Master Gardeners Host Winter Horticultural Series

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This 3-part series will be presented at the Armco Park Pavilion and is open to the public. Each session will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants may choose to attend just one or all 3 sessions. Cost is $10/session or $25 for the series. Walk-ins will be turned away.

February 12, 2014

Ohio Most Wanted! Invasive Insects & Plants

Speaker: Cindy Meyer, Ohio State University Extension

From emerald ash borer to invasive honeysuckle, Ohio's landscapes and natural areas are being overrun with invasive species that are killing our trees and destroying our native habitats.  During this session, you will learn more about these pests and will walk away with some basic knowledge to help you make informed decisions for better management of your own landscapes and wooded areas.

About the speaker:  Cindy Meyer is the Extension Educator in Butler County, specializing in horticulture and agriculture.  She is a member of the Extension Nursery & Landscape Team and is a contributing writer on the Buckeye Yard & Garden Line.  Cindy is a member of Extension's Invasive Species Team and provides leadership for TreEAB, a committee of statewide natural resources experts that develops curriculum for Ohio middle school students.

 

February 19, 2014

New Perennials for 2014

Speaker: Cassie Neutzling, Greenfield Plant Farm

Is there something new and exciting for shade gardens?  What new shape and color is in store for coneflowers? Will there be any new native cultivars for wildlife habitat plantings? Join us as we explore the new offerings from the 'green' industry.

About the speaker: Cassie Neutzling has been with Greenfield Plant Farm for over thirteen years.  During this time, she has been involved in all aspects of the business, from ordering and planting an amazing array of plant material to advising which plants to use and why.  Cassie brings a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, not only from her time at Greenfield Plant Farm, but also from her gardens at her Warren County home, numerous educational opportunities and talking with fellow "plant geeks". 

February 26, 2014

How to Grow Prize Winning Tomatoes

Speaker: Greg Meyer, Ohio State University Extension

Every vegetable gardener grows tomatoes.  Not every vegetable gardener grows good tomatoes.  During this session, you will learn how to grow tomatoes worthy of a blue ribbon.  Topics will include soils and fertilizer, tomato biology, cultivar selection, planting tips, disease & insect management, and harvesting & storing your prize winning crop.

About the speaker:  Greg Meyer is the Extension Educator for Warren County.  In his role as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Greg manages the county's award winning Master Gardener program and teaches classes on agriculture and horticulture throughout the state of Ohio.  Greg is a popular speaker for Master Gardener training classes, particularly on topics related to growing your own food at home.  Greg works with a team of Extension professionals to organize the Southwestern Ohio Fruit and Vegetable School for commercial growers and backyard gardeners.  Greg is a graduate of The Ohio State University and resides in Lebanon with his family.

 

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