Program Calendar

Events from various organizations this month (August 2022)

Tomato Pruning and Trellis Class
Tuesday August 2 12:00 pm (Extension MGV)
Learn about Trellising, removing suckers, abiotic programs , heat stress, fertility management, IPM. Q&A available at end of presentation. Tim McDermott and Jennifer Andon presenters.

A Family Affair
Thursday August 4 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Join us for a 10-3 program on August 4, 2022 for spirited discussions of family relationships in the plant and insect world, from plant families such as the Solanaceae and Asparagaceae to the families and larger classification of orders in the six-legged world. The teaching team includes all of you and Secrest Arboretum’s Paul Snyder and OSU entomology experts Denise Ellsworth and Roger Downer, and man in full retirement Jim Chatfield.

Creating a Food Forest in Your Backyard
Saturday August 6 8:00 - 10:00 am (Franklin County Coffee with the Master Gardeners Series)
Start the weekend with OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, coffee and gardening education. Register for any monthly session for $15 each (coffee & donuts provided). Most sessions will feature hands-on activities or sessions in the garden.

Name That Tree
Saturday August 6 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (OSU Woodland Stewards)
Want to learn how to identify some common Ohio trees? Then join us and spend the day learning common terminology and how to use a dichotomous tree key. The class starts out in the morning learning some key characteristics to look for and then works with a key on some samples from local trees. In the afternoon we will go outside and do some hands on identification utilizing that same key.

Savoring Ohio Produce Webinar Series -- Corn
Tuesday
August 9 4 :00 - 5:00 pm (Franklin County)

Guided Tree Walk
Tuesday August 10 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Monthly tree walks feature all things trees. A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather.

Night Insect Walk
Friday August 12 8:00 - 10:00 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
This August, come to Secrest Arboretum to experience the hidden nightlife of insects at the 2022 Insect Night Walk! After two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very excited to bring back the Ohio State University's biggest insect-themed annual event. Kids and adults of all ages can attend for free to witness the beauty and diversity of night-flying insects, from glittering fireflies and singing crickets to huge, colorful moths and iridescent beetles.
This year, the Night Walk will feature a number of events and attractions including expert-led walks to insect-attracting traps and black lights, a petting zoo filled with exotic insects, insect-themed rock painting, raffles for a variety of items, and educational tables about the diversity of insect communication, life cycles, anatomy and more. The 2022 Insect Night Walk will be held on August 12th, from 8 – 10:30 pm, at the Secrest Arboretum (2212 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH). Bring a flashlight, good walking shoes, and a clear plastic jar to collect insects.

Guided Bird Walk
Saturday August 13 9:00 - 11:00 am (Secrest Arboretum)
Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society guided birders of all skill levels. Spot birds, learn their calls and discover their habitats in the arboretum. Parking and admission are free. Please dress for the weather.

When Do I Harvest and Garden Safety
Saturday August 13 10:00 - 11:00 am (Cuyahoga County)
You have managed pests, kept your garden watered and weed free, and now it is time to harvest. This presentation will tell you how to do that safely (for you and your plant), when to do it, and maybe even how to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Presenter: Christine Harris

Tomato Taste Testing
Friday August 19 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Licking County)
The Harbor Community Center in Buckeye Lake, Ohio

Harvesting Crops and Cold Weather Vegetables -- 2022 Vegetable & Flower Gardening Classes
Saturday August 20
10:00 - 11:00 am (Licking County)

Climate, Weather, and Monarchs
Tuesday August 23 2 pm EST (The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series)
Presenters: Karen Oberhauser, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison & Leslie Ries, Georgetown Univ. Weather is a key determinant of monarch numbers, but the story is complicated and interesting. Join us to learn the latest on what we know about monarch population drivers, in the past, present, and future.

Savoring Ohio Produce Webinar Series -- Melon
Tuesday August
23 4 :00 - 5:00 pm (Franklin County)

Gardens for Backyard Chickens
Tuesday August 23 6 :00 - 7:30 pm (Licking County)
Bring your lawn chair and relax in our colorful and vibrant Learning Garden as Member, Erin Allen, shares the best garden plants for the chicken yard that add nutrition to their diets. This is the last of the series, Lawn Chair Learning. Tour of the gardens will be given after this free program.

Looking Ahead (Events from various organizations)

September 2022

2022 Ohio Plant Problem Diagnostic Workshop
Friday September 2 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
The program will include Arboretum experts, including Paul Snyder, and Jim Chatfield (retired and retiring), and distinguished entomologists including Dan Herms, Joe Boggs, Denise Ellsworth, and others, including all of you. We will include horticultural, plant pathological, and entomological problems and opportunities. We will have a near infinite number of samples in the Pavilion and in the living Arboretum. Remember the words of Pelinor of Buckland and the 1st Earle of Pome-roy: ‘Diagnosis of plantes of the heathe and of the moors is humankind’s most pressing passion, penetrating to the very heart of darkness of Nature gone wrong.” Mini-Presentations include: Galls Divided Into Three Three Three Parts – Joe Boggs, OSU Entomology; New and Not So New Disease Profiles – Jim Chatfield, OSU Emeritus; Plants Are The Key to Diagnostics – Pau Snyder, OSU, Secrest Arboretum; Pollinator Potentialities – Denise Ellsworth, OSU Entomology
; Trees and Climate Change – Dan Herms, Research VP, Davey Tree Expert Co.

