Adventures~ Fall Fun in Fayette Saturday October 16th noon until 4 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Hall in Washington Court House, Ohio. 

Registration and Payment due by:
Friday October 8th, 2010
(registration form enclosed) For more information contact the OSU Extension Office
740-335-1150 or visit www.fayette.osu.edu
 

    MGVs of Clark CountyThe Master Gardeners of Clark County and Ohio State University Extension (OSUE) showcased their gardens at their annual Gateway Garden Jubilee on August 7th.  The event was held in the Gateway Learning Gardens at the OSU Extension, 4400 Gateway Boulevard, Springfield, OH. Three new gardens developed by the Master Gardener class of 2010 were featured. 

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2010 Master Gardener Volunteer State Conference. The convention will be held at the Firelands Campus of Bowling Green State University, Huron, OH on Friday October 1 and Saturday October 2, 2010. 

For more information about the conference, speakeKeynote speaker Don Engebretsonrs, registration, bus trips, and motel headquarters bookmark this site:

http://Erie.osu.edu/topics/master-gardener-volunteer-program/2010-mg-state-conference

Registration is NOW OPEN for the

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.”