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June 26, 2014

This year’s program features two Keynote Speakers, breakout session topics and bus tours designed to equip you with the latest tools and information.  Morning keynote, Debra Knapke will present Biophiliaand lunch keynote, Felder Rushing will present Slow Gardening.  

Please see the link below for a copy of the OWU campus map.

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October 17th & 18th, 2014

Ohio Wesleyan University
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center
40 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, Ohio  43015

Please see the link below for a copy of the OWU campus map.

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Hosted by Master Gardeners from Delaware, Madison and Union Counties.

April 21, 2014

Three workshops are being offered on May 14, 15, and 16 at different locations around Ohio.

December 19, 2013

Join the Master Gardeners for their 2014 Fall Seminar: Gardening Through the Seasons, at Embassy Suites, Independence.  CE credit for Master Gardeners.  Open to the public.  Please save the date and watch for final details.

Join the Master Gardeners for their 2014 Fall Seminar: Gardening Through the Seasons, at Embassy Suites, Independence.  CE credit for Master Gardeners.  Open to the public.  Please save the date and watch for final details.

July 22, 2013

Keep enjoying your gardening activity by learning how to reduce garden related injuries with tips from Ken McGuire.

INJURY PREVENTION – Reducing Injuries in the Garden

Kent McGuire – Ohio AgrAbility Program Coordinator 

Source:  AG Safety S.T.A.T. - Safe Tactics for AG Today; Vol. 6 No. 6 June 2013

 

June 12, 2013

Summer weather is barely here, but it's not too early to think about the 2013 Ohio MG State Conference on October 4-5, in Independence, OH, conveniently located just south of Cleveland.   As you will see, in addition to the State MG Awards Dinner, we assembled a dynamite group of speakers and fun, yet educational, bus tours.  Please check out the details.

Summer weather is barely here, but it's not too early to think about the 2013 Ohio MG State Conference on October 4-5, in Independence, OH, conveniently located just south of Cleveland.   As you will see frm the flyer below, in addition to the State MG Awards Dinner, we have assembled a dynamite group of speakers and fun, yet educational, bus tours. 
Check out the following link:
For online details, registration and payment: cuyahogamg.org/SC

May 29, 2013

2013 Ohio Master Gardener State Conference
Registration:  7:00 a.m.
Seminar Sessions - October 5, 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (6 CE credits for MGs)
Keynote speaker Joe Lamp'l (TV's Joe the Gardener) followed by four breakout sessions, with four choices for each.

2013 Ohio Master Gardener State Conference
October 4-5, 2013 at Embassy Suites, Independence, Ohio
For online details, registration and payment:  cuyahogamg.org/SC
For printable details and registration form for mailing:  cuyahogamg.org/SCinfo

April 22, 2013

Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz (BLBB) is a network of volunteers trained to collect lady beetle biodiversity data in Ohio. Lady beetles provide important natural pest control in gardens and on farms. Unfortunately, many native species are declining and the BLBB program has been established to track and understand these declines.

 

Buckeye Lady Beetle Blitz (BLBB) is a network of volunteers trained to collect lady beetle biodiversity data in Ohio. Lady beetles provide important natural pest control in gardens and on farms. Unfortunately, many native species are declining and the BLBB program has been established to track and understand these declines.

March 12, 2013

Do you have plans for a unique or innovative MGV Continuing Education program but lack the funds to do it? Eight grants for $250 each are available just for that purpose! The deadlines for applications for 2013 are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. You have missed the first deadline, but don't miss the next one.

 

 

April 1 Deadline for MGV Continuing Education Grants

            Do you have plans for a unique or innovative  MGV Continuing Education program  but lack the funds to do it?  Eight grants for $250 each are available just for that purpose!   The deadlines for applications for 2013 are January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1.  You have missed the first deadline, but don't miss the next one.

February 21, 2013

Seneca County Master Gardener Vince Kirchner will take you from food selection, preparation, the actual dehydrating to reconstituting the dehydrated foods to use in recipes.  You will sample the dried and reconstitued foods, discuss using dehydrated foods in recipes and even take home some samples as well as a dehydrating recipe booklet with recipes the presenter has tried and used for this program.  Call 419-447-9722 ext 10 to reserve your seat.

January 31, 2013

 

The Department of Plant Pathology now offers three online courses that can be used towards Master Gardener continuing education credits. “Sick Plants and a Hungry World” covers basic concepts in plant diseases, such as the disease triangle. It also goes into detail on historical stories of plant diseases and contemporary global issues. 

 

December 14, 2012

The Madison County Master Gardeners are offering volunteer training school beginning January 31, 2013 and concluding May 2, 2013.

 

Applicants from counties adjacent to Madison County are welcome.

 

Classes will be held Thursdays 6 to 9 p.m. at the OSU Extension Office in London Ohio.

