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SPECIAL EVENTS
 


Special Events include:
Breakfast Gardening Series
Fall Seminar
From Garden to Table
Plants in the Park


See Special Events Calendar
below

Breakfast Gardening Series - Tuesdays, March 5, April 2 and 30, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
- Registration Closed
This series of three learning sessions is designed for anyone who gardens or just loves gardening. Each session features two current gardening topics and includes a delicious continental breakfast prepared by Master Gardener Volunteers, and also a free gift. Attend one session or the entire series (at a reduced cost). Click here for flyer

Tuesday March 5, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • "Theme Gardens for Pollinators" by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Department of Entomology/Extension Gardens for pollinators can be just as unique as the individual gardener. No matter your passion, plants and features can be selected to create habitat that benefits pollinators. This session focuses on practical steps you can take to create or enhance
    habitat, including plant selection and simple design elements.
  • "Meet the Crucifers" by Angela Bucciere and Eddie Stolarski, Wellness Consultants at Heinen's Angela Bucciere and Eddie Stolarski will introduce various vegetables from the diverse and important cruciferous family and explain the myriad health benefits of consuming them daily. They also discuss creative ways to incorporate this unique veggie family into your diet and offer samples.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • "Vacant Lot Becomes Canvas for Plant Dyes" by Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director, Praxis Fiber Workshop A vacant suburban lot in North Collinwood is blossoming into the Praxis Natural Dye Garden, whose plants will produce natural dyes for use by artists at the nearby Praxis Fiber Workshop. Indigo is the main crop; madder, marigolds and weld are also grown in cooperation with the Cleveland Seed Bank.
  • "Rain Gardens"
    by Amy Roskilly, Master Gardener Volunteer, Cuyahoga County and Conservation Education Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District Rain gardens are attractive, landscaped areas planted with perennial native plants which don't mind getting 'wet feet.' They are beautiful gardens, built in depressions, which are designed to capture and filter stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces around the home, such as rooftops and driveways.

Tuesday April 30, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

  • "The Modern Perennial Cut Garden" by Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Summit County
    Cut flowers bring calm and joy to our lives. This presentation will discuss variety selection, maintenance and harvest of perennial cut gardens in order for you to enjoy fresh flowers year round.
  • "Pruning 101 for Trees and Shrubs" by Dave Gilronan, Master Gardener Volunteer, Cuyahoga County Extension. To cut or not to cut? Even if you know little or nothing about pruning, this session emphasizes the basics and will help you determine when, how, where and why to prune.

Pictures from 2017 Sessions (Click pictures for larger image)

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Fall Seminar - "Gardening Through the Seasons"
- Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:15 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.,
at the Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma.

An annual one-day seminar on horticultural topics of interest to gardeners, homeowners and Master Gardeners. The fall seminar is open to any individual who is interested in gardening. 5.0 CE credits for Master Gardeners. 

The following 2019 information is for reference only. 2019 details will be announced when available. The 2018 Annual Fall Seminar “Gardening Through the Seasons” was held at the Parma-Snow Public Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma on Saturday, November 3. Further details will be announced. The registration fee includes coffee, tea and breakfast breads; a boxed lunch, Keynote speaker and choice of 3 of 9 breakout presentations. Click here for flyer.

Morning Sessions Afternoon Session


2015 Fall Seminar (Click pictures for larger image)

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2012 Fall Seminar (Click pictures for larger image)

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Registration
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Hospitality
Silent Auction
Silent Auction
Silent Auction
Silent Auction
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Keynote Presentation
Keynote Presenter Druckenbrod
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Presenter Rose
Presenter Langan
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Thomas Presentation
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From Garden to Table -
This event will not be held in 2019

The following information is for reference only:
The 2018 "From Garden to Table" was held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (registration starting at 8:15 a.m.) at the Happy Days Lodge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Program fee, including lunch, is $45. 5.0 Continuing Education credits for Master Gardeners. The 2018 presentations (Agenda) were: "Preserving with Modern Tools & Gadgets" by Tamara Mitchell, Dine-In Diva and Personal Chef; "Hybridizing: The Pathway to New Horizons" by Terry Hanson Biologist and Local Daylily Hybridizer; "When to Harvest Siam Eggplant: Lessons Learned about Ethnic Specialty Crops" by Maggie Fitzpatrick, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator – OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County; "Trial & Error in the Garden: What We’ve Learned Not to Do" by Kelly Barrett, Green Corps Operations Manager Holden Forests and Gardens; "Is it Ready to Eat?: When and How to Harvest" and "What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Personal Garden Safety" by Christine Harris, Cuyahoga County Master Gardener Volunteer.
Click here for flyer--for reference only.

