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    Fayette MGVs and Community Collaborators Host a Family Fun Day

    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.

  2. Potted tulips

    Beware of Potted Daffodils, Tulips and Lilies and Pets!

    Mar 30, 2018

    ‘Tis the season to buy potted blooming bulbs for inside the house to decorate for Easter or to just celebrate the coming of spring. The most common are daffodils, tulips or lilies which may be planted outside once the foliage has died back or stored in a cool dry environment and planted in the fall. All are considered members of the Liliaceae family and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, depression, excessive salivation and death in cats following ingestion of any plant parts. Exposure to daffodils and tulips can similar signs in dogs.

  3. Fayette MGVs Team Up with Soil & Water Conservation District to Plant Pollinator Gardens

    Mar 20, 2018

               Fayette MGVs and Soil and Water Conservation (S&W) planted five pollinator gardens to use in future programming. In addition, a geocache pollinator trail was developed and revealed last Fall.

    Geocaching is the world’s largest treasure hunt. Participants use GPS coordinates to find a logbook and hidden rewards. The MGs and S&W identified seven sites in the county. The trail leads you to sites that have habitat that support pollinators.

  4. Secrest Arboretum Master Gardener Volunteers

    Secrest Arboretum MGVs Share their Year

    Feb 7, 2018

                  Master Gardener Volunteers are vital to the function of Secrest Arboretum, one of Ohio State University’s two arboreta, located in Wooster. While Secrest Arboretum has been supported by Friends of Secrest (a non-profit organization) and local volunteers for many years, Master Gardeners have always played a crucial role.  Their assistance was especially impactful following the 2010 tornado.

  5. Reducing food waste by gleaning potatoes.

    Hancock MGVs win GrowOhio Award For Second Year

    Feb 1, 2018

                    For the second straight year, the Master Gardeners of Hancock County have been awarded $500 for producing and collecting the most produce among the State’s medium sized Master Gardener counties.  This produce was donated to food banks for use in distributing it to those in need.

  6. Ross County donated a truck load of sweet corn to feed the hungry.

    Grow Ohio Winner - Small County Category - Ross County MGVs Provide Fresh Garden Produce

    Jan 9, 2018

    Ross County Master Gardener Volunteers donated nearly 5,000 pounds of fresh produce to local food pantries and other organizations.  They were the winning county in the small county division and will receive the $500 prize to be used in next year's garden. Here is their story by Ivory Harlow.

    Ross is a rural county nestled in the hills of Appalachian Ohio. Like many areas of Appalachia, the community is tight-knit and family focused. Ross County is a place where residents support one another and lend a helping hand to neighbors when one is needed.

  7. Van Wert MGV's Butterfly Garden in their Childrens' Garden

    Van Wert MGVs Reach for the Sky!

    Dec 21, 2017

                To say that the Van Wert County Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) have high expectations is an understatement. Since the group’s formation in 2002, they have worked relentlessly on three major projects which have put the small, northwest Ohio town of Van Wert on the map.  

  8. Hibiscus Turn of the Century

    Don't Miss this Outstanding Perennial Program

    Dec 12, 2017

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers along with the Perennial Plant Foundation are presenting the 22 P.L.A.N.T.

  9. Three of the five 2017 Outstanding MGV award winners.

    Congratulations to the 2017 Awards Winning Volunteers and Projects!

    Nov 3, 2017

    Congratulations to Franklin County Extension and Master Gardener Volunteers for hosting a hugely successful State Conference and Awards program. We also want to congratulate all of the award winners below. More than 300 volunteers from around Ohio attended the two day conference and enjoyed tours of Franklin County and outstanding speakers. Again, thanks Franklin County for hosting!

    Master Gardener Volunteer 2017 Awards Program

  10. Hocking County MGVs field questions from guests.

    Lilyfest in the Hocking Hills

    Aug 14, 2017

    On July 13-15, 2017 Hocking County Master Gardeners staffed an Ask a Master Gardener booth at Lilyfest, a celebration of arts, crafts, food and music in the Hocking Hills.  The festival is held at Bishop Educational Garden, a Hocking Soil and Water natural area and educational site and was celebrating its 26th year.

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