Discover Secrest Arboretum’s “far corners and hidden treasures”—plants and places that visitors rarely see (including the distant “back 40”)—on a tour called “Hidden Gems of Secrest” set for Wednesday, Oct. 23. Hours are 1-3 p.m. Admission is free but registration is required. The arboretum is part of our CFAES Wooster campus.
Find out more and register. (Photo: Getty Images.)
So, if you see a giant pumpkin this fall, and are inspired to try to grow one in spring, check out these how-to tips from CFAES.
See the fall colors—and the still-busy bees and butterflies, too—when CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster holds a Guided Autumn and Pollinator Walk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16. Admission is free and open to the public. Learn more. (Photo: Getty Images.)
In Ohio, it’s best to plant garlic in fall, and a free CFAES fact sheet has tips to help you do it—plus details on fertilizing, avoiding pests, harvesting, and the three main types of garlic you can choose from.
Eighteen central Ohio veterans spent summer farming at CFAES’ Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in Columbus. As participants in a pilot project called the Veteran Farming Program—organized by the Central Ohio VA Healthcare System and CFAES’ OSU Extension outreach arm—the veterans gained practice in farming and gardening while benefiting from the activities’ therapeutic aspects. They graduated from the program earlier this month.
“I used to farm when I was younger,” said Vietnam veteran Bob Udeck, 74. “It feels really good to get your hands dirty again—planting something, nurturing it, and watching it produce.”
Read the full story on our CFAES Stories site. (Photo: Mike Hogan, OSU Extension.)
Hey, Ohio State students! Stop by Plant Drop 2019, set to start at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, and you can get a free plant while they last. Continue reading
Repeated freezing and thawing last winter was hard on lawns in Ohio—and the damage may only now be apparent. CFAES scientists Todd Hicks and Joe Rimelspach have tips to help bring back the green.
Also: How to care for your lawn organically.
It’s time to have “the talk” about plants. CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum in Wooster hosts a workshop called “How Plants Mate” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, May 23.
Find out more.
CFAES’ Secrest Arboretum has never had its own visitor center before—until now. Here’s your chance to check it out.
“More people are asking for information regarding organic lawn care,” says CFAES’ “Natural Organic Lawn Care” fact sheet, which aims to answer any questions you may have about mowing, fertilizing, weeds, pests, and more. It even offers a spring-to-fall calendar of what you should do and when. Check it out. (Photo: Getty Images.)