1. 2023 State MGV Conference and Awards Program

    Oct 20, 2023

    Over 150 Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Educators and staff recently gathered in Fairfield to honor peers, colleagues, and program supporters. The OSUE MGV Awards program was hosted by Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers.  
  2. My MGV Story, by Judy Schaechter

    Feb 14, 2023

    Writer: Jennifer E. Andon, M.S.

    My husband likes to proudly tell people,” She’s a Master Gardener.” My response is usually, “No, I hang out with Master Gardeners; I’m still working on it.”
    I really had no interest in gardening, although several of my friends are avid gardeners and I grew up on my grandparents’ farm. It was 2020 - the year of COVID when I was approached by a friend to consider the MGV program. I had to ask myself - why would I do this? It’s a huge commitment. I don’t even like gardening! 

  3. 2021 State MGV Conference Awards

    Nov 2, 2021

    Writers: Jennifer E. Andon, M.S., Pamela J. Bennett

    Over 100 Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Educators and staff recently gathered virtually to honor peers, colleagues, and program supporters. The OSUE MGV Awards program was hosted by state MGV Program Director Pamela Bennett and Program Manager Jen Andon.  The event is normally held during the face to face MGV State Conference but was moved to virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.