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Friday, July 11, 11 AM - 7 PM

Saturady July 12, 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday July 13, 10 AM - 4 PM

13200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, OH


The event is held on 3 acres of professionally designed gardens, ponds, and sculptures and will have professional horticulturists selling plants.

This festival will hold over 60 local artists displaying and selling their work.

The event will also feature musical entertainment in the form of bagpipers, dulcimers country, and Appalachian musicians.



Veggie Derby in Ashtabula CountyThe Ashtabula County Master Gardeners collaborated with with the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County to conduct a "Veggie-Derby" with three of Ashtabula City’s elementary schools at the end of May. This team made learning about vegetables fun!


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Wood County Master Gardeners' Humane Society Project

Wood County MGV's planting at Humane Society

Eleven Wood County Master Gardeners designed and inplemented a Hummingbird/Butterfly Garden at the Wood County Humane Society on May 17 as part of their project for Ohio State Master Gardeners Week.  The garden is located outside the cat room window for the entertainment of our feline friends.

Greene County MGV attend workshopFifty-four avid gardeners from around Ohio attended a day-long Plant Health Care Workshop hosted by the Greene County Master Gardeners at the Greene County OSU Extension Office on June 5, 2008.

Dr. Roger Funk, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Davey Tree Expert Company and an internationally recognized authority on tree, lawn and landscape care, presented his holistic approach to plant selection, planting and maintenance.

Dr. Funk began with a discussion of the soil-air-continuum, explaining, "insects and disease are often not the problem, but can be indicative of another problem--often soil."  As to air, he pointed out that our atmosphere's levels of carbon dioxide are increasing and impacting plant growth rates.  "As carbon dioxide levels continue to rise, we can expect to see changes in our ecosystem, including increases in some pest populations," he noted.

Greene County hosted the first "Meet, Greet and Learn" for the Master Gardeners of Subregion 7.  The state leadership set up subregions within the Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, hoping to improve communication and cooperation between counties.  Subgregion 7 consists of the following counties:  Fayette, Pickaway, Clark, Madison, Ross and Greene.  The Greene County get together is the first in a series of get togethers outlined in an organizational meeting held in Fayette County in March 2008. 

MGV's with Indian Ripple Students focus on EAB activitiesThe Indian Riffle Nature Explorers have joined the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).  During the statewide EAB Awareness Week (May 18-24, 2008), forty-six 1st and 2nd grade Nature Explorers at Indian Riffle Elementary School in Kettering participated in several activities at their school to raise student, staff and parent awareness of the Emerald Ash Borer.  An ash tree on the front lawn of the school was wrapped by the kids with CAUTION tape as they urged people to become aware and help STOP the SPREAD of this highly destructive pest. 

Richland County Master Gardeners assisted the Mansfield Bicentennial Landscape Committee with planting Red, White & Blue flowers at several sites around downtown Mansfield and at some of the city parks for the Mansfield Bicentennial Celebration.

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OSU Master Gardener Volunteer

Advisory Committee Meeting

Monday, March 10, 2008


Introductions:  Members introduced themselves.


Review of Minutes:  Mary O’Rourke made motion to accept/Fred Rufener seconded.  Voice approval.


Election of Officers: 

·  Greg Meyer Elected Vice Chair/CFO (Nancy Kronberg moved/Dave Dyke seconded/Voice approval) 

·  Secretary – Mary O’Rourke moved/Fred Rufener seconded/Voice approval)                              Nancy Kronberg elected to above position

Brown County MGV's after planting    The Brown County Master Gardener Volunteers recently replanted the front entrance to the Brown County Administration Building.  Years of discarded cigarette butts and winter salt runoff had destroyed much of the original plantings.  What remained was a disgrace!

Greene County MGV'sGreene County Master Gardeners added to the landscape at the Greene County Fairground this week.  A tree was planted near the Extension Office and additional green plantings were designed and added to the flagpole area.

MGV Hamilton planting flowersTo celebrate Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer Week, Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteers planted the master gardener garden at the Delhi Floral Paradise Gardens, Delhi Township on the morning of May 21.  These gardens are rather unsual because each is sponsored and planted by an area greenhouse or garden center.  Following lunch and delicious deserts served by the staff of the Delhi Township Park District, Tim Sisson from the Western Wildlife corridor gave a very interesting talk on the WWC and the importance of land conservation, land trust and native plants.

As an Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer Week activity, Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteers enjoyed planting the master gardener garden at the Delhi Floral Paradise Gardens, Delhi Township on the morning of May 21.  The gardens are rather unsual because each is the project of a greenhouse or garden center in the area.  Following lunch and delicious deserts served by the staff of the Delhi Township Park District, Tim Sisson from the Western Wildlife corridor gave a very interesting talk on the WWC and the importance of land conservation, land trust and native plants.

Wilmington, Ohio's Six and Twenty ClubBrown County Master Gardener Volunteer Faye Mahaffey recently journeyed to Wilmington as part of her Ohio Governors Residence and Heritage Garden Ambassadorial duties. Ms. Mahaffey is one of Brown County's two Heritage Garden Ambassadors recruited by MGV State Coordinator Pam Bennett.  Faye's mission was to speak to the Six and Twenty Club of Wilmington.

First Lady rances Strickland presents proclaimation to State Coordinator Pam BennettCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers are serious about horticulture -- taking their passion for plants and the environment and passing it on to those they touch through education and community activities. Last year, volunteers committed more than 100,000 hours to community services, impacting more than a quarter of a million residents.

In honor of their hard work and dedication, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has declared May 18-24 as Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week. The proclamation recognizes OSU Extension’s efforts in promoting the Master Gardener volunteer program and recognizes the leadership and educational development the program affords to individuals interested in gardening.

Friday, May 16, from 8am - 4pm

Total Plant HealthCare Workshop, How Plants Grow and FunctionJoin us on Thursday, June 5th from 8:30 am-4:00 pm at the Greene County Extension Office, 100 Fairground Road Xenia, Ohio as Greene County Master Gardeners and OSU Extension present Dr. Roger Funk, Vice-President of Davey Tree Company as he discusses an approach to plant care that he developed.  Plant HealthCare promotes a proactive, holistic approach to plant care that focuses on strengthening the plant’s natural defense.  Workshop cost is $40.00 and includes lunch.  More information is available at or calling  937-372-9971.   Don’t delay registering, participation is limited to 50.



Henry County MGV Flower SaleCoordinated efforts of several volunteer organiztions and charitable groups came under one roof at the Henry County Hospice Bazaar for the annual flower sale to raise money for Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

MGV John Haley and Speaker of the House Husted Speaker of the House Jon Husted was recognized as a Friend of OSU Extension and OARDC on April 2, 2008. Speaker Husted received this award for his support of the programs and funding for these two organizations as a Member of the 126th Ohio General Assembly. The award is sponsored by the State Extension Advisory Committee and OARDC Advisory Committee, groups of Ohio citizen volunteers.