Pictures from the 2016 Symposium (Click on picture for larger image)

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Raffle Baskets
Raffle Baskets
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Raffle Baskets
Breakfast Buffet
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Sell-Out Crowd
Sell-Out Crowd
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch
Lunch

Pictures from the 2015 Symposium (Click on picture for larger image)

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Set-Up
Free Bulbs
Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Buffet
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MGs from 14 Counties
Seed Saving
Ann McCullah
Shawn Bell
Food Safety
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Pam Bennett
Box Lunch
Chef Larkin
Lunch
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Pictures from the 2013 Symposium (Click on picture for larger image)

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Door Prizes
Bakery Buffet
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Vendor Display
Randell McShepard
Randell McShepard
Randell McShepard
Audience
Judi Strauss
Lunch
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Tim Malinich
Rudy Moyer
Raffle Winner


Plants in the Park --- June 1, 2019 --- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Plants in the Park is a giant plant sale held each year by the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County. This one-day sale includes a wide variety of perennials, annuals, herbs, ground covers, house plants,  containers and more.  All plants have been grown by Master Gardeners around the Cleveland area.  In addition to the sale there will be a  reference table staffed with Master Gardeners ready to answer all your gardening questions. The event will be held at the Kiwanis Pavilion in Independence, 6363 Selig Drive, behind the Independence Civic Center (map). Click for flyer

2015 Plant Sale Pictures (Click pictures for larger image)

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Tools of the Trade
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Friday Pricing
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Another Truck
More Incoming
Saturday before the Sale
Arrangements: A Symphony of Colors
Arrangements: A Symphony of Colors
Arrangements: A Symphony of Colors
Arrangements: A Symphony of Colors
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Succulents Galore
Chair Arrangement
Putting Up the Sign
First in Line
Line at 8:50 am
Opening Surge
Shortly After Opening
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Ask a Master Gardener
Ask a Master Gardener
Writing-Up Purchases
Writing-Up Purchases
Hold Area
May I Help You?
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Fig Tree
Protecting Purchases
Do I Want More?
For My Patio Table
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Winding Down
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Morning Training
Smiling at the Beginning
Lunch
Lunch
Still Standing and Smiling

2012 Plant Sale Pictures (Click pictures for larger image)

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2011 Plant Sale Pictures (Click pictures for larger image)

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Kiwanis Pavilion
Plants
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Containers
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Holding Area
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Reference
Reference
Checking Out
Volunteers
Volunteer Meeting

Special Events Calendar

Date Event - click green text for flyer Location
     
    Kiwanis Pavilion, Selig Park, Independence
  Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma-Snow Road.
     
Prior events:    
May 10, 2008 2008 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
November 1, 2008 2008 Fall Seminar  
April 18, 2009 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 6, 2009 2009 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
November 7, 2009 2009 Fall Seminar  
April 24 2010 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 5, 2010 2010 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
November 6, 2010 2010 Fall Seminar  
April 30, 2011 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 4, 2011 2011 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
November 5, 2011 2011 Fall Seminar  
April 21, 2012 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 2, 2012 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
October 6, 2012 2012 Fall Seminar  
April 20, 2013 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 1, 2013 Plants in the Park: A Garden Day  
April 26, 2014 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 7, 2014 2014 Plants in the Park Garden Day  
November 1, 2014 2014 Fall Seminar  
April 18, 2015 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 6, 2015 Plants in the Park Plant Sale  
October 31, 2015 2015 Fall Seminar  
April 16, 2016 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 4, 2016 Plants in the Park  
November 5, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar  
April 22, 2017 Vegetable Gardening Symposium  
June 3, 2017 Plants in the Park  
November 4, 2017 2017 Fall Seminar  
April 21, 2018 2018 From Garden to Table  
June 2, 2018 2018 "Plants in the Park" Plant Sale  
November 3, 2018 2018 Fall Seminar  
March 5, April 2 and 30, 2019 2019 Breakfast Gardening Series  
June 1, 2019 Plants in the Park  
November 2, 2019 2019 Fall Seminar  
     
     
     
 


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