Community Partnerships

The OSU Extension Delaware County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) is accepting applications from Delaware County individuals and not-for-profit organizations (schools, community groups, churches, etc.) who are planning and implementing horticultural projects and would like to partner with DCMGA.

Horticultural projects might include an educational event, such as a seminar on pruning trees, or a longer-term project, such as building a community garden, or something in between, like how to build a raised bed.

The DCMGA can provide consultation, education, and/or financial support for approved projects.

Should the DCMGA provide financial support, the funds may only be used to purchase supplies, materials, consumable products, and other necessities for the project or to pay for facility rentals and other costs related to the project. The funds may not be used directly or indirectly to benefit the individual or organization in any manner.

If you have further questions, call Kenzie Johnston at the Extension office at
740-833-2030 or email

Community Partnership Projects

Army Corp of Engineers at Alum Creek (Delaware County)
Planning and construction help for pollinator garden at the dam's visitor center

Berkshire Township Learning Garden (Delaware County)
Planning and help constructing a pollinator garden

Big Walnut Middle School (Big Walnut Local Schools, Delaware County)
Supported the purchase of books on pollinators to be donated to the school library Girl Scout project

Boardman Arts Park (Delaware City)
Helped with guidance on tree selection, planting, and care plus provided 11 trees to the park in 2019 and 15 shrubs in 2020

Delaware City
2020 Support to purchase 1,000 trees for volunteer planting

Dempsey Middle School (Delaware City Schools)
Support for garden and raised beds

Grace Clinic (Delaware City)
Creation of a vegetable garden at the clinic

Johnnycake Corners Elementary School (Olentangy Local School District, Delaware County)
Helped plan and construct several gardens on school grounds in support of PTA / teachers efforts

Powell YMCA (Delaware County)
Support for fruit and vegetable gutter garden

St. Michael's Community (Delaware City)
Project consists of six 10' long raised beds

Scioto Township (Delaware County)
Planning and construction of a pollinator garden at the township park

Second Ward (Delaware City)
Support for the construction of raised beds at the community garden site

Stratford Ecological Center (Delaware County)
Native plant propagation and demonstration beds