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  1. 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.

  2. 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.   

  3. 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”.

  4. 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”.

  5. Hancock County MGV Demonstration Garden

    Hancock County Feeds the Hungry and Wins

    Dec 13, 2016

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    Ever wonder how an initiative started from a state organization can have so many positive impacts on a organization and community?  Well, that is what the State Master Gardener, “GROW Ohio-Feed the Hungry” initiative did in Hancock County.  In early January, Bill Jones, Hancock County Master Gardener coordinator received information about how the Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer groups could participate in raising and gleaning produce to donate to food banks to feed the hungry.  The initiative was patterned after the book, Katie’s Cabbage.

  6. Warren County MGVv Library Gardens

    Mary L. Cook Library Gardens

    Oct 31, 2016

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    The library gardens provide an interesting variety of gardens used by the library patrons for quiet reflection and also ideas for their own gardens. A Children's Garden is used for a variety of presentations aimed to prick the interest of gardening in children.  Virtually every Warren County MGV has done work at this Waynesville library horticultural site.  Submitted by Nancy McLaughlin

     

     

  7. LIcking County MGV new officers

    Licking County MGVs Elect New Officers

    Oct 19, 2016

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    At their October Member Meeting, the Licking County MGVs elected new officers for the 2017 - 2018 two-year term. From left to right: Phil Metzler – Treasurer, Linda Bishop – President, Donna Walters – Secretary, and Elaine Boaz – Vice President. The new team starts in January 2017 but transition work sessions and “next year” planning meetings are being held in fourth Quarter 2016. Thank you, from your fellow MGVs, for your dedication and future leadership!  Submitted by MGV Phil Metzler

     

  8. Sherree Cole serves as Judge

    Master Gardener Volunteer Serving as Judge for 4-H Flower Contest

    Sep 27, 2016

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    Master Gardeners are often asked to support the community with their expertise.  This time, when asked to judge a 4-H flower contest at the Hocking County fair, I had no idea what to expect.  There were critters created from wood and old tires, children made from old oil drums, faeries in a galvanized garden tub, scarecrows, pumpkins and even minions in the competition.  Using flowers, props and their imagination, county 4-H club members create their own displays.  The beautiful results add floral interest to the grounds.

  9. Tiger posing at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

    MGV Continuing Education Comes Alive at the Cleveland Zoo

    Sep 13, 2016

         The 183 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was the playground of continuing education for 30 Cuyahoga County MGVs.  Leigh Anne Lomas, the new Zoo horticulturalist and Facilities Manager, hosted a tour for the Master Gardeners this summer.

  10. members of the advisory committee on a tour.

    State MGV Advisory Committee Meeting Held at an Incredible Location in Columbus!

    Sep 9, 2016

    Writer: Pamela J. Bennett

    Wow wow wow!  On Thursday September 8th, 16 members of the State MGV Advisory Committee held a meeting at the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Reserach Park.  It was a great place for a meeting but even more, we learned about a wonderful resource for MGVs and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists to learn from and to go for a field trip. Located on the northern edge of the OSU Campus and along the Olentangy River, this 52-acre urban research site is pretty incredible.  When on the site, you don't even realize that you are in the city.

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