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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

     

  6. Sharing Garden Smiles...by the Numbers...

    Jun 5, 2020

    One way the Fairfield County Master Gardeners found to stay connected during the COVID-19 STAY AT HOME ORDER was by sharing SMILES from our gardens during the past 60 days.  The SMILE Challenge was posted to the Fairfield County Master Gardener Facebook Group page on March 21, 2020.  The MGV Coordinator request was very simple...look around you and find something that made you SMILE today.  Since March 21, our Facebook group has increased the number of followers by 63% and have had 262 posts or engagements  You do not have to be a Master Gardener to join the group, you simply need to enjoy

  7. Planting When Soil Temperatures are Right

    Apr 16, 2020

    Every day the the sun shines brings lots of gardeners to their gardens.  The calendar tells us we could be planting early spring crops in the garden but what does the soil thermometer tell us.  If you have never thought about the use of the soil thermometer you should!  Have you ever had crops that you planted in your garden that just “set” there and did not take off?  Perhaps you planted them in wet soils and perhaps you planted them when the soils were just too cold. 

  8. 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).

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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