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June 2024

Plant Sale - Cuyahoga MGV

June 1, 2024 9:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Kiwanis Pavilion, 6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH  


Join the MGV of Cuyahoga County for their annual plant sale.    Perennials, vegetables, herbs, native pollinators, trees and shrubs to choose from -- restocked all day.  Cash, check or charge welcome.

Walnut Trees

June 3, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Mike Hogan as he discusses  proper the walnut tree (any maybe the serviceberry and dogwood).  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Secrest Garden Fair

June 8, 2024 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Handcrafted birdhouses, custom metal art, recycled treasures, awesome pottery and much more will be featured at the Secrest Garden Fair on Saturday, June 8 at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, Ohio. The free event will also feature local food vendors, activities for children, and Master Gardener-lead tours of the arboretum, gardening workshops, and a raffle. And don't forget to bring your plant and gardening questions for our Master Gardeners to answer. The Secrest Garden Fair will feature over 50 vendors in 2024. There will also be some surprising new vendors to discover!

Secrest Garden Fair

June 8, 2024 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Handcrafted birdhouses, custom metal art, recycled treasures, awesome pottery and much more will be featured at the Secrest Garden Fair on Saturday, June 8 at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, Ohio. The free event will also feature local food vendors, activities for children, and Master Gardener-lead tours of the arboretum, gardening workshops, and a raffle. And don't forget to bring your plant and gardening questions for our Master Gardeners to answer. The Secrest Garden Fair will feature over 50 vendors in 2024. There will also be some surprising new vendors to discover!

Walk with Members

June 8, 2024 10:00am Eastern Highbanks Metro Park, 9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035


Join fellow Ohio Chapter members and tree enthusiasts at Highbanks Metro Park where we will have a stroll through the woods and learn from each other. The hike will be approximately 3+ miles.

Registration: The walk is FREE;  however, registration is required in case of adverse weather and so that we know how many people plan to stay for lunch after the walk, compliments of Bartlett Tree Experts.

Herbs

June 9, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Sean McVay, Cindy Marvich, and Lauren Preston as they discuss herbs.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Gardening As a Self-Care Practice

June 12, 2024 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center, 777 W. State Street, Columbus, 43222


Join Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, to learn the many health benefits associated with gardening, such as: it can be a space to practice mindfulness, be physically active, and grow vegetables to support a nutritious diet.   FREE.  Must register.

Guided Tree Walks

June 12, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

Selecting and Growing Hydrangeas

June 13, 2024 2:00pm Eastern Perry Cook Memorial Library, 7406 County Road 242, Mt. Gilead, OH


Join Morrow County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Perry Cook Memorial Library to learn how to select the best Hydrangea varieties to suit your landscape, as well as how to grow them and keep them looking their best all season long.  For more information, email jagger.6@osu.edu or call 419-947-1070.

Urban Growers:  Low, Mid and High Tunnel Management

June 15, 2024 10:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Village Family Farms,  1662 Crawford Road, Cleveland, OH


Informative workshop focused on low, mid, and high tunnel production, featuring information to benefit the small and urban growers, beginning farmers, and community gardeners. This workshop will be held rain or shine, with lunch provided. Discussion will emphasize topics such as pros and cons of various types of tunnels, season extension, climate control, crop and variety selection, nutrient and irrigation management, and where to go for additional information.  Space limited.  Registration Required.  For payment, contact Morning Robinson at 216-429-8203 or robinson.2024@osu.edu

Tomatoes 101

June 18, 2024 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center, 777 West State Street, Columbus, OH  43222


Join Tim McDermott, Agriculture and natural Resources Educator, to learn the ins and outs of growing this summer staple.  FREE.  Must register.

Juneteenth Strawberry Festival

June 19, 2024 2:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Weinland Park Berry Patch (corner of Fourth Street & 11th Avenue)


Join OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and Weinland Park Civic Association for an afternoon of fun activities.  Activities include:  Juneteenth Commemoration, Strawberry harvest and taste test, strawberry shortcakes, children's activities, Ask A Master Gardener booth, berry poem contest, strawberry recipe swap.

