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Canning 101
Come and learn how to preserve those garden crops! August 2, 2014 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Road, Burton, OH. $15 per person with pre-paid registration or $20 at the door. Presenters: Linnette Goard, Food Preservation Field Specialist, The Ohio State University and Terri Worthington, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, OSU Extension Geauga County. The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning will be available for purchase at $10. For more information and to register please call OSU Extension 440-834-4656. Mail a check payable to OSU Extension, P.O. Box 387, Burton, OH 44021.
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Extension's 100th Birthday
Friday, August 15, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm Family Fun Night at Patterson Fruit Farm, 8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland, Ohio. Free Event ~ Wagon Rides, Face Painting and Games, First Come First Served Hot Dogs, Chips, Watermelon and Cake.
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Growing Angel Trumpets, Brugmansia
Off site. Wednesday, August 13, 7 PM-9 PM, $35 Learn how to select and grow these spectacular, fragrant flowers. Visit the award winning brugmansia garden of Master Gardener Phyllis where she will teach you the care and propagation of these beauties. She will show you the tricks to get hundreds of blooms on a single plant and how to winter them over for years of enjoyment. As a special treat you'll even get a brugmansia to take home. Additional plants will be available for purchase. Ask Phyllis for a tour of her garden too! $35. fee. Call 440-834-4656 to register and get directions.
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Financial Education Workshops
Mondays, August 18 & 25 from 6-8pm at Chardon Public Library. Workshops are free of charge and a collaboration between Sara Shiniger, Geauga County Job and Family Services and Terri Worthington, Ohio State University Extension. The first workshop is designed to get you thinking about money and money issues in a new way. Topics will include communicating about money, tracking your spending, identifying spending leaks, and organizing your documents and valuable papers. The second workshop will focus on the step by step process to set up a budget. In addition, we will be discussing establishing credit, how to repair your credit, understanding your credit report, credit card debt, and protecting yourself from identity theft. Call to register: OSU Extension 440-834-4656.
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State News
OSU Extension to Hold Soybean Disease & Insect Field Night on Monday, August 11, 2014 in Trumbull County, Ohio
Assessing soybean diseases and insect pressure can be difficult without proper training and experience. OSU Extension in Northeast Ohio is pleased to be offering a Soybean Disease & Insect Field Night on Monday, evening, August 11, 2014 in Trumbull County, Ohio. Farmers and crop consultants are invited to attend a 2 hour in-field session with Dr. Anne Dorrance and Dr. Andy Michel. This field will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
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Northeast Ohio Twilight Grape Tour to be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Ashtabula County Extension office of OSU Extension is pleased to announce the 2014 Northeast Ohio Twilight Grape Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ferrante Winery & Ristorante located at 5585 State Route 307 in Harpersfield, Ohio.
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