Jul 31, 2017
It was a perfect late June morning in the garden where Woodward Elementary campers, an assortment of friendly bugs and Delaware Master Gardener Volunteers met to explore pollination. The insects were intentional as the lesson was on pollination and “good” and “bad” bugs. MGV Nora Hiland brought a wealth of fun facts and a variety of flowers that campers examined through magnifying glasses as the MGV helpers pointed out how each type of flower was pollinated. Nora pulled out the “really fun stuff” – live insects in magnifying cases and dead insects in baggies.
Jul 28, 2017
If you haven't already, time is running out to register for Grow Your Own Way, the 2017 State Master Gardener Conference which will be held on the OSU Campus in Columbus. Conference dates are:
Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.