NEWS

  1. Summit and Portage to offer Annie's Project

    Sep. 05, 2018

    We are partnering with  Portage County to offer Annie’s Project.  Annie’s project is a six-week program designed to address risk management education for farm women. Its objective is to educate women entrepreneurs so that they are more prepared to make farm management decisions. While a large number of farm women own and operate farms, others play a major role in the decision-making process of farm operations for farm families. Annie’s Project provides in-depth sessions on topics that are important for decision-making of the family farm.

  2. Now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Basic Training Class

    Mar. 14, 2018

    We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Basic Training Class.  For more information and application:  CLICK HERE

  3. Let's Get Growing

    Jan. 10, 2018

    Let's Get Growing!  This event will be held at the First Congregational Church on Feb. 3rd.  To register:

    http://bit.li/LGG2018

  4. Summit Hydrangea School August 21st

    Jul. 25, 2017

    Join Eric Barrett to discover the world of hydrangeas. Learn about types, care, pruning and bloom times. You’ll receive a quick reference chart to take to the garden center and a hydrangea plant to take home.

    August 21, 2017

    7:00-8:30 pm

    Goodyear Heights Metro Park

    2007 Newton St.

    Akron, OH  44305

    Cost $30.00

    For additional information and registration flyer:  Summit Hydrangea School

  5. Summit County to offer Master Urban Farmer Training Class

    Sep. 06, 2016

    The Ohio Master Urban Farmer Workshop Series is an intensive educational program developed by OSU Extension. It is part of the new Extension In the City program. This series of six evening workshops is designed to help individuals learn how to produce and market all kinds of food products in urban settings. While the workshop content will be introductory, individuals who already have some experience growing or marketing food products will benefit from participating.

  6. Dr. Michael Dirr Keynote Speaker for State Master Gardener Conference September 16, 2016

    Aug. 29, 2016

    A renowned plantsman, Dr.Michael Dirr has introduced dozens of tree and shrub cultivars during his time at the University of Georgia Plant Introduction Program and through his company, Plant Introductions, Inc. He has written seven books including the Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, now in its sixth edition, which is the most widely used book in the United States about landscape trees and shrubs.

  7. Drip Irrigation Workshop

    Jun. 06, 2016

    Drip or micro- irrigation can help save you time, conserve water, and help avoid disease issues in your garden.  Join us on June 15th at 6 pm at the Bath Nature Preserve to learn how you can use drip irrigation in your own garden.  Location:  4240 Ira Rd, Akron, OH  44333.

  8. Summit County Master Gardener Tour of Gardens

    Jun. 02, 2016

    The Master Gardeners of Summit County invite the community to attend this year’s annual Tour of Gardens on Saturday, June 25. Six special private gardens will be featured on the general tour. Ticket holders are also invited to visit the Posie Shoppe, which will be filled with garden items and Master Gardener grown plants. A seventh “secret” garden and breakfast will be available for patrons. The tour will run from 9 am – 4 pm rain or shine. GENERAL TOUR TICKETS ($20) ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW ON-LINE (CLICK HERE) AND ALSO AT THE FOLLOWING GARDEN CENTERS:
  9. Smith-Lever Act Centennial Celebration

    Mar. 06, 2014

    The 100-year anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System, will be celebrated in 2014. Activities this year will highlight our past and focus on the current application of Cooperative Extension’s mission and vision as we move into our next century.