Ohio State University Extension
Cultivating people, plants and communities.

Summer Virtual Programming Series

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

Summer has finally arrived!  And here, to help you with new plants, new growing information, and just plain plant fun are the summer programs from the Summit County Master Gardeners.

July 7 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Good Guys: Beneficial Insects

Jeanne Poremski, Summit County Master Gardener.

Join us as Jeanne teaches us how to identify and protect insects that will help keep garden pests at bay. Click here to register.


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. All presentations are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM via Zoom.

July 28, 2021 6:30 PM

Backyard Ponds & Aquatic Plants

Landscaping with ponds and fountains will transform your yard Into a garden oasis.  Learn about planning, building, maintenance and  plant choices for adding a garden water feature.

Presented by Rick Reeves – Summit County Master Gardener

Click here to register

Fran Cheek , Facilitator

August 25, 2021 6:30 PM

Proven Winners sneak Peak for 2022 and Great for Fall Planting

Doug will unveil NEW and exciting plants from Proven Winners for 2022 and will suggest great plants for fall planting in NE Ohio. 

Presented by Doug Parkinson, Proven Winners, Account and Program Development, Four Star Sales LLC

Violet Frye, Facilitator


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:

www.akroncf.org/scholarshipapps