Upcoming Opportunities for Master Gardeners

Educational Events for Certified Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Meetings 2012

        (Second Tuesday of the Month at 7pm located at the Patterson Center, unless stated otherwise)



Educational Classes and Events





Putting principles of eco-friendly, sustainable gardening into practice is the thrust of the Ohio Sustainable Landscape Symposium that includes a sale of books and native plants Sept. 15 at Dawes Arboretum near Newark.


Hosted by Dawes and Licking County Master Gardeners, the symposium offers nationally known speakers, such as Prof. Allan Armitage of the University of Georgia, and other experts covering a range of topics from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.dawesarb.org or call 1-740-323-2355  for more information. Registration is $50 through Sept. 1, $60 after Sept. 1. The fee includes lunch and garden tour.


Armitage is to speak on Native Plants for North American Garden. Other speakers and topics include: David Brandenburg -- Wild Collecting in the 21st Centry;  Sandy Frey and Susan Weber -- Ten Great Strategies for a Beautiful, Sustainable Back Yard; Don Humphrey -- Gardening with Nature; Pablo Jourdan -- Genes in the Bank: Investment Opportunities with Our Native Herbaceous Plants; Richard Larson -- The Splendid Selectivity of Nature.



The Stark County Master Gardeners present

Autumn Gardening Symposium

Saturday, September 29th

Doors open at 7:00 a.m. for Continental Breakfast,

Seating & Shopping

Program begins 7:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Shop ‘til 1

Meyer’s Lake Ballroom – Garden Room

3218 Parkway Street, NW, Canton Ohio


·         New Gardens, New Plants, New Trends - Cynthia Druckenbrod, Cle. Botanical Gardens

·         All About Hydrangeas - Rob Cowie, Suncrest Gardens

·         The Designer’s Eye – Design Principles to Improve your Landscape - Cara Smith, MG

·         Beneficial Bugs & Insects - Jeanne Poremski, MG


 REGISTRATION FORM Deadline Mon., Sept.17th       PROGRAM FEE $30

 After deadline date $35

Please click here for registration form and full details.


 Visit to Schnormeier Gardens

Thursday September 20, 2012

Plan to meet at 10:30 am at the Schnormeier Gardens Visitor Center

10:30 am at the Schnormeier Gardens Visitor Center

8701 Laymon Road, Gambier, Ohio 43022

Carpooling is encouraged.

Bring your own lunch to eat in the beautiful, peaceful gardens.


Our visit starts with an Orientation at Welcome Center at 10:30 am

This will be an all day trip.

Contact Cindy Shega to RSVP

Please RSVP no later than September 1, 2012






Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. &

National Garden Clubs, Inc. present




Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

October 3, 4, and exam 5, 2012

OSU OARDC Wooster Campus

Applewood Bldg. Meeting Room

1901 Apple Orchard Drive (look for orange balloons)

Wooster, OH


Curriculum                                                                                                     Cost:

Factors That Influence Plant Growth                           Student/Refreshing      $ 150.00

Pruning Techniques                                                    Refresher Fee                    5.00

Techniques for Growing Outdoor Flowers                 Exam Fee                           5.00

Teaching Tour of a Botanical Garden (Secrest Arboretum)

                                                                                 Non GCO/NGC           155.00  

Classifying Plants ( Plant Taxonomy)                                & MGV

Weed ID and Control


(For OSUE Master Gardener Volunteers—10-13 Continued Training Hours)


This course is a little higher in cost.  Those in attendance will receive weed and edible/poisonous plant identification books, the OSUE “Leaf Identification Key to Eighty-Eight Ohio Trees” pamphlet, and a magnifying loupe, along with snacks, lunches, and handouts.


Since we will not have a fully equipped kitchen, please plan on bringing your own drinking glass/container and coffee/tea cup/mug.


Plan on dressing properly for the weather as we will be going outside unless it’s a terrible thunderstorm.

Also, bring your own clippers that you would use to clip a tree/shrub to learn  if you are using it properly and is it the right tool for the job.


Instructors:  Pam Bennett, OSUE Master Gardener Coordinator & OSUE Educator, Clark County and Troy Cooper, OSUE Educator, Knox County


Accommodation Options:

Hilton Garden Inn, Wooster, OH – 959 Dover Rd., Wooster, OH  -- 330/202-7701 

(Right across the road from the meeting place)

Hampton Inn, Wooster, OH – 4253 Burbank Rd., Wooster, OH -- 330/345-4424

(Near restaurants, mall, and an easy 10 minute drive from the meeting place)


For Information/Brochures

Debbie Sickmiller

Gardening Study School Chairman

Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.

122 Highland Blvd.

Ashland, OH  44805-3351

419 281 4336





Click on “Study/Council/Schools”

Click on “Gardening Study School”

Click on “Registration Form Course III Series VI”


2012 Fall Seminar

“Gardening Through the Seasons”

Saturday, October 6, 2012

8:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Independence

The 2012 keynote presentation for all attendees will be "Keeping Your Garden Gorgeous in the Fall" by Cynthia Druckenbrod, Director of Horticulture at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Breakout session topics: From Great Gardens to Your Garden, Tropicals for Inside and Out, Selecting and Maintaining Garden Tools, Putting the Garden to Bed, Organic Growing Solutions, High Tunnels: A Model for Urban Agriculture, Plants with Fabulous Fall Foliage, It's Not Always About Sex, 2012 Annual Plant Winners and What's Exciting for 2013, Cleveland Rocks to Cleveland Grows, Keeping your Lawn Green all Winter, All About Succulents-Cacti and Succulents.

See below for details of all presentations.

$47.00 ($52.00 after 9/21/2012) includes coffee, tea and breakfast breads; lunch, Keynote speaker and choice of 3 of 12 breakout presentations, and handouts.

(Lunch not included for walk-ins.) (No Bonus Bucks accepted)

Pre-Register by fillable mail-in flyer


or instantly online at the Education Store http://cuyahogamg.org/EventStore.html




What’s That Wood?

The Basics to

Wood Identification


Friday, October 19, 2012

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Geauga County Extension Office

14269 Claridon-Troy Rd.

Burton, Ohio 44021

Registration- $35 w/o kit or $60 w/kit 

Class size is limited to only 20 people

Registration Deadline– October 12

Click here for registration flyer.

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