Winter Horticulture Series
Open to General Public
No Walk-ins Permited, Registration Required
Brochure (Regsitration form) Here
Location: Warren County Fairgrounds - Building A at 665 N. Braodway Street, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
All classes start at 7:00 p.m. and will last for approximately 90 minutes.
February 18, 2020 - Stop the Invasion!
Invasive species have had a devastating effect on Ohio’s natural areas. Local citizens are not immune to the damage as these pests have also invaded local landscapes and woodlands. What are they and what can be done? During this session, Greg will provide an informative overview of the most prevalent insect and plant invasive in Ohio and will offer practical management strategies for dealing with them in your landscapes and communities.
Speaker Bio: Greg Meyer is the Ohio State University Extension Educator for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Warren County.
Changing Climate in Ohio: Impacts on Soils and Gardens
The old saying in Ohio is “if you don’t like today’s weather, then just wait until tomorrow because it will be different”. Those words may never be truer than now. During this session, Aaron will discuss the changing climate in Ohio and how it impacts your soils and the plants in your landscapes.
Speaker Bio: Aaron B. Wilson is an Atmospheric Scientist at The Ohio State University, holding a joint appointment as a Senior Research Associate at the Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center and as a climate specialist with OSU Extension.
When Bambi Comes to Call: Dealing with Wildlife Conflict in your Landscape
While the growth of urban and suburban areas can displace some wildlife, many species thrive in these areas. Viewing these species as they travel through your backyard can be enjoyable, but sometimes conflict arises— usually in the form of eaten plants, dug up bulbs, or holes in the lawn. Fortunately, most wildlife damage can be managed with the right techniques and strategies.
Speaker Bio: Marne Titchenell is the Wildlife Program Specialist for OSU Extension and is housed in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University in Columbus.