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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. Hancock County MGV Demonstration Garden

    Hancock County Feeds the Hungry and Wins

    Dec 13, 2016

    Writers: Bill Jones, Coordinator MGV Program Hancock County, Karl Faarwig, Master Gardener Volunteer Hancock County

    Ever wonder how an initiative started from a state organization can have so many positive impacts on a organization and community?  Well, that is what the State Master Gardener, “GROW Ohio-Feed the Hungry” initiative did in Hancock County.  In early January, Bill Jones, Hancock County Master Gardener coordinator received information about how the Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer groups could participate in raising and gleaning produce to donate to food banks to feed the hungry.  The initiative was patterned after the book, Katie’s Cabbage.

  2. Warren County MGVv Library Gardens

    Mary L. Cook Library Gardens

    Oct 31, 2016

    Writer: Nancy McLaughlin, Office Associate Warren County

    The library gardens provide an interesting variety of gardens used by the library patrons for quiet reflection and also ideas for their own gardens. A Children's Garden is used for a variety of presentations aimed to prick the interest of gardening in children.  Virtually every Warren County MGV has done work at this Waynesville library horticultural site.  Submitted by Nancy McLaughlin


  3. LIcking County MGV new officers

    Licking County MGVs Elect New Officers

    Oct 19, 2016

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    At their October Member Meeting, the Licking County MGVs elected new officers for the 2017 - 2018 two-year term. From left to right: Phil Metzler – Treasurer, Linda Bishop – President, Donna Walters – Secretary, and Elaine Boaz – Vice President. The new team starts in January 2017 but transition work sessions and “next year” planning meetings are being held in fourth Quarter 2016. Thank you, from your fellow MGVs, for your dedication and future leadership!  Submitted by MGV Phil Metzler