Sep 27, 2016
Master Gardeners are often asked to support the community with their expertise. This time, when asked to judge a 4-H flower contest at the Hocking County fair, I had no idea what to expect. There were critters created from wood and old tires, children made from old oil drums, faeries in a galvanized garden tub, scarecrows, pumpkins and even minions in the competition. Using flowers, props and their imagination, county 4-H club members create their own displays. The beautiful results add floral interest to the grounds.
Sep 9, 2016
Wow wow wow! On Thursday September 8th, 16 members of the State MGV Advisory Committee held a meeting at the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Reserach Park. It was a great place for a meeting but even more, we learned about a wonderful resource for MGVs and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists to learn from and to go for a field trip. Located on the northern edge of the OSU Campus and along the Olentangy River, this 52-acre urban research site is pretty incredible. When on the site, you don't even realize that you are in the city.
Aug 18, 2016
The Sweet Arrow Reserve, the newest and largest park in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks District, is adjacent to the Cornerstone Development. The Little Sugar Creek happens to run through the Sweet Arrow Reserve at the bottom of a major flood plain. OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardeners are putting their concern into action in an attempt to stem the significant erosion caused by the recent increase in real estate development.