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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

Spring Virtual Programming Series

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Mar 17, 2021. No Comments.

News flash—Spring is around the corner!  And here, to help you with new plants, new growing information, and just plain plant fun are the spring programs from the Summit County Master Gardeners

HOW TO GROW TERRIFIC TOMATOES   Wednesday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. Register here

What is the most popular vegetable in US gardens?  The tomato, of course.  Navigating your way through the different selections, determining the best planting techniques, and dealing with the pests and diseases that may come your way can be challenging.  Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener and “Mr. Tomato”, will share his time hewn wisdom and advice for growing the tastiest and most prolific tomatoes.  Join us for his Terrific Tomatoes program and be on your way to tomato success.

Believe it or not, Lee has many varied horticultural interests besides growing tomatoes.  Topping his list is growing dahlias.  This is followed by tropical plants, annuals, roses, beneficial insects, photography, heirloom vegetables, seed starting and cannas.  He has served as the chair of the Summit County Master Gardener Speakers Bureau for the past half dozen years.

Meet Me in the Garden Returns (Virtually)!

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Mar 1, 2021. No Comments.

We are not able to meet in person at this time so the Summit County Master Gardeners and the Summit Metro Parks are bringing Meet Me in the Garden to you virtually.

May 26, 2021 6:30 PM

Earth-Kind Rose Growing

You don’t need to use lots of chemicals to grow beautiful roses. Learn how to grow and care for healthy roses using earth-kind techniques

Presented by: Cal Schroeck, Consulting Rosarian, American Rose Society

(Kathy Blair – Proctor)

To register click here. Your Zoom link will be sent in a confirmation email.

Newsletter Archives

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Scholarship Available

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at Feb 27, 2020. No Comments.

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:



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Interested in plants, insects, tools, and garden tips?  Click here for a copy of the April issue of the 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.

Your Monthly Community Gardening Newsletter

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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

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