Other Local Workshops

Pawpaw Workshop: Saturday, March 16th  1PM—3PM  James H. Barrow Field Station (Hiram College):

Learn about Ohio’s state native fruit with a n overview of the history, folklore, and botany of this fascinating species! Participants will have the opportunity to plant pawpaw seeds and sample pawpaw products. Cost is $10 per person. To register for this event, contact Jane O’Brien at obrienjs@hiram.edu

OSU Extension and Portage County Master Gardener Programs:

Annie’s Project - Empowering Women in Agriculture

Dates: Six Thursday evenings (6-9pm) from February 21st to March 28th at various locations  in Portage & Summit Counties.

TRUMBULL COUNTY FARMER LUNCH SERIES- CLIMATE IMPACTS FOR OHIO AGRICULTURE March 5, 11:30 am – 1:00pm.  with Aaron Wilson, OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. Our changing climate has already influenced how Ohio farmers operate. Learn how predicted climate changes will continue to drive changes in Ohio agriculture. CCA credits available.  Learn more at https://trumbull.osu.edu/program-areas/agriculture-and-natural-resources/trumbull-crop-lunch

Organic Vegetable School: Monday, March 18th 9:00am—3:00pm Meet at Moebius Nature Center, 929 E. Mennonite Rd. Aurora, 44202

Join industry experts and researchers for the latest information on organic vegetable production for your small farm. Topics include weed management options, insect & disease management with the most effective OMRI approved chemicals.

Backyard Chickens: - OSU Extension  Saturday, April 6th  10AM to 2PM: - Meet at Portage SWCD, 6970 State Route 88, Ravenna.

Join Portage OSU Extension & Master Gardener Volunteers as they host Timothy McDermott, veterinarian and OSU Extension Educator to discuss backyard chickens. Learn the basics of keeping backyard chickens including appropriate breeds, coop/shelter options, health & biosecurity and sanitation. From young to old, novice to expert, keeping chickens can be fun for anyone!

Make and Take Hypertufa:  Saturday, May 4, 2019, 10:00 AM  12:00 PM at The Portage SWCD Garden Meeting Room. Join Portage County Master Gardeners for this hands-on workshop in which all participants will make a hypertufa container. 

Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale:  May 11th 9 AM to 1PM at The Portage SWCD office. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss this opportunity to browse a wonderful selection of perennials, shrubs, trees, herbs,vegetables and flowering annuals & hanging baskets.  Master Gardeners  will be on hand to assist patrons in making good plant selections for their site!  The wonderful selection of hanging baskets will make excellent Mother’s Day gifts.

For more information about the OSU Extension & Master Gardener programs & events  please email Robin at: christensen.227@osu.edu