Upcoming Webinar: Native Grasslands and Pollinator Habitat for Wildlife

By Dave Apsley, Natural Resources Specialist, Ohio State University Extension

Our first  A DAY in the WOODS program for 2022, “Native Grasslands and Pollinator Habitat for Wildlife”, will be offered via Zoom webinar at 3 pm on March 11.  A registration link and  more details can be found at: https://u.osu.edu/apsley.1/2022/02/22/native-grasslands-and-pollinator-habitat-for-wildlife-offered-via-zoom-webinar-on-march-11/

This program will introduce you to “Native Grasslands and Pollinator Habitat for Wildlife” which will be covered in more depth at our field-based July 22,  A DAY in the WOODS program.

OSU ANR Madness – Week #5

“Agriculture and Natural Resources Madness: A Tournament of Education” features online educational opportunities Monday – Friday at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. The education tournament is free of charge, and webinar links are available at go.osu.edu/agmadness. Topics covered during week #5 include the following:  Ohio Farm to School, Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, and Urban Agriculture. Continue reading

1 – Day Beginner 101 Beekeeping Class

From the Black Swamp Beekeepers Association

The 1-day class will be Saturday, February 8th, 9 am-4 pm, with a 45min break for lunch, at the Defiance County Extension Office, 6879 Evansport Rd., Defiance, OH. The cost of the class will be $50.00 plus $10.00 if they would like to purchase lunch. The introductory class will be an overview of what to expect for the first year of beekeeping. Registration Deadline Saturday, February 1st. If not paid by the deadline, it will cause a delay in receiving your book and no lunch will be available to you. Mail this form with check/m.o to Attn: Treasurer -Mary Zebolsky, 25212 Watson Road, Defiance, OH.


Master Gardener Training for 2020

While we are not holding training in Paulding County for new Master Gardener Volunteers, participants can still take the classes outside of the county and be an active Master Gardener Volunteer within Paulding County.

Why become a Master Gardener Volunteer? Master Gardener Volunteers have the opportunity to share the research-based education and knowledge they have learned in the classes throughout their community. They have the chance to make a difference in their community by spending time with others developing a love of gardening.  There are many areas of opportunities after attending the training such as international volunteerism in parks and gardens.  There is a trip each year for this opportunity.  But….. just because you take the class, it does not mean you must volunteer in the community (even though we may twist your arm to do so).  One could just participate in the educational aspect.

Just to note, you do not have to have any gardening experience to take this class.

In 2020, the training for the area will be held in Williams County on Wednesday evenings starting on February 12.  This is the first time in a while that OSU Extension has offered an evening option for classes. I would love to see more Master Gardener Volunteers in Paulding County.  They help strengthen our community in so many ways. Attached below is the flyer with additional information on registration: 2020 MG Training-Williams Co

Paulding to Host Master Gardener Class

If you want to sharpen your gardening skills and you have an interest in sharing your knowledge with others, Ohio State Extension has the ideal program for you.

Beginning with an orientation class on March 13, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. an Ohio State Master Gardener “Basic Training” Continue reading