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Are you looking for a speaker for your group or organization? We have Master Gardener Volunteers available to give talks and presentations on a variety of gardening topics. See below for a full list of topics available.  If you have other specific topics you are interested in, let us know. A $50 donation is requested, which is payable by check made out to Master Gardeners of Summit County upon confirmation of speaking engagement. Once you are ready, please fill out the Request a Speaker Form.

Presentation Topics

  • Aggressive Garden Plants: Why Didn’t Somebody Tell Me?
  • Attracting Hummingbirds to your garden
  • Basics of Gardening
  • Bees
  • Beginning Gardening, Maintenance and Upkeep
  • Beneficial Insects:  Put Them To Work In Your Garden.
  • Botany
  • Butterflies and Bees and the Importance of Pollination
  • Butterflies-How to Participate in the Monarch Butterfly Way Station System
  • Community Gardening
  • Composting
  • Composting with Worms
  • Conifers
  • Container Gardening
  • Converting Grass to Garden
  • Daffodils: Their History and Horticulture
  • Daylilies
  • Designing Outdoor Garden Rooms
  • Flower Arranging
  • Flowers
  • Gardening Tips, Suggestions etc. for our Gardens in Ohio
  • Grafting
  • Growing Plants under Lights
  • Heirloom Vegetables
  • Herb Gardening
  • House Plants
  • How to Grow Beautiful Cannas
  • How to Grow Beautiful Dahlias
  • How to Grow Beautiful Roses
  • How to Grow Terrific Tomatoes
  • Invasive Plants:  The Story of Our Changing Landscape
  • IPM Your Vegetable Garden
  • Master Gardeners:  What They Do
  • Native Plants
  • One Master Gardener’s Favorrite Perennials
  • Organic Lawn Care:  A Green Lawn the Organic Way
  • Plant Propagation
  • Put the Beauty of Annuals to Work in Your Garden
  • Putting Your Garden to Bed for the Winter
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Season Extension for your Vegetable Garden
  • Seed Starting:  How to Raise and Grow Your Own Plants
  • Senior Gardening
  • Shade Gardening
  • Small Space Vegetable Gardening
  • Succession Gardening
  • Ten Women Who Made the Greatest Contribution to Horticulture and Our Environment
  • The Bulbs of Spring
  • The Daffodil
  • The Flora and Traditions of Christmas: Part 2
  • The Greatest Story in Nature: The Monarch Butterfly
  • The History and Horticulture of Christmas
  • The Ohio Heritage Garden: A Mid-Ohio Jewel
  • The Story of the World’s Most Amazing Plant – Corn
  • Tips to Grow Better Vegetable Garden
  • Tulips:  Their History and Horticulture


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Contact Speakers Bureau Chair, Lee Paulson, 330-328-9935.

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