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
Pick a way to Garden - August 2014
Pickaway to Garden By Paul J. Hang Over the Hill. August is a month that brings me a sense of being over the hill. By the end of the first week we will be at mid-summer, half way between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox. By mid-month summer is waning. Days are getting shorter but not yet at an alarming rate. I get a feeling that we are sliding down hill, however slowly, towards September, October and the falling leaves of autumn. Although this is true, this time of year also seems like true summer. Warm days, misty mornings, dog days, meteors, tomatoes, pokeweed, milkweed, goldenrod, sumac, crabapples, watermelon and sweet corn all confirm that the season is at its height. I left out ragweed. It reminds millions of us that August has arrived. Ragweed is the culprit causing hay fever allergies, not goldenrod and not hay.
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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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