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PUBLIC PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
 
The Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County conduct educational programs for the public throughout the year.
Please check the Calendar for a listing of all public programs and events by date.
The following programs and events are designed specifically for individuals on a walk-in, or phone- or email-in basis, but some programs may require reservations:
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Booths at Shows, Fairs and Farmers' Markets
Horticultural Diagnostics Online - Ask a Master Gardener Email Diagnosticians
Horticultural Diagnostics Telephone Hotline
Library Programs

Ben Franklin School Demonstration Gardens
Thursdays in the Gardens

Also see:
Community Garden Programs
Speakers Bureau
Special Events - Special programs and events, including plant sales and seminars. Seminars usually require preregistration and a payment of a fee.

Booths at Shows, Fairs and Farmers' Markets

Master Gardeners staff booths at various events in Cuyahoga County, including shows, fairs and farmers' markets. Visitors are welcome to visit and ask their horticultural questions. Often, the booth will be marked by an "Ask Your Master Gardener" banner.

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  ■ Cleveland Botanical Garden (link) (map) - "Ask the Gardener" Information Table - Designated Saturdays,

  ■ Cuyahoga County Fair (link) (map) - August 8-14, 2016, at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.

  ■ Fabulous Food Show (link) at the IX Center (map) to be held November 11 - 13, 2016. At the Shows, Master Gardeners answer your gardening questions including, but not limited to, vegetable gardening.

  ■ Farmers' Markets  In addition to answering gardening questions, for any produce people wish to donate at the Crocker Park location, Master Gardeners weigh it, give the donor a receipt. and then transport the produce to hunger centers. Booth locations are at: 2017 dates to be announced.
      Crocker Park (link) - Saturdays, May through September , 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      Shaker Square (link) - Saturdays, May through September , 2017, 8:00 a.m. - noon.

  ■Great Big Home + Garden Show  (link) at the IX Center (map). - We are not attending the 2017 Show. At the Ask a Master Gardener booth, MGs will answer your gardening questions including, but not limited to, vegetable gardening.

Horticultural Diagnostics Online - Ask a Master Gardener Email Diagnosticians

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Master Gardeners are available, through this link, to address residential gardening questions. Keep questions specific and provide as much information as possible. Click the logo at the left or the following link::
http://mastergardener.osu.edu/ask

In addition, you may answer your own questions 24/7 by accessing Fact Sheets and other reports from universities across the country. Search by plant, disease, insect or other relevant terms. Fact Sheets are available from The Ohio State University's Ohioline or from the Plant Facts nationwide database. Use the"Search" window to look up your search terms. Soil test information and forms are available from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Horticultural Diagnostics Telephone HotLine

The Hotline is staffed by Master Gardener volunteers to answer call-in questions. The Hotline is available by calling 216-429-8200, extension 235 during the following hours (also closed for holidays):
Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.,
from the third Thursday in March until the Monday of Thanksgiving week.

Library Programs
- 2016 program: "Native Plants:   Rugged Easy-Care Survivors"
Master Gardeners annually prepare programs on a selected topic for presentation at libraries throughout the Cuyahoga County area. Recent topics have included "Great Tips for Designing Your Yard," and "Vegetable Gardening Fundamentals," "Pruning," "Pruning 2.0" and "Smart Solutions for Shade Gardening." For 2016, join the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County to learn about "Native Plants:   Rugged Easy-Care Survivors."   Your plants will thank you! Additional presentations may be added.
Free.

"Native Plants:  Rugged Easy-Care Survivors" - Native plants possess certain traits that make them uniquely adapted to our local conditions.  These plants have evolved over a long period of time in response to the climate, soil, rainfall, drought, and frost conditions of our area.  In addition, native plants can match cultivated plants in beauty while often surpassing non-natives in ruggedness and resistance to  insects and disease.

Date
Time
Library Branch
2016      
March
5
2:00 p.m.
Independence
 
21
7:00 p.m.
Cleveland Heights (Lee Rd.)
 
22
7:00 p.m.
Orange
 
29
7:00 p.m.
South Euclid-Lyndhurst
 
30
7:00 p.m.
Solon
April
5
7:00 p.m.
North Royalton
 
6
7:00 p.m.
Bay Village
 
7
7:00 p.m.
Rocky River
 
12
7:00 p.m.
Strongsville
 
12
7:00 p.m.
Middleburg Heights
 
13
7:00 p.m.
North Olmsted
 
19
7:00 p.m.
Mayfield
 
23
2:00 p.m.
Berea
 
27
7:00 p.m.
Shaker Heights - Van Aken Blvd.
     


Ben Franklin School Demonstration Gardens

Programs on scheduled days are offered to the public by the Master Gardeners in the demonstration gardens behind Ben Franklin School. These programs are free. Park in front of the school and walk back to the garden area. All persons attending any of the Thursday OSU Extension Demonstrations at Ben Franklin are more than welcome to visit and ask questions of the Master Gardeners at any of the other demonstration gardens (Herb, Perennial and Vegetable). Also, you may want to bring a folding chair. See
Ben Franklin School for further information and the schedule of demonstration programs.

Thursdays in the Garden

Master Gardeners work throughout the growing season on Thursday mornings at 10:00 in the demonstration gardens (Herb, Perennial and Vegetable) behind Ben Franklin School, weather permitting. The public is free to visit, observe the demonstrations gardens and ask the Master Gardeners questions. Park in front of the school and walk back to the garden area. See Thursdays in the Garden for further details.



 


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