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The Lunch and Learn Series on Friday June 25th at noon will feature the owners of Scioto Gardens as they talk about native plants. This is an IN-PERSON event. Scioto Gardens is located at 3351 State Route 37 West, Delaware, Ohio 43015.



2021 Plant Sale is coming!!!

Saturday, July 31 | 9 am - 4 pm

Delaware County Fairgrounds
Pig and Lamb Barn
236 Pennsylvania Avenue
Delaware, OH 43015

Follow our Facebook page for info about the sale and plants

Updated 6.09.2021

OHIO MASTER GARDENERS (counties)

How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes
Wednesday, June 2 6:30 pm (Summit County)
Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener and “Mr. Tomato”

Gardening with Succulents
Saturday, June 5 8 –10 am (Franklin County)

Virtual 4-H Project Green Teacher Series
June 7 thru 11 9:30, 11:00, 1:00 daily (Franklin County)

Vegetable Series: Managing Pests in the Vegetable Garden without Chemicals
Saturday, June 26 10 –11 am (Cuyahoga County)

Useful Beauty: Garden Lessons from the Service Gardens at Stan Hywet
Wednesday, June 23 6:30 pm (Summit County)
Brian Gregory, Senior Horticulturist Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

OSU & BEYOND

Garden Maintenance
Tuesday, June 1 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Part of Gardening for People with Physical & Other Limitations Series
Maintain your garden's health using ability-tailored tools and strategies. Learn how to managed garden pests using Integrated Pest Management.

Weird Things Bug Do
Friday, June 4 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Escape to the Forest Series, Ohio Woodland Stewards Program

Guided Tree Walk 3 [in person]
Wednesday, June 9 1:00 - 2:30 (Secrest Arboretum)

Human Dimensions of Pollinator Conservation

Thursday June 17 10 - 11 am PDT (Bee City and Xerces Society)

Join guest speaker, Shannon Westlake, to learn about the human side of pollinator conservation and the various actions you can take to get more involved with supporting our native insect pollinator friends.

Melittology 101: An Intro to Bee Science The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, June 18 10-11 am [second in a monthly series running through November]
Jamie Strange, The Ohio State University

Pollinator Week Panel: Ask Us Anything about Pollinators

June 23 5 - 6 pm PDT (Bee City and Xerces Society)

During this Q&A, participants will have the opportunity to directly ask Xerces staff about anything and everything related to pollinator conservation, native habitat restoration, pesticide use and impacts, climate change resilience, grazing management, and more.

Looking Ahead (Events from various organizations)

July 2021

Soil Testing for the Lawn & Garden
Saturday, July 10 8 –10 am (Franklin County)

Methods of Collecting and Documenting Bees The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, July16 10-11 am [third in a monthly series running through November]
Olivia Carril, author and biologist

Canning & Preservation Basics
Tuesday, July 20 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Part of Gardening for People with Physical & Other Limitations Series
Learn to preserve the food you have grown in your garden while minimizing the pain associated with working in the kitchen.

Backyard Ponds & Aquatic Plants
Wednesday, July 28 6:30 pm (Summit County)
Rick Reeves – Summit County Master Gardener

August 2021

Lovely Lilacs
Saturday, August 7 8 –10 am (Franklin County)

Insect Photography and Using iNaturalist to Observe and Document Wild Bees The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, August 20 10-11 am [fourth in a monthly series running through November]
Heather Holm, author and biologist

Garden Clean-Up & Prep for Next Year
Tuesday, August 31 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Part of Gardening for People with Physical & Other Limitations Series
Reflect on what worked and what didn't—and plan & prep for the next season.

Proven Winners sneak Peak for 2022 and Great for Fall Planting
Wednesday, August 25 6:30 pm (Summit County)
Doug Parkinson, Proven Winners

September 2021

Planting the Fall Garden
Saturday, September 4 8 –10 am (Franklin County)

Cultivate our Legacy
International Master Gardener Volunteer Conference
September 12-17, 2021

Tips and Tricks from The Handy Bee Manual The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, September 17 10-11 am [fifth in a monthly series running through November]
Sam Droege, USGS Native Bee Lab

October 2021

Fall Lawn Care
Saturday, October 2 8 –10 am (Franklin County)

Greene: More than a Color
State Master Gardener Volunteer Conference (Ohio)
October 14-16, 2021 (Online)

Contributions of Community Science to Entomology: Benefits for People and Nature The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, October 15 10-11 am [sixth in a monthly series running through November]
Mary Gardiner, The Ohio State University

November 2021

From Community Science to Advocacy in Action: Case Studies in Conservation The Bee Short Course for Community Scientists (OSU Bee Lab)
Friday, November 19 10-11 am [seventh in a monthly series running through November]
Molly Martin, Bee City USA/Xerces Society