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Presentation Aids
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Accelerated Propagation System (APS)

The Master Gardener Library (also called the HotLine Library) is located at the OSU Extension Office. The Library contains books, Fact Sheets, Bulletins and other horticultural research resources. The Library is available for personal research as well as for the HotLine. The Library materials are available for reference use at the Extension Office, not for check-out for home use.

Click here for an index of materials in the Master Gardener Library. Please advise Ruth Connell of any errors. The index may be searched using the "Find" box on your Adobe Reader, and repeating with the "Find next...."

Presentation Aids
The Master Gardener program has two sets of laptop computers and digital projectors which may be reserved and checked out for Master Gardener presentations. Please contact the OSU Extension office at 216-429- 8200 for reservations.

Master Gardener Volunteers are required to solicit Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO) demographic data from participants and audiences at all programs and presentations. Participants and audience members are not required to fill out and return the tendered forms, but the forms must be offered. An "And Justice for All" poster must be displayed at all programs and presentations..
AA/EEO Data Collection Instructions, Scripts and Forms

■ AA/EEO Data Collection and “And Justice for All” Poster Procedures - Click here
■ AA/EEO Data Collection Instructions, Script and Form - Click here
■ Aa/EEO All Reasonable Efforts Documentation and Participant Demographics Summarization Form - Click here

Microsoft PowerPoint© presentations have been prepared to assist in the preparation and presentation of PowerPoint© programs. Contact Resource Committee. Click on the text below for the presentations:
How to Prepare a PowerPoint© Presentation
■ A guide for composing a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint© software.
■ How to Print a PowerPoint© Script
    Instructions for printing a script for PowerPoint© presentations, three slides to a page.

Procedures for Preparing Speakers Bureau Presentations
■ Creating PowerPoint Presentations for Speakers Bureau - Word (.docx) format, .pdf format
■ Processing Speaker Requests and Speaker Assignments - Word (.docx) format, .pdf format
Master Speaker Request and Assignment Form - Word (.docx) format, .pdf format

Templates for Inclusion in Presentations
- Click on desired template set, save the file to your computer, and incorporate the templates into your presentation. Templates are in PowerPoint format.
A template has been prepared for use with MG presentations, including for Speakers Bureau:
OSU-Approved Branding Format, More OSU-Approved Templates

How to Set up the Computer and Projector for a Presentation
Step-by-step guides for setting up a Master Gardener laptop computer and digital projector to present a digital program. All the steps and connections for the equipment are shown. A stand-alone printed guide (the handout below) is among the materials in the carrying cases for each combo. The presentations (each in one part) are on both laptop computers and may be viewed on the laptops alone prior to connecting and setting up the projector. Scripts for both presentations are also provided if stand-alone hard copy is desired.

Dell Laptop & Projector Combo
■ Set-up Presentation in PowerPoint; for .pdf format, click here
Set-up Instructions Handout
Script for Presentation

Vendor Promotions
The vendors listed below have promotional programs which pay a percentage of sales to charitable organizations designated by buyers. Although we cannot endorse companies or recommend products, if you make purchases from these companies, please designate us for their charitable contributions.

Vendor list:
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
Kincaid Gardens
Renee's Garden

Brent and Becky's Bulbs - Buy products from Brent and Becky's Bulbs and, through its Bloomin' Bucks program, 25% of the order will be donated to the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County. For the promotion, you must go to and follow the instructions.

Brent and Becky's Summer Season starts in Mid-January and runs until Mid-May, and their Spring/Fall Season starts around Mid-March and runs until Mid-November. With Bloomin' Bucks, we can raise money nearly year 'round, a full 10 months of the year! That's a huge window of opportunity!

Kincaid Plant Markers - Buy 100% Stainless Steel Plant Markers and receive a discount on plant markers only, and a rebate check back to Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County.  Kincaid's program, Grow Your Rewards,  provides our members a Reward Discount of 50¢ per bundle of plant markers purchased – and MGCC receives a Rewards check of up to 50¢ per bundle for all the orders placed by its members.

By using the Rewards Code, MGOH-CCMG8 during the checkout at, you will automatically receive your Rewards Discount, and your purchase will be credited to the MGCC's account for its rebate check.

Renee's Garden - Buy your garden seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value
will be donated to the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County. Click here for flyer.

Here’s how it works:

Simply go to and choose from the wide selection of seeds for heirloom and gourmet vegetables, cottage garden flowers and culinary herbs, special seed collections and great kitchen garden cookbooks.

At check out, just enter the code FR664A in the coupon code box on the checkout page, and that’s it! Renee’s Garden will send a year -end check to the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County for 25% of all orders who use this fundraising code. Code expires December 31 each year.

This is a year-round, on-going fundraiser, so order regularly for spring, fall and holiday gifts. Spread the word to your friends and family!

Accelerated Propagation System (APS)
The Ben Franklin Vegetable Garden has an Accelerated Propagation System (APS) for seed starting, etc., at the Ben Franklin Schoolroom. Click for instructions.


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