Resources

These resources are provided for Master Gardener Volunteers as well as backyard gardeners.  This page is in the process of being designed!  Check back soon.  They are listed in alpha order by topic.

 

Topic:  All about Elderberries

Speaker:  Patrick Byers, Field Specialist in Horticulture and Extension Professional - Southwest Region – Missouri

 

 

Topic:  Bees in Your Backyard

Speaker:  Denise Ellsworth, Ohio State University Program Director, Pollinator Education

Denise Ellsworth

Description:  Many gardeners know a honey bee when they see one, but how about the other 400+ species of bees that call Ohio home? This program will focus on some of the most common bees, including their fascinating biology and life histories. Why do bumble bees vibrate their wing muscles to the tone of a middle C? How uncommon are queens in the bee world? Why do leafcutting bees cut discs from leaves and petals? And how important are these native bees to pollination and biodiversity?

Topic:  Best Practices for MGVs and Community Food Projects

Speaker:  Jacqueline Kowalski, OSUE Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Summit County  kowalski.124@osu.edu

Description:  Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are often asked to participate in, lead, or offer technical support to community food projects.  Community food projects include, but are not limited to, community gardens, donation gardens, and youth projects that grow produce.  This session will discuss best practices when working with different types of gardens, offer suggestions for common problems and ways to build community. 

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Topic:  Best Practices for MGVs and Community Food Projects

Speaker:  Jacqueline Kowalski

 

Topic:  Buckeyes and Horsechestnuts

Speaker:  Ann Chanon, PhD, OSU Extension ANR Educator, Lorain County

 

Topic:  Bug Detectives: YOU Can solve the case of the mystery bug

Speaker:  Ashley Kulhanek, OSU Extension ANR Educator Medina County

 

Topic:  Busy People Can Garden Too!

Speaker:  Amanda Douridas, Champaign Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

 

 

Topic:  Cut Flowers for Beginners

Speaker:  Sabrina Schirtzinger, OSUE Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator, Knox County   

 Description:  Cut flower gardens are simpler to have than you may realize. Learn the basic supplies and techniques needed to begin a small cut flower in your backyard.

PowerPoint Handout Click Here

 

Topic:  Can You Spot the Spot?  Spotted Lanternfly Update

Speaker:  Amy Stone, Lucas County ANR Educator, Ohio State University Extension
Spotted Lanternfly Taskforce Chair

Description:  As chair of the Taskforce, Amy is responsible for pulling together a group of people who are focused on raising the awareness of this invasive pest.  Amy describes the insect, the life cycle, and more.

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Topic:  Dazzling Dahlias

Speaker:  Jacquelyn Kowalski, Summit County ANR Educator OSUE

 

Topic:  Ferns and Friends

Speaker:  Jim Chatfield, OSU Extension State Specialist, Horticulture

 

Gardening Myths and Legend - Which ones really work?


Eric Barrett, Extension Educator, Area Leader, OSU Extension

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Topic:  Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) for the Home Gardener

Speaker:  Suzanne Mills-Wasniak, ANR Educator in Montgomery County, OSUE

 

 

Growing Gourmet Garlic

By Patrick Byers 

 

 

Topic:  High Magnification, Low Cost: Macro Garden Photography on a Budget

Speaker:  Danae Wolfe, Educational Technology Specialist, Ohio State University Extension Learning and Organizational Development

 

 

 

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Topic:  Hydrangeas for Ohio Gardens

Speaker:  Eric Barrett, Mahoning County ANR Educator, Ohio State University Extension

Description:  Learn more about the five types of hydrangeas commonly grown in Ohio, along with care tips and special notes about the pink/blue ones that are more difficult to grow.

Speaker Bio:  Eric works extensively with horticultural, fruit/veg crops, and direct marketing programs, as well as with Master Gardener Volunteers and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists, conducting over 100 community programs each year. Eric aims to offer simple solutions to improve the garden and reduce disease issues.  He is a near-expert in the area of hydrangeas, authoring factsheets and presentations. Teaching is his passion. Eric presents across Ohio, as well as the US and in Canada. He has received several teaching awards, OSU Extension awards, the National Epsilon Sigma Mid-Career Award and an Ohio Fair Association Award.

Topic:  If only trees could talk ... this is what they’d tell us

Speaker:  Kelly Feehan, Extension Educator-Community Environment, University of Nebraska Extension   

Description:  This webinar covers common mistakes made when planting and caring for trees, how trees are harmed, and correct practices to use instead.

 

Topic: Meet Apple Scab and Fire Blight, Two Most Serious Problems in Pome Fruits

Speaker:  Dr. Mira Bulatovic-Danilovich

 

 

 

Topic:  Microgreens: Tasty, Tiny and Timely

Speaker:  Dr. Natalie Bumgarner, University of Tennessee    nbumgarn@utk.edu

Description:  There really couldn’t be a better crop for indoor gardening than microgreens. And, with a bit more time at home these days, it could be the perfect time to try some of these tiny, tasty, and nutritious vegetable crops. Join in for a practical overview of how to get started with microgreens in your windowsill, basement, back porch or greenhouse.