Shrubaretum

June 20, 2024 1:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


All about shrubs. From large to small, evergreen to deciduous, hardy to marginally hardy. You will learn all you need to know about shrubs including top performers at Secrest. This workshop is in the form of an arboretum walk.

Basics of Composting

June 20, 2024 6:30pm Eastern Headwaters Outdoor Education Center, 151 Home Road, Mt. Gilead, OH


Join Morrow County Master Gardener Volunteers and Kristin Ruth, Morrow County Recycling, to learn the basics of backyard composting.  Learn different composting techniques to turn your kitchen and yard waste into a nutritious treasure.  For more information contact Carri Jagger at jagger.6@osu.edu or call 419-947-1070.

Gardens of Distinction

June 22, 2024 9:00am - 4:00pm Eastern Multiple Gardens, Summit County 


Summit County Master Gardeners invite you to join a self-directed tour through six beautiful Summit County gardens.  June 22 ticket holders are invited to the Posie Shoppe and New-To-You Boutique which will be filled with Master Gardener-grown plants and garden items.  New this year is a virtual tour option!  Purchase general tour tickets online for $25 each with an option to add the virtual tour for $10 more. Virtual Tour includes two bonus gardens!


Vegetative Propagation

June 22, 2024 10:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Headwaters Outdoor Educ. Cntr., 151 Home Rd., Mt. Gilead, OH 


Join OSU Extension Morrow County Master Gardener Volunteer Merry Tapp to learn how to propagate your favorite plants through vegetative cuttings.  FREE event, but must PRE-REGISTER.  Contact Carri Jagger  at 419-947-1070 or jagger.6@osu.edu .


Selecting and Growing Hydrangeas

June 25, 2024 6:00pm Eastern Selover Public Library, 31 US Highway 95, Chesterville, OH


Join Morrow County Master Gardener Volunteers at the Selover Library to learn how to select the best Hydrangea varieties to suit your landscape, as well as how to grow them and keep them looking their best all season long.  For more information, email jagger.6@osu.edu or call 419-947-1070.

Good Plants Gone Bad

June 26, 2024 6:00pm Eastern Starkey Pavilion MVCH Park, 1230 Pontius Rd., Circleville, OH


Join Pickaway County Master Gardener Volunteers for a FREE presentation to learn about invasive plants in Ohio.  Presentation to cover suggested native and non-invasive plants and how to eradicate invasive species on your property.  Bring a chair.  Weather permitting, invasive plant identification woodland walk planned at 5:00 pm.

July 2024

Jim McCormac

July 7, 2024 9:00 - 10:00am Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Jim McCormac as he discusses whatever he wants!  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Bats: What You Didn't Learn Watching Batman

July 15, 2024 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Coyote Run Nature Preserve, 9212 Pickerington Rd, Pickerington, OH


Registration Deadline:  July 8


Spend the evening with OSU Extension’s Marne Titchenell and Carrie Brown as they discuss all things bats at the beautiful Coyote Run Nature Preserve in Fairfield County.  Learn the status of Ohio’s bats, how to provide habitat in forests and backyard spaces, and how researchers study bats! The evening will conclude with a walk around the preserve using equipment to listen in on bat echolocation calls.  

Guided Tree Walks

July 10, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

Woodland Water and Wildlife LIVE!

July 12, 2024 8:15am - 4:00pm Eastern OSU-Mansfield, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH  44906


Workshop features in-depth sessions mostly outdoors.  The topics for the day include sessions on forest understory plants, invasive species ID and control, vernal pools and deer management to name a few.  Come explore the 600+ acres of the Mansfield campus with us for the day.  Registration fee:  $45.00.  Registration deadline:  July 5, 2024.

DCMGA Plant Sale

July 19 - 20, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm (Saturday) Eastern  9:00am - 2:00pm (Sunday) Eastern Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, OH 43015


Don't miss the Delaware County Master Gardeners Association Annual Plant Sale.  Great finds and buys on perennial native plants.  Great way to add interest to your pollinator, rock and vegetable gardens.  


Woodland Water and Wildlife LIVE!