 

Cost is $175 per applicant and covers the cost of instruction, information manual and fingerprinting/background check as required.

November 9, 2012

We need experienced gardeners - specifically MGVs to go with Former First Lady Hope Taft, her daughter Anna Taft, and State MGV Coordiantor Pam Bennett to Ecuador February 8-16, 2013.

We need experienced gardeners - specifically MGVs to go with Former First Lady Hope Taft, her daughter Anna Taft, and State MGV Coordinator Pam Bennett to Ecuador February 8-16, 2013.

June 14, 2012

 You will not want to miss the Tree Amigos in Action

Join Lucas County Master Gardener Volunteers as we tour Secrest Arboretum with Joe Boggs, Jim Chatfield, and Erik Draper.  Dress for the weather and pack a brown bag lunch while we help raise funds for Secrest Tornado Recovery efforts.  Fee $15.00

RSVP to northrup.10@cfaes.osu.edu

 

October 19, 2011

Cuyahoga County Continuing Education - Community Gardening Update

MG Continuing Education - 2.0 hrs:  Community Gardening: Pros and Cons of the 2011 Season
A group of Master Gardeners involved in various community gardening programs will participate in a panel discussion on their perspectives on community gardening, their personal involvement, the successes and shortcomings.  Cuyahoga County Extension Director.

September 6, 2011

Trumbull County MGV and Grandson Meet Hope Taft

“There’s still time to add to your volunteer hours if you find yourself in Columbus on the second or fourth Wednesday of the month before the end of October; and it is worth the trip just to see how beautiful the grounds have matured in the past few years,” Janet K. Russell (MG class of 2003) said. Russell recently combined “weeding the Governor’s garden” with an overnight stay in Worthington where her grandson, Alexander Crawford, enjoyed skateboarding in one of the city’s metro parks along the Olintangy River.

July 19, 2011

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.

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.

June 30, 2011

Want to hone your diagnostic skills and become a first detector?  This one day workshop is for you!

Registration flyer

Hone your diagnostic skills at this full day workshop. Also become a First Detector.  Hancock County Ag Service Center 7868 CR 140 Findlay is the location.  $25 is the fee which includes lunch and handouts.  Registration can be done online or via mail.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 20.  All counties in attendance receive Whitney Cranshaw's book "Garden Insects of North America."  Speakers include Amy Stone, Curtis Young, and Erik Draper.

May 11, 2011

Don't miss the 2nd annual Fabulous Fall Conference hosted by the Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers and The Dawes Arboretum.  This years conference will "Go Native" and have educational garden programs focusing on native plants by prestigious speakers, tours, displays, plant sale, and native animals. The $25 ticket includes all festivities, tours, displays and a light breakfast and catered lunch. 

 

The LCMGV's & The Dawes Arboretum present the 2nd annual:

Fabulous Fall Conference "Goes Native"! 
Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Held at The Dawes Arboretum Visitor Center

Learn about Ohio's rich natural past and develop an appreciation for the native flora and fauna that make our lands so beautiful.

May 10, 2011

Speakers are:

Attracting Butterflies & More to Your Garden by Bettyanne Short

Creating Mini-Ecosystems: Matching Your Habitat with Native Plants that Thrive by Michele Banker

Plant a Seed & Grow a Warbler: Tales, tips, and Ideas about Gardening to Attract Native Birds by
Nick Boutis

Why Worry about Invasives? by Macy Reynolds

Learn from experts how to attract birds and butterflies and create a mini eco-system in your yard.
Browse exhibits of butterflies, birds, and native plants.
Explore what to plant, what to avoid, as well as how birds and butterflies might be attracted to native
plants through gardening and land stewardship.

April 29, 2011

Want to learn more about plant pest diagnostics? Then this program is for you! Participants of the Diagnostics Update Course will become Ohio First Detectors and be able to hone their diagnostic skills necessary for creating healthy landscapes. If you staff the hotline in your county office then this course is a must! Course Instructors include; Pam Bennett , Jim Chatfield and Joe Boggs.

Hone your diagnostic skills and learn more about diagnosing plant problems with this one-day class. The class includes presentations as well as hands-on samples that provide an opportunity for learning more about specific insect and disease problems. Participants will be given a chance to identify plant samples and learn about the specific problem. Each county in attendance will receive a copy of Whitney Cranshaw's "Garden Insects of North America." This 656 page book has lots of great color photos of many common pests that we come across on the helpline.

March 24, 2011

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2011.  Want to learn how to diagnose plant problems?  Maybe hone your diagnostic skills?  Hancock MGVs have an advanced training session for you!

This workshop has been postponed until Fall 2011.  Watch for new date later this summer.

February 17, 2011

Learn about heirloom vegetables for your garden at Mulberry Creek Herb Farm in Huron, OH.  Nursery owner Karen Langen will discussion heirloom vegetables for 2.0 hours of advanced training credit.  Click here for flyer.