Click Here for Handout

 

Topic:  Nature Knows Best

Speaker:  Andy West, Horticulture Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension – Twin Falls County

 

 

Topic:  "Organic” Lawn Care

Speaker:  Dave Gardner, Professor, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University

 

 

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Topic:  Pest Management for Herbaceous Plants

Speaker:  Pam Bennett, Associate Professor, State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director, Horticulture Educator, OSUE

Description:  Are you tired of dealing with pests in your flower beds?  The first step in managing these pests is to identify them and learn about their life cycle and habits.  After that you can determine your management strategies.  Pam will go through the top pests we tend to see in the landscape and offer some solutions.  

Speaker Bio: Pam is an Associate Professor with The Ohio State University and serves as the State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director and Horticulture Educator for OSU Extension in Clark County. 

She specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally.  Pam has also lectured in South Korea, China, Greece and Turkey.  She is a Clark County Park District Commissioner, and a Board member of the Hartman Rock Garden.  She is the Past-President of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden. 

Pam is the co-author of an award-winning book, Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for eight counties receiving the Cox Publishing brands, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications. 

Recording: Click here

Handout:  Click here

 

Topic:  Shrub Roses for the Landscape

Speakers:  Rachel Hoverman, Van Wert County Program Assistant

 

Topic:  Tales of Plant Pathogenic Viruses: From the Nobel Prize to Geranium Stunt Viruses; from Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Cigarette Smoke to Hosta Virus X

Speaker:  Jim Chatfield, OSU Extension

 

 

Topic:  The Good, The Bad, and The Hungry – Dealing with Wildlife in the Garden

Speaker:  Marne Titchenell, Wildlife Program Specialist, OSU Extension

 

Topic:  Theme Gardens for Pollinators

Speaker:  Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollinator Program

 

Topic:  Thyme for Herbs

Speaker:  Kerry Smith, Home Grounds Team Co-Leader & Master Gardener State Program, Auburn University, Alabama Cooperative Extension System

 

 

Topic:  Top Performing LOW MAINTENANCE! Annuals for Ohio Gardens

Speaker:  Pam Bennett, Associate Professor, State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director, Horticulture Educator, OSUE

Bio:  Pam is an Associate Professor with The Ohio State University and serves as the State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director and Horticulture Educator for OSU Extension in Clark County. 

She specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally.  Pam has also lectured in South Korea, China, Greece and Turkey.  She is a Clark County Park District Commissioner, and a Board member of the Hartman Rock Garden.  She is the Past-President of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden. 

Pam is the co-author of an award-winning book, Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for eight counties receiving the Cox Publishing brands, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications. 

Description:  These are NOT your grandma's annuals!  Pam shares the top performers in OSU field trials based on low maintenance (no deadheading!).  Be prepared for this fast-paced program with lots of beautiful color to inspire you for this coming spring season.  

Handout:  Print this handout and have in hand to take notes!  Click here for the 2019 Field Trials Handout

 

Topic:  Toxicity of Pesticides

Speaker:  Amanda Douridas, Champaign Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

 

 

Topic:  Tree of Heaven vs. Staghorn Sumac. How can you tell the difference in Winter?

Speaker:  Thomas deHaas, Lake County ANR Educator, Ohio State University Extension

Description:  Tree of Heaven is a favored host of Spotted Lantern Fly, Lycorma delicatula. By identifying this tree and eradicating it from the landscape, you can help to reduce the attraction of Spotted Lantern Fly to your site. Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima and Staghorn Sumac, Rhus typhina, can be difficult to differentiate in the winter months. However, on close inspections of stems, buds, fruit pods and trunk, you can tell the difference.

 

Topic:  Spring Lawn Care

Speaker:  John Orick, Purdue Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Description: John will discuss the basics of spring lawn care. His topics will include general lawn management considerations, spring seeding cool-season turfgrasses, and best practices for spring weed control.

Speaker Bio:  John Orick earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University in Turfgrass Science. John’s work experience includes nearly 10 years in the golf course maintenance industry, including 4 years as an assistant golf course superintendent at two different Indiana golf courses. After working in the turf industry, he served as a Purdue Extension Educator in Madison County for 16 years. Currently, John is the State Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture on the Purdue University, West Lafayette campus. He provides leadership for the administration of the program statewide.

Turfgrass Weed Control for Professionals 2020 edition order information Click Here

       

Topic:  Using Pesticides and Disinfectants Safely and Effectively

Speaker:  Mary Ann ‘Mimi’ Rose, Ph.D., Director, Pesticide Safety Education Program

 

Topic:  What’s troubling your pines and spruces?

Speaker:  Curtis E. Young Ph.D, CCA, Ohio State University ANR Educator in Van Wert County