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OSU Extension staff is working remotely until further notice.

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If you have need immediate assistance, contact Summit County Master Extension Educator, Jacqueline Kowalski kowalski.124@osu.edu

Master Gardener Holiday Series

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Join the Summit County Master Gardeners as they celebrate the holidays with garden crafts and information about holiday horticultural customs.  All programs will be offered via Zoom.

Making a Holiday Centerpiece, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10

Whether there are two or 20 at your holiday table, a home-crafted centerpiece will start the celebration. Summit County Master Gardener Melinda Stewart will show us how evergreen branches, a candlestick and a few supplies and tools can be turned into a beautiful focal point. Click HERE to reserve a spot for a demonstration you won’t want to miss.

History and Horticulture of the Holidays, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16

Cherished holiday traditions mark the passage of a significant season. Join Summit County Master Gardener Lee Paulson as he teaches us about historical holiday traditions and takes us around the world to share practices from other cultures. Lee is a master storyteller and beloved among our master gardener ranks. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the season in the last of our SCMG Holiday Series programs. Register HERE to reserve your spot.

Newsletter Archives

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Interested in plants, insects, tools, and garden tips?  Click here for a copy of the new Summit County Master Gardener newsletter, The Root of It.  To subscribe to this monthly publication scroll to the bottom of this page under Join our email list and follow the prompt.

Scholarship Available

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Established by Summit County Master Gardeners (SCMG) to provide scholarships to Summit County residents who are committed to attending an Ohio university and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree in Horticulture, Agriculture or a closely related field.  Members and relatives of SCMG may apply. Applications will be available on the Akron Community Foundation website in early 2021.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Resident of Summit County
  • Pursuing a degree in Horticulture, Agriculture or a closely related field
  • Must attend or plan to attend an in-state institution of higher education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • A “personal interview” with the members of the SCMG committee may be required if application is accepted

How to apply:

Applicants must apply through the Akron Community Foundation online application system. Instructions and tutorials are available to help you set up your profile and navigate the system. See link below:


Your Monthly Community Gardening Newsletter

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Meet Me In The Garden

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08 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_710208 02 14_7102Please join the Meet Me In The Garden committee for our free gardening  programs at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron.  

Our programs are on Wednesdays and start at 7:00 pm.     The winter/spring programs will hopefully begin in January, 2021.   

Photo: C. Manson


Master Gardener Hotline

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The Master Gardener Hotline In person  is closed for the season


We will return in March 2021.  You can also ask your gardening questions to a hotline volunteer by emailing us at mgsummitcounty@gmail.com


Follow this link to the  “Ask a Master Gardener” website: http://extension.osu.edu/ask-an-expert/ask-master-gardener

Join our email list

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Just click on the button to sign up for our gardening newsletters and to get updates about and invitations to programs and events sponsored by the Summit County Master Gardeners.

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