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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. Ohio, the best of the best

    2019 MGV State Conference and Award Program Registration Open

    Oct 7, 2019

    Greetings,

    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.

  9. Daylilly section winners are pictured above.

    Fayette County MGV 2019 Daylily Show

    Aug 27, 2019

    On June 22, the FCMGVs held their fifth annual Daylily Show. The show is open to everyone statewide. There are categories for individual scapes and artistic designs.

      This year we expanded the design categories and brought in an Ohio Association of Garden Clubs judge. All the design categories were named after buildings. Everyone enjoyed the Buckingham Palace design category, a Fascinator, wearable on the head.

  10. Bob and Ellie Beck stand in Prairie & Wildflower Garden named in their honor.

    Huron County Hospital Honors Bob and Ellie Beck for Prairie Garden Project

    Jun 28, 2019

    On June 18, several employees of The Bellevue Hospital gathered on the east side of the hospital’s campus to admire the property’s prairie garden, the result of a restoration project led by Bob Beck of Bellevue. 

    To honor the time and research Bob and his wife Ellie have contributed to the success of the prairie, the garden was officially dedicated as The Bob and Ellie Beck Centennial Prairie and Wildflower Garden. 

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