Backyard Vegetable Gardening – Fall Gardening Made Easy: Extend the Season

Fall Gardening Made Easy: Extend the Season

Join us Saturday, September 26th, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.

The second session will cover growing a fall vegetable garden with an eye on spring. Learn how a fall planting of spinach and garlic earlier can produce a more productive spring harvest. We will discuss fall planting under row covers to protect and continue growing after frost kills the warm season vegetables. Learn to construct a porch size version for leafy greens all winter.

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MGV James Ranch Open House – August 14

Are you having trouble with areas of your lawn or field? Do you like to garden and want to improve your skills? Do you want to learn more about Master Gardener Volunteers?

If you answered yes to any of these, consider attending this program. Join us to learn more about soil health, James Ranch Park, and stay for the OSU Extension Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer Business meeting.

Location: James Ranch Park, 177 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

– Soil Health Workshop at 5:30 p.m. with tours of James Ranch

– History of James Ranch by Greene County Parks and Trails

– OSUE Greene County MGV Business Meeting

Free and open to the public

Dinner will be provided, bring your own chair.

RSVP at by August 9.

Contact information: Trevor Corboy ( or Kim Hupman ( – 937-372-9971

Now Accepting: Master Gardener Volunteer Training Applications

We are now accepting applications for our Master Gardener Volunteer Training program starting in 2019.  Join our training program to become part of a great group of volunteers that spread seeds of love for horticulture to Greene County residents.  Please check out this site for more information and the Volunteer Form, due by October 31, 2018: 

Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Any questions?  Email Kim at or call 937-372-9971 ext. 128

Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer Continuing Education Opportunities

Several opportunities are available to the public for topics that may be particularly of interest to Master Gardener Volunteers. View a compiled list specifically for Greene County residents and Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers.


Master Gardeners of Greene County – College Student Scholarship Available

The Master Gardeners of Greene County is a volunteer organization teaching environmentally sound, research based gardening and horticultural related practices to the citizens of Greene County under the auspices of the Ohio State University Extension Office of Greene County.

The organization will award a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship to a deserving current year high school graduating student or college freshman. The student must be a resident of Greene County pursuing higher education within Ohio at an accredited technical school or in a 2 or 4 year college/university. The student must major in a field of study related to horticulture, turf management, landscape design or technology, soil science, entomology, pest management, botany-plant pathology, forest management or environmental sciences.

Download the scholarship application here. This is due to OSU Extension Greene County by March 16, 2018.

Master Gardener Volunteer T-shirts – Reserve Yours Today

Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers may order a t-shirt through OSU Extension Greene County. The shirts will be unisex, crew neck, short sleeve and red in color. They will cost $22.00 (tax included; payable to OSU Extension upon pickup). This opportunity may not last long. Reserve yours here no later than January 31 at midnight. If you have any questions, please contact OSU Extension Greene County, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator,  Trevor Corboy at 937-372-9971 or