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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Greene MGVs Adopt Sweet Arrow Reserve Mitigation Project

    Aug 18, 2016

                The Sweet Arrow Reserve, the newest and largest park in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks District, is adjacent to the Cornerstone Development. The Little Sugar Creek happens to run through the Sweet Arrow Reserve at the bottom of a major flood plain. OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardeners are putting their concern into action in an attempt to stem the significant erosion caused by the recent increase in real estate development.

  5. Greene MGVs Adopt Sweet Arrow Reserve Mitigation Project

    Aug 18, 2016

                The Sweet Arrow Reserve, the newest and largest park in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Parks District, is adjacent to the Cornerstone Development. The Little Sugar Creek happens to run through the Sweet Arrow Reserve at the bottom of a major flood plain. OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardeners are putting their concern into action in an attempt to stem the significant erosion caused by the recent increase in real estate development.

  6. Fayette MGVs Sponsor County's First Daylily Show

    Aug 10, 2016

           The Fayette County Master Gardener Volunteers (MG’s) along with the Fayette County Agriculture Society sponsored their first daylily show at the Fayette County Fair on July 19, 2016. When local hybridizers Karen Whiteside and Ed Mongold approached the MGs about sponsoring and organizing a daylily show, they quickly approved the idea and began working. The fair board liked the idea and approved the show. Plans included a class for the public on how to properly prepare a daylily for a show.

  7. Hocking MGVs Teach Gardening and Healthy Food Choices at Day Camp

    Aug 4, 2016

    On June 8th, 2016 Hocking County Master Gardener Volunteers Joanne Murtha and Sheree Cole along with Extension Educator Tim McDermott presented a program to the Whole Fit Day Camp in partnership with the Hocking Valley Community Hospital.

  8. Hundreds Participate in Miami MGVs New Horticulture Series

    Jul 29, 2016

    On the first Friday of each month, Miami County MGVs are hard at work educating the public on a variety of horticulture-related topics as part of their new series, Coffee with the Master Gardeners. The series, which began in February, is geared towards backyard gardeners and horticulture enthusiasts alike. Sessions have covered raised bed gardening, pruning techniques, roses, native plants, weed control, and fairy gardening. To date, 188 residents have participated in the series.

     

  9. MGVs Tour Rose Production Plant in Ecuador

    2017 Ecuadorian Working Vacation Open to MGVs

    Jun 23, 2016

    Adventuring in Ecuador, a country with 12 hours of sunlight year-round, has been experienced by over 50 Ohio Master Gardener Volunteers.  Since 2013 Ohio MGVS have partnered with the Tandana Foundation to provide a working vacation in Otavalo and surrounding communities.  The focus has been on cultivating trees, water remediation, education, planting, gardening and working side-by-side with locals to improve their communities.  Activities are a mixture of work and cultural activities including touring, cooking classes, shopping, and more.

  10. Licking MGVs Grow for Food Pantry

    Jun 13, 2016

    Licking County MGVs donated 2,181 pounds of produce grown on their one-acre garden to the local Salvation Army Food Bank and Kitchen.  The fresh produce will help supply over 25,000 meals.

    Since the Food Pantry project was founded five years ago, the MGVs have donated over 12,648 pounds of produce.  After meals are prepared, any remaining produce goes into the food pantry for recipients to take home. 

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