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  1. Bellevue Hospital Community Garden row crops

    Huron MGVs Partner to Help Feed the Hungry

    May 21, 2018

    The year 2017 was another glorious time in the dirt at The Bellevue Hospital Community Garden, TBHCG.  (Some say soil, but, as Huron County Master Gardener Bob Beck is fond of saying "Gee, I don’t get soily.  I get dirty!")  The community garden is more than 100 x 100 feet and located on the grounds of The Bellevue Hospital.  The garden includes 18 (5’ x 10’) raised beds with traditional row crops in the low lands.  The harvested produce is cleaned, bagged, and delivered to two area food pantries - Fish and Loaves in Bellevue and The Side Door in Clyde.  

  2. Entrance to Butterfly Display at the Krohn Conservatory

    Hamilton MGVs Adopt-a-Day at the Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show

    May 9, 2018

    As Adopt-a-Day participants, Hamilton County Master Gardener Volunteers welcomed visitors to the Butterfly Show at Cincinnati Parks Krohn Conservatory on April 19th. Master Gardeners volunteered to provide all day coverage to staff the Butterflies of Madagascar.

  3. Ann demonstrating USB microscope on a lady beetle

    Shelby MGVs Add USB Microscope to Hotline Tools

    May 9, 2018

    How does a Master Gardener Volunteer explain to a hotline client what they are seeing through a hand lens?  First, the MGV has to show the client how to use the hand lens.  Then the client has to be able to see the beetle’s antenna or the pycnidia on a spruce needle.  All this before even explaining what the problem is. To make matters worse, the client laments having to convey the information to his spouse at home.  If you staff the hotline/helpline, this situation probably sounds familiar.