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  1. 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).

  2. Tomatoes are prepared for tasting and judging.

    Tomato Tasting Returns to Fairfield County

    Oct 3, 2018

    What a fun evening learning more about growing tomatoes as well as tasting tomatoes too! Over 50 participants joined the effort and we tasted 28 varieties of tomatoes.

    Stan Smith, OSU Extension Fairfield County, highlighted “10 Reasons Your Neighbor Can’t Grow Tomatoes” and Jerry Iles OSU Extension Educator offering insight into foliar disease of tomatoes.   Lots of good information was shared among our participants and Master Gardeners.

  3. Many varieties of tomatoes are tasted and judged in Fairfield County.

    Tomato Tasting Returns to Fairfield County

    Oct 3, 2018

    What a fun evening learning more about growing tomatoes as well as tasting tomatoes too! Over 50 participants joined the effort and we tasted 28 varieties of tomatoes.

    Stan Smith, OSU Extension Fairfield County, highlighted “10 Reasons Your Neighbor Can’t Grow Tomatoes” and Jerry Iles OSU Extension Educator offering insight into foliar disease of tomatoes.   Lots of good information was shared among our participants and Master Gardeners.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

     

  7. 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.

  8. 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.   

  9. 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”.

  10. Joseph Tychonievich

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

    May 2, 2017

    Save the Date! September 29 and 30, 2017 Master Gardener State Conference 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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