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Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
Issue 3.4 March 2011
MG State Advisory Meeting March 9, 2011
Greg Cada
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 216-429-3148
Email: [email protected]
Mail registrations/payments to:
Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
P.O. Box 605472
Cleveland, Ohio 44105
Timesheet Inquiries/Submission:
[email protected]
No state Master Gardener convention in 2011.
Instead we are encouraged to attend the
international conference which is being held in
Charleston, West Virginia on Oct. 11-14th. The
majority of the educational programs will be on
the 12th & 13th. Ohio night will be celebrated on
Thursday Oct. 13th.
This is a wonderful
opportunity for us to experience a national
State Master Gardener awards are due by the
third week in April. I would encourage Cuyahoga
County to nominate a project of the year and also
a Master Gardener of the year nomination. We
have limited time but the awards procedure is not
difficult. The award nomination forms will be on
the state website next week.
Awards will be
given at the international convention. The county
winning the project of the year receives a prize of
$500 cash prize.
Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener
Volunteer Program initiatives for 2011 include
integrated pest management, invasive species,
backyard and local foods, and environmental
Greg Meyer horticulture educator in Warren
County is compiling a 2011 home pest control
reference guide which will be available to
coordinators in mid April. This guide will be
helpful in hotline and personal contact with
gardeners to give them brand information of what
is available in big box and garden centers. This
guide will give us information on brands available
but not recommendations on effectiveness of
Program Support Grants are available to counties
for advanced training programs.
Eight $250
awards are available yearly. I am in charge of
(Continued on page 2)
Published by Michelle Key
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Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
Cuyahoga County News
A Master Gardener brochure is now available
to be purchased through Holmes Printing with
local county information as part of the
brochure. With our series of cards used for
promotion I am not sure we will want to
participate in this project. It is an attractive
brochure but the cost is 15 cents per copy
when ordering 5000. I did distribute copies of
our Cuyahoga County cards and everyone
commented on the quality, color, and clear
concise messages conveyed in the
information. Hats off to Cuyahoga County a
leader in public relations. Thank you to the
Master Gardeners who have worked on the
cards and also Michelle Key for her creative
Did you know that Master Gardener
Volunteers in Ohio number over 3200.
~Mary O’Rourke
Since the devastating tornado at Secrest
Master Gardener Volunteers have been at the
front in leading the financial contributions to
this effort. It is now time to focus on work
days to assist in pruning, weeding, edging,
mulching, and planting. If you are interested
[email protected] or 937-473-3202.
Some area MGs have offered their homes to
put up workers for the night if you care to
stay over.
More Info Online at: www.cuyahogmg.org
Monday, April 25, 2011
“Shrubs & Trees in the Landscape”
Dayton Nursery
Norton, Ohio
Presenter: Tom Dayton
Nursery Owner
Master Gardener Volunteer week in Ohio is
the third week in May. The theme this year is
to provide an educational program on invasive
Perhaps Cuyahoga County could
participate in the identifying the Asian
Longhorned Beetle (ALB) detective program.
Go to [BeetleDetectives.com]
for more
Monday, May 23, 2011
“Quailcrest Farm & Nursery Visit”
Quailcrest Nursery
Wooster, Ohio
The state Master Gardener website is http://
Facebook is [Ohio
Master Gardener Volunteers] and Twitter
Sunday, June 26, 2011
“What Works in Shade–
A Garden Visit”
Cleveland Heights
Home of Sandy Welches, MG
this committee and welcome your suggestions
for programs from Cuyahoga County which
can be submitted for consideration.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
“Tour of Brunty Farms”
Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio
(Continued from page 1)
Monday, August 1, 2011
“Urban Organics Facility Tour”
Brunswick, Ohio
Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
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County News
Stanard Farm Project
Master Gardeners and Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Gardeners are needed for the Stanard Farm Project. CCBDD Consumers learn about
growing vegetables and perhaps get employment at the Farm. It would be great to have
two or three more volunteers for this wonderful project! Please consider joining Pat Koch,
Christine McLaughlin, Gwen Morgan, Kip Schmidt and Sue Rufflin so that we can make our
teaching efforts even better!
Responsibilities include: assist with teaching both in the classroom and at the farm site.
Day of Service: Thursdays; 2 hour classes; morning and afternoon sessions
Length of Service: Classes start on February 17 and end April 21.
Contact Pat Koch (440 234 5813) or [email protected] if you are interested.
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Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County
Important Information
I will be out of the office from April 1st
through the 12th. I will not access to
email or voicemail during this time. Please
contact Greg Cada for all MG business at
216-429-3148 or [email protected]
During my leave the NYCU will not be
published. If you were planning on
publishing an article during this time
please forward your article to my
attention. Please send your article no later
than March 30th at noon. All material
received by this deadline will be published
in the March 31st edition.
Thank you,
Michelle Key
[email protected]
Ohio State University Extension, Cuyahoga County
9127 Miles Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44105
Ohio State University Extension embraces human diversity and is
committed to ensuring that all research and related educational programs
are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, or veteran status. This statement is in
accordance with United States Civil Rights Laws and the USDA. Keith L.
Smith, Associate Vice President for Agricultural Administration;
Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental
Sciences; Director, Ohio State University Extension and Gist Chair in
Extension Education and Leadership.
TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-1868.
Mission Statement
We engage people to strengthen their
lives and communities through
research-based programming.
OSU Extension, Cuyahoga County
promotes healthy living and economic
vitality through educational programs
and partnerships.

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