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  1. MGV State Conference Online registration begins July 5, 2017!

    Jun 23, 2017

    Watch for information and links to the registration site and register early for Ohio's MGV State Conference on September 29 - 30, 2017 in Columbus at the 4-H Center.  The facility limits the capacity to 330 conference participants.  Registration cost will be $120 for the conference and amazing tours on Friday will be $60.

    The sessions choices below are all included in your registration fee.  Online registration opens July 5th watch for information on the registration website.

  2. MGVs preparing to plant at the GeoWalk at the Ohio Stat Fairgrounds

    MGVS Facilitate Geowalk Planting at State Fairgrounds

    Jun 6, 2017

    Neither wind, nor rain, nor thunder could slow down the lightning speed Franklin County MGVs worked so that all 500 plants were in the ground in less than 2 hours for this outgrowth of the Heritage Gardens project at the Governor’s Mansion.

    Working in conjunction with many Partners such as ODNR, Expo Staff, ODOT, Meisner and Associates Landscaping as well as former First Lady Hope Taft, Franklin County MGVs hope the early efforts and persistence will pay off with good sized plants for the State Fair that starts on July 26th.

  3. MGVs working at the Heritage Garden

    MGVs Ready the Governor's Residence Heritage Garden

    May 31, 2017

    As the new growing season began, 40 Master Gardeners from all over Ohio volunteered at the Heritage Garden in Bexley, Ohio on April 25, 2017. Many are returning and were delighted to be in the garden where Ohio natives plants are showcased both for the General Public and for all the dignitaries visiting our great State.

  4. Miami MGVs and winning scarecrow display

    Miami County MGVs Earn Director’s Choice Award

    May 25, 2017

    Master Gardener Volunteers are always looking for ways to make an impact in the community. However, they like to have a little fun too! In October, the Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers won the Director’s Choice Award for their entry in the annual Fall Farm Fest Scarecrow Contest hosted by the Miami County Parks District. The festival is held at the Lost Creek Reserve and enjoys tens of thousands of visitors each fall to enjoy a variety of autumn activities and contests.

  5. Shelby County residents make Buckeye necklaces with MGVs.

    Shelby MGVs Are Spreading Buckeye Spirit

    May 16, 2017

    Shelby County Master Gardener Volunteers have been spreading buckeye spirit with local children.  During the past two Shelby County Fairs held in July and Forestry Field Days held in October, MGVs have assisted children of all ages in making necklaces featuring buckeyes and scarlet and gray beads. Between the two events more than one hundred children have created necklaces following their own designs each year. 

  6. Raised bed filled with vegetables.

    Washington MGVs Teach Gardening to Youth in Detention Center

    May 9, 2017

    Washington Master Gardener Volunteers partnered with boys from the Juvenile Detention Center to cultivate their own garden. Four raised bed gardens behind the OSU Extension Office in Washington County were used for teaching individuals the art of gardening.  From the beginning, most of the actual labor was provided as a community service by boys from the nearby Juvenile Detention Center.  Three years ago they decided that if the boys were going to work the garden that it should be their garden and so we began an experiment.

  7. MGVs of Shelby County spread the buckeye spirit

    Spreading the Buckeye Spirit through Master Gardener Volunteers

    May 2, 2017

    Submitted by Shelby County MGV Coordinator Doug Benson:

    Shelby County Master Gardeners have been spreading buckeye spirit with local children.  During the past two Shelby County Fairs and Forestry Field Days, MGVs have assisted children of all ages in making necklaces featuring buckeyes and scarlet and gray beads. Between the two events more than one hundred children have created necklaces following their own designs each year. 

     

  8. Registration Deadline Extended for State MGV Conference

    Aug 21, 2017

    The registration deadline has been extended to September 1 for Grow Your Own Way, the State MGV Conference scheduled for Sept. 29 and 30 in Columbus. To get registered, go to: go.osu.edu/2017statemgv.

     

  9. Campers harvest lettuce to take home.

    Delaware Campers Learn About Water Cycles and Photosynthesis

    Jul 26, 2017

    Delaware Master Gardener Volunteers finally had a beautiful Thursday morning on June 8 to introduce energetic Woodward Elementary campers to the mysteries of the water cycle and photosynthesis. MGV Nora Hiland (aided by Patti Sharpe's fun posters) described the evaporation-transpiration-precipitation-infiltration hydrologic cycles in easy, fun terms. Nora then introduced a bit of the magic of photosynthesis and used celery to demonstrate the vascular “tubal” structure of plants.

  10. MGV talking with garden expo participants.

    GARDEN EXPO RETURNS TO MADISON COUNTY

    May 5, 2017

    Gardeners of all levels came together for a full day of learning in London, Ohio at the Madison County Garden Expo held Saturday April 1.  Returning to Madison County after several years, it was sponsored by the Madison County Master Gardeners and OSU Extension Madison County.   

    Programs were given on growing giant pumpkins, the importance of pollinators to the food you put on your table, growing hosta, creating a thriving honeybee hive, rain gardens and building your own rain barrel.   

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