Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers’ 2019 Programs

Geauga County Master Gardeners offer presentations, classes and hands-on workshops to both inspire you with your gardening projects, and offer help and advice with your gardening problems and questions. Our Helpline is available to you from April to September.  Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am - 3pm.  Call us at 440-834-4656.

TO REGISTER CALL 440-834-4656 Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the Geauga County OSU Extension Office, Patterson Center (at the north end of the Burton Fairgrounds), 14269 Claridon-Troy Road. While walk-ins are usually welcome, we appreciate advance registration. Please call 440-834-4656 to register. Mail checks, payable to OSU Extension: PO Box 387, Burton, OH 44021.


Geauga County Master Gardener Volunteers




Slow the Flow with A Rain Garden & Rain Barrel

Gail Prunty, Award Winning Educator with the Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District Thursday,

October 17th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.     Off Site, Geauga County Parks, The West Woods    Free

Rain gardens and rain barrels are two easy practices that bring backyard conservation benefits while reducing rooftop runoff. Join Geauga SWCD educator Gail Prunty for an overview of both, including how to get started, things to consider, design and installation tips and helpful resources. This fun introductory program is guaranteed to wet your water conservation appetite!


Fermentation - from Beverage to Bio-Fuel

Master Gardener Volunteer Dick Coin

Saturday, October 26th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.      $15

Learn about fermentation and how to make and store wine, beer, hard cider, soda-pop and even bio-fuel. The focus will be on beverages that can be made at home but will include fermenting almost anything containing sugar or cellulose. The class will cover the chemistry, bio-chemistry, sanitation, equipment, supplies, tools, literature and procedures for fermentation. The concepts are the same whether you want to make a refreshing beverage or bio-fuel. Join us for hands-on demonstrations and discussion. (No taste testing.) Please bring experiences, literature and recipes to share.


Holiday Craft with Nature’s Bounty

Master Gardener Volunteer Phyllis Mihalik

Saturday, December 14th, 9 a.m. - Noon      $40 Prepay and registration

Get ready for the holidays with your own beautiful long lasting table arrangement. Start with a charger plate in gold, silver, candy apple red or holly green. Add oasis and a creative hurricane lamp with candle. Fresh mixed fragrant evergreens will also be provided along with pinecones, ribbons, berries or whatever suits your fancy. Beautiful for your holiday decorating or even as a hostess gift.