Ohio State University Extension http://mastergardener.osu.edu

Master Gardener Volunteers

Ohio State University Extension
Ohio Master Gardener Volunteers contributed more than 184,000 hours of service in 2015, totaling more than $4 million in services to their communities
There are currently 2,927 active MGVs in Ohio; 280 new MGVs were trained in 2015..
MGVs teaching about plant problems

Master Gardener Volunteers


  1. MGVs Tour Rose Production Plant in Ecuador

    2017 Ecuadorian Working Vacation Open to MGVs

    Jun 23, 2016

    Adventuring in Ecuador, a country with 12 hours of sunlight year-round, has been experienced by over 50 Ohio Master Gardener Volunteers.  Since 2013 Ohio MGVS have partnered with the Tandana Foundation to provide a working vacation in Otavalo and surrounding communities.  The focus has been on cultivating trees, water remediation, education, planting, gardening and working side-by-side with locals to improve their communities.  Activities are a mixture of work and cultural activities including touring, cooking classes, shopping, and more.

  2. Licking MGVs Grow for Food Pantry

    Jun 13, 2016

    Licking County MGVs donated 2,181 pounds of produce grown on their one-acre garden to the local Salvation Army Food Bank and Kitchen.  The fresh produce will help supply over 25,000 meals.

    Since the Food Pantry project was founded five years ago, the MGVs have donated over 12,648 pounds of produce.  After meals are prepared, any remaining produce goes into the food pantry for recipients to take home. 

  3. Fayette MGVs Script Cell Phone Tour of Cemetery Trees

    Jun 2, 2016

    Fayette County MGVs are researching, scripting and recording a cell phone tour highlighting the trees of the county’s historic Washington Cemetery. Listed on the National Register of Historical Sites, the cemetery has undergone thousands of dollars in renovations of many of its structures including the Fiske Fountain, the Judy Chapel and a statue of a Civil War soldier.  In addition, the 60-acre cemetery contains an impressive collection of trees, including Bald Cypress, Ohio Buckeye, Gingko, Tri-color Beech, Kentucky Coffee and Swamp White Oak.