On behalf of the State MGV Advisory Committee, I am excited to invite you to the 2019 Annual MGV State Conference and Awards Program in Columbus, Ohio. We are holding this one-day conference on November 8, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:01 p.m. We did not have a county hosting this year and we did not want to go a year without honoring our fantastic volunteers at the Awards Program, therefore it is being hosted by the Advisory Committee.
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.
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
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.