Savoring Ohio Produce Webinar Series -- Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower
Tuesday
September 6 4 :00 - 5:00 pm (Franklin County)

Gather at the Garden: Welcome Back Open House
Thursday September 8 11:00 - 2:00 pm (Chadwick Arboretum)

Oh Deer, What Can I Do?
Saturday September 10 10:00 - 11:00 am (Cuyahoga County)

Guided Tree Walk
Tuesday September 14 • 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Monthly tree walks feature all things trees. A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather.

When to Harvest and How to Save Seeds
Friday September 16 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Licking County)
The Harbor Community Center in Buckeye Lake, Ohio

Soil Testing to Improve Your Lawn & Garden
Saturday September 17 8:00 - 10:00 am (Franklin County Coffee with the Master Gardeners Series)
Start the weekend with OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, coffee and gardening education. Register for any monthly session for $15 each (coffee & donuts provided). Most sessions will feature hands-on activities or sessions in the garden.

Savoring Ohio Produce Webinar Series -- Potatoes
Tuesday September
20 4 :00 - 5:00 pm (Franklin County)

The Role of Zoos in Butterfly and Insect Conservation
Tuesday September 23 2 pm EST (The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series)
Presenters: Paige Howorth, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance & Sarah Jenkins, Henry Doorly Zoo. Zoos are playing an important role in insect conservation research and their labs are home to innovative programs designed to help at-risk insect species recover. Join us for updates and success stories with a focus on monarchs and the salt creek tiger beetle recovery program.

October 2022

Fall Lawn Care for a Greener Spring
Saturday October 1 8:00 - 10:00 am (Franklin County Coffee with the Master Gardeners Series)
Start the weekend with OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, coffee and gardening education. Register for any monthly session for $15 each (coffee & donuts provided). Most sessions will feature hands-on activities or sessions in the garden.

2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Ohio State Conference
October 7-8, 2022
Cleveland Marriott East
Hosted by the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
Info Page Registration Page
SATURDAY KEYNOTE SPEAKER >> Tracy DiSabato-Aust,
50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants and Designing with Color & Texture for Visionary Effects
FEATURING >> Exciting BUS TOURS | Author’s Book Signing | Vendors | State Awards Luncheon
FULL DAY CONFERENCE with multiple education tracks, including advanced topics

Autumn Discovery Day Plant Sale
Saturday October 8 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Friends of Secrest Arboretum is excited to host our annual fall plant sale. Stop by the Welcome Center to talk to the experts and shop for unique plants. Check out the sale list and plan to arrive early for best selection! Friends of Secrest members enjoy a 10% discount at our members-only presale on October 8th.

Guided Tree Walk
Wednesday October 12 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Guided tree walks have been approved for the first half of the year! Hooray! Monthly tree walks feature all things trees. A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather.

Design & Beyond
Saturday October 15 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Summit County)
Keynot
e speaker Kerry Mendez is an author, garden & design consultant, and ‘passionate perennialist. She will discuss “Budget Wise Gardening,” and ”Demystifying Hydrangeas.” Bonsai master Ken Huth will demonstrate the “Art of Bonsai,” creating a bonsai forest that will be given away at the end of the day.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Monarchs: Tackling the Tough Topics in Monarch Conservation
Tuesday October 25 2 pm EST (The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series)
Presenters: Katie-Lyn Bunney, Monarch Joint Venture & Lily Maynard, Cincinnati Zoo. Description TBA.

November 2022

Guided Tree Walk
Wednesday November 9 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Guided tree walks have been approved for the first half of the year! Hooray! Monthly tree walks feature all things trees. A variety of topics will be covered, including proper selection and planting, insect pests and diseases. Please dress for the weather.

The Milpa and the Monarch: Indigenous Cosmologies of Mexico
Tuesday November 15 2 pm EST (The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series)
Presenter: Dr. Columba Gonzalez, Mount Saint Vincent Univ. Description TBA.

ArborREADum
Wednesday November 16 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Secrest Arboretum)
Welcome to our second ArboREADum book club; a casual sharing of favorite plant and nature reading selections. Anyone in attendance is welcome (not required) to share! Coffee and pastries provided. "I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." -Groucho Marx
Registration coming soon!

December 2022

Remote Sensing Technology Development to Aid Conservation
Tuesday December 20 2 pm EST (The Monarch Butterfly Conservation Webinar Series)
Presenters: Wendy Caldwell, Monarch Joint Venture & TBA. A collaboration between the Monarch Joint Venture, Sentera Inc., and the U.S.G.S. has developed remote sensing technology to detect and count common milkweed stems. This technology may be a cost-efficient and effective method to help meet monarch conservation targets for the eastern population. Join MJV Executive Director Wendy Caldwell for an update on remote sensing pilot programs and other applications of remote sensing in aiding conservation effectiveness beyond monarchs and milkweed.