July 12, 2024 8:15 - 4:00pm Eastern OSU-Mansfield, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH  44906


Workshop features in-depth sessions mostly outdoors.  The topics for the day include sessions on forest understory plants, invasive species ID and control, vernal pools and deer management to name a few.  Come explore the 600+ acres of the Mansfield campus with us for the day.  Registration fee:  $45.00.  Registration deadline:  July 5, 2024.

Pollinators

July 21, 2024 8:30 - 9:30am Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Michelle Pham as she discusses pollinators.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Food Preservation and Canning 101 (2 pt. series)

July 27, 2024 10:30 - 11:30am Eastern Grove City Library, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 


Join Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, for a two-part Food Preservation and Canning 101 workshop.   Session 1: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  An Overview of Food Preservation Methods - Session 2: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Water Bath & Pressure Canning .  Both sessions are free of charge and no registration is required.  

2024 Walnut Council Annual Meeting

July 28-30, 2024 All Day Springfield, OH (Multiple Locations.


The Walnut Council will hold its national meeting in Springfield, OH July 28-30.  Not required to attend all three days, can pick and choose.  July 28th is a landowner show and tell, July 29th is a field day on hardwood and plantation management and July 30th is expert presentations, and the poster session. For more information and registration form go to walnutcouncil.org 

August 2024

Midwest Native Plant Conference

August 2 - 4, 2024 Bergamo Center, 4400 Shakertown Rd, Beavercreek, OH


The Conference begins Friday afternoon and concludes on Sunday (see link for exact times) and includes presentations Indoor and outdoor breakout session, day and night field trips on the grounds of Bergamo, and Sunday morning field trips offsite.   Keynote speakers  Sam Hoadley, Dr Karen Goodell, and Robert Grese and a multitude of other speakers provide in-depth information on native plants.

Bees

August 4, 2024 9:00 - 10:00am Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Pam Bennett as she discusses bees.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Food Preservation and Canning 101 (2 pt. series)

August 10, 2024 10:30 - 11:30am Eastern Grove City Library, 3959 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123 


Join Jenny Lobb, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, for the second part of a two-part Food Preservation and Canning 101 workshop.  Session 2: Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Water Bath & Pressure Canning .   Session 1: Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Both sessions are free of charge and no registration is required. 

Soil

August 11, 2024 1:00 - 2:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Linda Petit as she discusses soils.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Guided Tree Walks

August 14, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

Home Hydroponics

August 25, 2024 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center, 777 West State Street, Columbus, OH  43222


Join Dr. Tim McDermott as he walks you through one of the fastest growing methods of food production.  Learn the basics of home hydroponics and what you can grow indoors 24/7/365.  FREE.  Registration required.

Herbs

August 25, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Richa Jhaldiyal as she discusses herbs.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

September 2024

Climate Change Projects

September 8, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Sara Earnst as she discusses climate change projects.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Guided Tree Walks

September 11, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

Share Series:  2024 School Gardens of Ohio

September 17, 2024 4:00pm - 5:15pm Eastern Virtual


Are you a school garden enthusiast who would like to learn more about school gardening? If so, join School Gardens of Ohio (S-GO) for this series led by school garden experts who recently presented the same topic at the 2023 OSU school garden conference, in addition to others. Each session will include a welcome, announcements, presentation, questions, and breakout room share. S-GO is an informal group for those who are interested in networking about school gardening. We meet virtually and sometimes in person.  Registration required. 

October 2024

Paper Making

October 6, 2024 11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Friends of the Homeless Shelter, 924 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43205


Join Diane Kadonga as she demonstrates how to make paper with dried flowers.  There will be a free-produce stand before the presentation and attendees are welcome to stay and help garden and share food.  

Guided Tree Walks

October 9, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

November 2024

Guided Tree Walks

November 13, 2024 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH


Join Paul Snyder each month from March 14 through November 13 for a guided tree walk around the Secrest Arboretum. 

A Common Sense Solution to the Biodiversity Crisis

April 11, 2024 4:00 - 5:00pm Eastern Happy Hour Webinar Series


Brandon Hough, Executive Director of Homegrown National Park, provides a sensible solution to the biodiversity crisis