1. 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer State Conference

    Oct 28, 2020

    The 2020 Virtual State MGV Conference was recently held October 22-23, with over 500 registered to attend.  MGV's from around the state and beyond joined us for this exciting two-day event.
  2. Registration for the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer State Conference and Awards Program!

    Mar 30, 2020

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    Dear Master Gardener Volunteers; STATE CONFERENCE

    Greetings and we are very excited to invite you to the 2020 State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference and Awards Program on October 22-23, 2020.  The conference is split into two days, from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m to help everyone avoid Zoom Fatigue!

  3. Licking County's New Pantry Garden

    Mar 20, 2020

    Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers are delighted to share the news of our newly created Pantry Garden. After the removal of overgrown shrubs and the installing of water lines and fencing, the class of 2019 and members donned their garden gloves to make walkways and garden rows within a 36’ x 70’ zone. Techniques for the Pantry Garden were replicated as outlined in the book “Raised Row Gardening,” written by local authors Jim and Mary Competti. With the help of the Grow Ohio grant, our Pantry Garden gleaned an impressive 2,650 pounds of vegetables the very first year.

  4. Licking County's Learning Gardens Open House

    Mar 20, 2020

    Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers have created an awe-inspiring Learning Garden located behind the Extension Office. Every year on the 3rd Saturday in July, they hold an Open House event in the gardens adorn with garden flags, fairy gardens, colorful umbrellas, music, free food and activities for young visitors. This past year’s theme was “Something to Crow About.” Garden Chairs were to create a scarecrow for each of their gardens.

  5. Two varieties of zucchini growing side-by-side

    MGVs Join Vegetable Trials

    Feb 13, 2020

    The Ohio State University is conducting vegetable trials with home gardeners. We want your opinion as to what grows well in Ohio and what Ohioans prefer (including the taste).

  6. MGVs assist youth gardeners harvest produce from the Carnegie Public Library Youth Garden

    Fayette County MGVs Partner with Carnegie Public Library

    Jan 8, 2020

    The Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteers (FCMGVs) and the Carnegie Public Library teamed up to bring together youth, aged 3 to 8, to learn about plants and gardening. This year’s theme is Discover, Create, Record.

    The program had four sessions. The first session was to plant the garden. We discovered and created the garden. We took pictures of the garden to watch its progress.

  7. Flowerpots are readied for sponsors.

    Fayette’s MGV Sponsor a Pot Program Grew in 2019

    Dec 31, 2019

              The Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteer (FCMGV) Sponsor a Pot (SAP) Program is a community beautification program. Individuals, groups, and businesses sponsor the program. Each sponsor has a plaque in a container somewhere in the city. This year we have 77 sponsorships from 67 sponsors. This is up from 63 sponsors in 2018. Fayette County Travel and Tourism provides a grant to support the project.

  8. Preschools use found items to create holiday arrangement.

    Preschoolers Enjoy Holiday Craft with Fairfield MGVs

    Dec 12, 2019

    MGV volunteers began their Holiday Season teaching 16 Wagnalls Memorial Library Home Schoolers how to look around their yards to create great holiday arrangements. The Master Gardener Volunteers found lots of needled trees and shrubs to use for a great little holiday “flower-less” arrangement!

  9. MGV Award Winners Recognized at State Conference

    Nov 25, 2019

    Writer: Denise Johnson

    The Best of the Best State MGV Conference was held Friday, November 8 at the 4-H Center on the OSU Campus in Columbus.  It was a great day of education and celebration of the award-winning projects, volunteers and staff.  CFAES Dean Cath Ann Kress joined MGVs for lunch and to present the awards.  More than 200 volunteers from around Ohio attended the conference hosted by the MGV State Advisory Committee.

    Save the date for the 2020 State Conference on September 11-12 in Beachwood, hosted by Cuyahoga County MGVs.

  10. Ohio, the best of the best

    2019 MGV State Conference and Award Program Registration Open

    Oct 7, 2019


    On behalf of the State MGV Advisory Committee, I am excited to invite you to the 2019 Annual MGV State Conference and Awards Program in Columbus, Ohio.  We are holding this one-day conference on November 8, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:01 p.m.  We did not have a county hosting this year and we did not want to go a year without honoring our fantastic volunteers at the Awards Program, therefore it is being hosted by the Advisory Committee.