About Master Gardener Volunteer Program
The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office. Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardeners provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticultural activities.
County Master Gardener News
Pickaway To Garden - March 2014
Tropical Vortex by Paul Hang. Are you sick of the Polar Vortex? Are you crying uncle every time you look out your window?
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Pickaway to Garden -  February 2014
PICKAWAY TO GARDEN Family Feud By Paul Hang . What vegetable plant families can safely be planted year after year in the same location? Survey says! None! Besides the TV quiz show Family Feud another family feud, that of the Hatfields and McCoys illustrates the danger of getting families too close. Did your tomatoes do poorly last year? How about your zucchini or your cucumbers? Have you been gardening the same way for years and are now getting poorer results? One reason may be family feuds. If you plant members of the same vegetable family in the same place year after year you have been depleting the nutrients that members of that family use. Another result of not rotating plants from the same family is that pests and diseases that the family is susceptible to will build up in the soil to levels which, if not fatal, will surely affect the quality and yield.
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State Master Gardener News
Pesticide Applications in Community Gardens
Originally published in the OSU Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program newsletter
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The Local Foods Guide has arrived!
When you buy direct from the farmer you are re-establishing a time-honored connection with the grower.
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