Feb 7, 2018
Master Gardener Volunteers are vital to the function of Secrest Arboretum, one of Ohio State University’s two arboreta, located in Wooster. While Secrest Arboretum has been supported by Friends of Secrest (a non-profit organization) and local volunteers for many years, Master Gardeners have always played a crucial role. Their assistance was especially impactful following the 2010 tornado.
Feb 1, 2018
For the second straight year, the Master Gardeners of Hancock County have been awarded $500 for producing and collecting the most produce among the State’s medium sized Master Gardener counties. This produce was donated to food banks for use in distributing it to those in need.
Jan 9, 2018
Ross County Master Gardener Volunteers donated nearly 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries and other organizations. They were the winning county in the small county division and will receive the $500 prize to be used in next year's garden. Here is their story by Ivory Harlow.
Ross is a rural county nestled in the hills of Appalachian Ohio. Like many areas of Appalachia, the community is tight-knit and family focused. Ross County is a place where residents support one another and lend a helping hand to neighbors when one is needed.