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 - November 2014
Pickaway to Garden Taking Stock By Paul J. Hang November, what can we say about November? Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving stand out, but little else. Steel gray blustery days are punctuated by rare sunny blue sky days and maybe Indian Summer? The growing season is pretty much over for most of us. Since April the vegetative world has been on a tear to produce seed, root and tuber using flowers and fruit as a means. Now it’s over. Leaves lay where they fell. Those of us who put things by have put them by. Those of us who put things off don’t have much time left. Has the vegetable garden been cleaned up? Have the flower beds been tidied up? Did you leave those plants we like to see during the winter or the ones that can provide seeds for the birds and food for critters?
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Pickaway To Garden - October 2014
An old philosopher once said that the only permanent thing is change. Actually the old philosopher was Heraclitus and I don’t know how old he was when he said that. He did say it over 2,000 years ago so I guess it is at least an old saying rather than an old philosopher. At any rate I believe he probably uttered that in the month of October. Is there another month that sees so much change?
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