Mar 25, 2019
SAVE THE DATE – Friday, November 8, 2019 will be a special one-day Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer conference held at the Ohio 4-H Center on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, according to Pam Bennett, MGV State Coordinator.
“We can’t let a year pass without providing appropriate acknowlegement to our outstanding volunteers, projects and friends,” Bennett said.
Dec 17, 2018
Submitted by Ivory Harlow
Master Gardeners donate time, energy and enthusiasm to enrich their communities through garden education, but that isn’t all they donate… The gardeners grow fresh, healthy food for donation to area foodbanks. In 2018, Ross County Master Gardeners donated 4979.5 pounds of produce as part of the Grow Ohio Challenge.
Oct 29, 2018
WOW… Fairfield MGV had an amazing Friday FUN DAY in Clark County. Master Gardener Volunteers and friends in Clark County were well prepared for showing their visitors a good time at their newly renovated demonstration gardens at Snyder Park and Arboretum.
Oct 3, 2018
What a fun evening learning more about growing tomatoes as well as tasting tomatoes too! Over 50 participants joined the effort and we tasted 28 varieties of tomatoes.
Stan Smith, OSU Extension Fairfield County, highlighted “10 Reasons Your Neighbor Can’t Grow Tomatoes” and Jerry Iles OSU Extension Educator offering insight into foliar disease of tomatoes. Lots of good information was shared among our participants and Master Gardeners.
Aug 15, 2018
Have you ever considered how you might manage to continue to garden as you have more birthday’s? That was the focus of the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteer’s 6th annual An Evening Garden Affair.
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.
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.
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.
Apr 9, 2018
The Master Gardener Volunteers of Hardin County recently held a program titled “GO NATIVE! A Native Plant Program.” The goal of the program was to increase both the public awareness of the need to include native plants in their landscapes as well as to train Master Gardener Volunteers on the topic. Over 75 attended the program.
Apr 4, 2018
Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteers, Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District (FS&WCD), Carnegie Library, Fayette County Historical Society, and Washington C. H.’s Tree Committee collaborated to organize a Family Fun Day at the Washington Cemetery. The program had stations with fun activities on history and conservation practices.
MGVs have their phenology garden at the cemetery. They set-up a bee and pollinator activities at the phenology garden. Families solved a crossword puzzle about bees with their help.