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.
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.
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.
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) presents a unique seminar in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Entitled Perennials & Design: A Perfect Combination, this is the 17th year PPA has provided innovative topics. In addition, PPA has generously supported the Ohio Master Gardener Program with proceeds from each seminar.
"Think Globally, Plant Locally" will be presented by naturalist Jim McCormac, Columus Dispatch columnist and author of Birds of Ohio. Jim will stress the importance of native plants in our landscapes. This free program is open to the public.
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.