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On Thursday, August 14th, 7 p.m., Logan County

Master Gardeners are hosting a presentation on

"Native American Ethnobotany" by Guy Denny,

interpretive naturalist, writer and photographer.  The

presentation will be held at the Ohio Hi-Point Career

Center, Technology Center, 2280 St. Rt. 540,

Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.

Clark County MGVsMaster Gardener Volunteers of Clark County celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Gateway Garden Jubilee on Saturday, August 2, 2008. The event was held in Springfield, Ohio at the Prime Ohio Corporate Park, which is where the office and gardens are located. Approximately 1200 visitors attended the event this year and enjoyed the beauty of the gardens. Vendors selling plants, garden art, and garden furniture gave the guests plenty of opportunity to purchase something for their own gardens. Master Gardener Volunteers gave presentations on a variety of topics ranging from containers to pruning. Many chose to sit and enjoy the beauty of the gardens and listen to music provided by 'Loosely Strung', a Bluegrass Band.

   Forty people recently toured two award-winning gardens as well as two gardens created by Trumbull Master Gardeners.  The top two winners of the 2007 Tribune Chronicle’s Amateur Garden Contest were judged by Trumbull County Master Gardeners: Betty Bailes, Carol Caronite, Pat Gojdics and Nancy Kovachs. The 2008 contest candidates are currently being evaluated by the same Trumbull MGV judges.

 

Article from the Logan Daily News

Meriah Williams - LDN Reporter

LOGAN - Logan Town Center, Inc., in conjunction with master gardeners, is sponsoring flea and farmers' markets, set to kick off Saturday, Aug. 2, and continuing every Saturday through September.

"This is a great way to buy locally grown fresh produce and find a bargain or treasure, too," Carol Mackey, president of LTC, said. "Some downtown merchants will be offering sidewalk sale items as well."

Reviving the farmers' market is something LTC has been discussing since early this summer.

Greene County MGV's maintain gardenThe Yellow Springs Women's Park celebrated a 10th anniversary on Sunday, July 13th.  Many people from the community showed up to participate in the festivities.  Gene "Imogen" Trolander was the founder of the Women's Park.  The Women's Garden honors women for the contributions they have made to family and the community in everyday activities that are seldom recognized and rarely praised.

The Yellow Springs Women's Park celebrated a 10th anniversary on Sunday, July 13th.  Many people from the community showed up to participate in the festivities.  Gene "Imogen" Trolander was the founder of the Women's Park.  The Women's Garden honors women for the contributions they have made to family and the community in everyday activities that are seldom recognized and rarely praised.

The Delaware County Master Gardeners installed a landscape to a Delaware Creative Housing home for Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities on Parker Street today.  Working within the confines of a $350.00 Master Gardener plant budget plus $200.00 raised by a fund-raiser initiated by Connie Chapman, a REM Ohio, Inc employee and generous plant discounts at Millers, Oakland Nursery and Ace Hardware of Marsyville the Master Gardeners were able to fully landscape the front of the house Saturday.  Residents, employees, family and neighbors were astounded that it only took one day to complete the landscape which had been empty since the house was occupied July 1, 2007.

MGV's of Franklin County Tour New 4H Building on CampusThe Franklin County Master Gardener Advisory Committee toured the new Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, on June 10th.  The 4-H Center is a "green building" focused on site sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and the quality of the indoor environment. The Center is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building on the OSU campus.

Trumbull County Master Gardener Volunteers are sowing seeds of change by teaching local food bank participants how to grow their own food.

MGV Glen Smith, Interns Diana Isenberg and Donna Hall recently helped County Coordinator Steve Hudkins teach 20 people how to grow vegetables in containers.

With Burpee-donated seeds, soil from Warren City's Nature Blend plant, containers donated by Trumbull MGVs and starter plants provided by St. Mark's Lutheran Church (home of the food bank), Hudkins and his MGVs demonstrated the proper way to plant and care for seeds and transplants.

Hardin County MGV's at Training ProgramHardin County Master Gardeners added to their knowledge and expertise at their summer training event in June.  The volunteers visited Monte Siekerman's beautiful 5.5 acre garden and retreat center near Ada.  Allen County Extension Educator, Curtis Young walked with the volunteers through the gardens and discussed garden insect problems along the way.  The group enjoyed a large wildflower display, along with ornamental grasses, a pond, tree house, and many other features of the Siekerman garden.  A brief noon business meeting was held in the rustic but comfortable cabin at the site.

 

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Conference is coming quickly.  By now you've likely received your post card reminding you to mark your calendars for Oct. 3 and 4 for the Ohio State Master Gardener Conference.

The northeast region and Trumbull County, who are hosting this year's event, have promised a conference with innovative and fun-filled classes and tours. You won't want to miss this exciting event. It is likely your only regret will be which tours and classes to choose.

Registration will be available next month and those attending may be surprised to find that higher fuel costs has not affected the savings the conference committee has been able to secure this year.

3 Sisters Garden in Warren CountyThree months of hard research, creative writing and a break in the rainy weather paid off for the Warren County Master Gardeners, who were able to meet more than 200 visitors to the Fort Ancient State Memorial's prehistoric gardens during the 'Fort Ancient Celebration" on June 7-8. The Master Gardeners have been developing a demonstration garden adjoining the museum for four years. This garden displays the types of crops grown by Ohio's First Gardeners, the Adena and Hopewell people, thousands of years ago. Individual sections of amaranth, sunflowers, tobacco, gourds and the Three Sisters crops (corn, beans and squash) are tended by Warren County Master Gardeners from April planting through September harvest.

OSU MGV Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Monday, June 9, 2008  Waterman Farm  Columbus, OH

Meeting called to order by Pam.  Approximately 25 members in attendance. In attendance were:  Nancy Kronberg, Denise Ellsworth, Fred Rufener, Susan Liechty, Betty Williams, Tom Beckett, Kay Studer, Danielle Grimm, Sue Donahue, Faye Mahaffey, Celeste Welty, Dave Dyke, John Haley, Pamela Tate, Sarah Baehr, Judy Niggemeyer, Rosalie Perry, Carolyn Allen, Greg Meyer, Cindy Burskey, Craig Everett, Troy Cooper, and Pam Bennett.

Minutes approved as printed.  John Haley/Nancy Kronberg moved/seconded.  Motion carried.

Friday July 11, 10 AM - 7 PM

Saturday July 12, 10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday July 13, 10 AM - 4 PM

13,200 Little Cola Road, Rockbridge, OH, at the edge of the Hocking Hills

Between Lancaster and Logan, turn west off US 33 onto Co. Rd. 34, Buena Vista Road and go 6 or 7 miles then turn left or south onto Little Cola Road.

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

The event is held on 3 acres of professionally designed gardens, ponds, and sculptures and will have professional horticulturists selling plants.  Annuals, perennials, water plants, new introductions and dried flowers.

Master Gardeners will answer your gardening questions and questions about the Bishop Educational Gardens.

The event will also feature musical entertainment in the form of bagpipers, dulcimers country, and Appalachian musicians. the web site below will give the performers and schedule.

Food provided by Annie's Cheesecake of Lancaster.

Free admissions but donations accepted for local scholarships. Bring a friend but leave your pet at home please.

For more information go to www.Lilyfest.com

 

 

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.

 

 

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.