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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. MGVs of Shelby County spread the buckeye spirit

    Spreading the Buckeye Spirit through Master Gardener Volunteers

    Jan 24, 2017

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    Submitted by Shelby County MGV Coordinator Doug Benson:

    Shelby County Master Gardeners have been spreading buckeye spirit with local children.  During the past two Shelby County Fairs and Forestry Field Days, MGVs have assisted children of all ages in making necklaces featuring buckeyes and scarlet and gray beads. Between the two events more than one hundred children have created necklaces following their own designs each year. 


  2. 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.

  3. 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