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OSU Extension staff is working remotely through July 6, 2020

Posted by cherylm at Mar 18, 2020. No Comments.

If you have need immediate assistance, contact Summit County Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, Ginny Vignone, scmgvcoordinator@yahoo.com or Extension Educator, Jacqueline Kowalski kowalski.124@osu.edu


Springfield Coffee Chats

Posted by Jacqueline Kowalski at May 5, 2020. No Comments.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit Master Gardener Coffee Chats are being conducted via Zoom. The next chat will be held June 5, 10 a.m. Managing Pests in the Vegetable Garden presented by Summit ANR Extension Educator Jacqueline Kowalski

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://osu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcu6pqD0jEtYdVPbrFVZfrWgRCCNDc3rm

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please note a meeting password will be provided in the confirmation email.


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. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.

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:

www.akroncf.org/scholarshipapps


2020 Tour of Gardens

Posted by Lisa Treen at Jan 13, 2020. No Comments.

In light of the on-going COVID-19 crisis, the Summit County Master Gardeners Volunteers have made the decision to cancel the  2020 Tour of Gardens. This  decision was difficult to make but necessary at this time.  We anticipate being able to offer a tour in 2021 when all of us hope to be able to come together again to celebrate and recognize outstanding gardens in Summit County and the gardeners who create and love them.


SUMMIT COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS CELEBRATE 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Posted by cherylu at Dec 6, 2019. No Comments.

At their December 5 Holiday Program and Party presented by the Continuing Education Committee, Summit County Master Gardeners gathered to celebrate 25 years of gardening and educational experiences.  Since 1994, Summit County Ohio State University Extension Educators have trained 22 classes of Master Gardener Volunteers, resulting in 390 graduates!  Those graduates have served the community with over 109,858 volunteer hours.

At the event, former educators Jim Chatfield, Denise Ellsworth, via video Danae Wolfe, and current educator Jacqueline Kowalski related their memories and experiences. (To see Danae Wolfe’s YouTube video (click here).

In 2020, Master Gardener Volunteers will present three major public programs:  Design & Beyond, January 11; Saturday Gardening Series, February 29 and March 7; and the annual Tour of Gardens, June 27.

Look for details on this website for these and other programs.


Upcoming Garden Events, Tips, Soil Kits, Seed Sharing, Helpful Links, Herb Survey AND MORE.

Posted by cherylu at Mar 8, 2019. No Comments.

KEEP UP WITH YOUR GARDEN PLANS!

Missouri Botanical Garden Succulent Wreath

READ YOUR MAY COMMUNITY GARDENING NEWSLETTER HERE

 ALSO, LOOK BELOW FOR UPCOMING MASTER GARDENER EVENTS…”MEET ME IN THE GARDEN” AT  F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Rd., Akron.

COFFEE CHATS NORMALLY HELD AT THE SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE OFFERED VIA ON-LINE “ZOOM.”  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  CHECK BELOW FOR INFO AND BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE!


Meet Me In The Garden

Posted by cherylm at Dec 31, 2018. No Comments.

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

Our Summer programs have been cancelled due to the current Covid-19 crisis.Thank you for your understanding and support.

                                                 


Master Gardener Hotline

Posted by cherylm at Mar 4, 2014. No Comments.

The Master Gardener Hotline office is  CLOSED THROUGH July 6

CHECK THIS SPACE AFTER July 6, 2020.

The Virtual MASTER GARDENER HOTLINE will be open each Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. via ZOOM.

HOTLINE Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. Get all of your gardening questions answered. Information of how to log on is listed below!
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://osu.zoom.us/…/…/tJ0kfumppj4oGty9ahGzLoM0Wds8Y7MqzdbL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

You can also ask your gardening questions to a hotline volunteer by emailing us at mgsummitcounty@gmail.com

or

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


Sign up to get email invitations to our public programs!

Posted by Geoff at Jan 30, 2014. No Comments.

Just click on the button to be added to our email list.  Then you will be sure to get information and invitations to our public programs and events, like Design & Beyond, the Saturday Gardening Series, and the Tour of Gardens.

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