Program Calendar


Events in November

November 2022

Poisonous Plants of The Garden and Landscape
Wednesday, November 2 4 pm - 5 pm EDT (Webinar)
Presenter: JT Benitiz, Extension Educator, Butler County, The Ohio State University

Deciding To Create A Pollinator Garden Is the Easy Step -- What To Do Next?
November 4 10:00 am EST (Pollinator Habitat 101 Series Webinar)
Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Getting Started with Wildflower Patches, Flower Strips, and Meadows
Friday, November
11 10:00 am EST (Pollinator Habitat 101 Series Webinar)
Shana Byrd, The Dawes Arboretum

Authors Talk Gardening Book Party
Friday, November 11
7:00 pm EST (webinar)
Hosted by the Nation Garden Bureau
This free event features all GardenComm Authors (Janice Cox, Natural Beauty at Home • Kim Eierman, EcoBeneficial • Kim Roman, Square Foot Gardening 4 U • Mary-Kate Mackey, The Healthy Garden) and is moderated by Teresa Speight, Cottage in The Court.

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.

Relationships Matter: Plant Style
Wednesday November 16 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Secrest Welcome and Education Center)

Plant families are a fundamental way to understand plant relationships. Our Plant Famkily School explores the details of the nightstand or tomato family, the surpristin gnumbers of important plants in the asparagus family, the identification and simle classification of the plants in the pine family so prominent in the winter landscape - what is the different between pine, spruce, fir, and hemlock?

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

Spotted Lanternfly and the Potential Impacts on the Maple Syrup Industry
Wednesday, November 16 10:00 am - Noon Eastern (Ohio Woodland Stewards Program Webinar)
Brian Walsh, Penn State Extension Educator

Ever since the spotted lanternfly was found in Southeast Pennsylvania, it has been causing damage to agricultural plants as well as non-agricultural plants. As the insect continues to expand its range, more is being learned about the insect's lifecycle and its feeding habitats. Since the spotted lanternfly can feed very heavily upon certain tree species, the insect can potentially impact the maple syrup industry.

Planting Trees From A-Z
Thursday, November 17 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Webinar)
Presenter: Kathy Smith, Extension Program Director - Forestry, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University.

What Can I Plant There?
Wednesday, November 30 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern (Event Center, Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036)
As landownders, we are sometimes challenged with how to manage open spaces. Perhaps you are sick of mowing, or you'd like more trees on your property. Maybe you'd like to provide native plants for pollinators, install a windbreak or screen, or a rain garden. The options can be overwhelming and it can be hard to know where to start. In this class, we will start with a 2 acre plot of open land and guide yhou through the establishment of different plantings.

Looking Ahead (Events from other organizations)

December 2022

Non-Native Invasive Forest Pests and Sentinels
Friday, December 2 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST (Webinar)
Presenter: Enrico Bonello, Professor In Plant Pathology, Ohio State University

The Joys of Christmas Plants, Merry and Bright
Wednesday, December 7 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST (Webinar)
Presenter: Nicole Flowers-Kimmerle, Horticulture Educator, University of Illinois Extension.

Slime Time: Frontiers in Slug and Snail Management in North America
Thursday, December 15 12 pm - 1:00 pm EST (Webinar)
Presenter: Rory McDonnell, Associate Professor, Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State University

Remote Sensing Technology Development to Aid Conservation
Tuesday, December 20 2:00 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.

Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk and Conifer Tour

Wednesday, December 21 4:00 - 7:00 pm EST (Chadwick Arboretum)

Start your solstice celebration with a tour of the Chadwick Arboretum Conifer Collection before joining us for the annual Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk! Walking the candlelit labyrinth in Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is a peaceful way to welcome winter. We will have an open fire, roasted chestnuts, and hot cocoa to warm you inside and out.

Program Details:

4:00 pm: Meet under the Trellis Entrance to the Lane Ave. Gardens for a 30-minute guided walk of our Conifer Collection.

5:00 pm: Enjoy a brief overview of the labyrinth, it's traditions, and how to walk it.

5:15: - 7:00 pm: Enjoy the labyrinth, hot cocoa, and roasted chestnuts!

Note: While this event is free, parking in a nearby parking lot is about $2.50/hour, payable with credit card.

January 2023

2023 Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series

Thursday, January 12, 19 and 26 6:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

February 2023

2023 Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series

Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, and 23 6:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

March 2023

2023 Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series

Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 6:30 - 9:30 pm Eastern Kunz-Brundige Franklin County Extension Building

Live Life in Full Bloom (Link available mid-January)

Saturday, March 25 8:00 to 3:15 pm Eastern Community Wesleyan Church in Newark