Turning Secrest green (again)

Props to Ohio’s Master Gardeners, who on Sept. 16 donated $93,868 to OARDC’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, which continues rebuilding following last year’s tornado. The group’s gift — a $50,084 check and 2,080 hours of in-kind labor worth $43,784 — went to the arboretum’s tornado renewal fund. “We’re very blessed to work for a group of dedicated volunteers who went over and above,” said Pam Bennett, OSU Extension’s state Master Gardener coordinator. (OSU Extension and OARDC are both a part of our college.) The arboretum saw 30 of its 120 acres, including 1,600 trees, virtually clearcut by the storm.

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