Open to General Public
No Walk-ins Permited, Registration Required
Location: Warren County Fairgrounds - Building A at 665 N. Braodway Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
February 19, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cacti & Succulents in Southern Ohio Gardens
Speaker: David Barrr & Celeste Vanover
Come find out about growing succulents and cacti at your house both outdoors and in. Master Gardener David Barr, a member of the Cacti and Succulent Society of America, will discuss the needs of the plants; how to select plants; planting in the garden; utilizing pots; sun and shade requirements; and the flowers and fruits. Celeste Vanover, owner of the new Thimble Gardens in Lebanon, will come and show you some ways of using cacti and succulents in pots for an interesting indoor garden.
David has had an interest in Cacti and Succulents for many years and grew them when he lived in Southern California. He came to Ohio about 11 years ago and began growing succulents as houseplants but then began experimenting with growing succulents and cacti outdoors. David will tell us what he learned.
March 19, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Gardening as we Age
Speaker: Laura Akgerman
You do not have to stop farming and gardening just because you have a disability, or age related stiffness and mobility issues are catching up with you. Learn good habits, techniques, tools and Universal Design solutions to continue gardening with a disability, arthritis, low vision and other age or health related conditions. Special attention will be focused on decreasing the risk of secondary injury, working smarter, not harder, modifying your garden and the way you work to fit your ability - now and in the future.
April 16, 2019 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Our Yard is for the Birds!
Speakers: Mark and Nan Plunkett
According to recent studies, residential yards are one of the most undervalued and overlooked ecosystems. This is ironic as privately owned residential landscapes account for as much as half of the green space in urban areas. With the right knowledge, homeowners can make a real difference in response to the challenges of habitat destruction and biodiversity loss. Urban and suburban gardens greatly impact both the richness and abundance of pollinators and birds in our neighborhoods. Much of that impact is related to the specific plant species provided in our gardens. The question addressed in this workshop will be how can a homeowner manage their residential landscape in a way that best supports the birds and other wildlife we enjoy? The Plunkett’s will share their own experience of managing their residential landscape in a way that best supports the all the winged creatures that are drawn to it.