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  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

     

  5. Fayette MGV Interns Renovate Carnegie Library Garden

    Apr 5, 2018

    MGV interns renovated two parking lot beds at the Carnegie Library in Washington C. H. Even while the Fayette MGVs were planting, the library patrons where commenting on the improvement.

    The interns removed boxwoods from existing wooden raised beds that were causing damage to the building.  Overgrown dwarf Alberta spruce were removed from existing parking lot beds and added new soil .  Working with the head librarian they focused on plant material referred to in books the children were reading.  For example, the Harry Potter books often refer to herbs.

  6. Go Native Participants learn about native plants.

    Hardin MGVs Emphasize the Importance of Native Plants

    Apr 5, 2018

    The Master Gardener Volunteers of Hardin County recently held a program titled “GO NATIVE! A Native Plant Program.” The goal of the program was to increase both the public awareness of the need to include native plants in their landscapes as well as to train Master Gardener Volunteers on the topic.  Over 75 attended the program.

  7. 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.

     

  8. 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.

  9. 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.   

  10. Joseph Tychonievich

    SAVE THE DATE - September 29 - 30, 2017 MGV State Conference

    May 2, 2017

    Save the Date! September 29 and 30, 2017 Hosted by Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers Keynote Speakers will be Joseph Tychonievich and Melinda Myers.

    Joseph is a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s food show, The Splendid Table, and has recently been named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of “…six young horticulturalists who are helping to shape how America gardens”.

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