COLUMBUS From money management to environmental stewardship to good gardening practices, Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners are finding ways to be more "green." They will showcase their efforts during Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week May 17-23.
The week-long celebration, which began last year, honors the hard work and dedication of master gardener volunteers throughout Ohio and recognizes OSU Extension's efforts in promoting the Master Gardener volunteer program. The program provides leadership and educational development to individuals interested in gardening and giving back to their communities.
"Master Gardeners Volunteers Teaching 'Green'" is this year's theme for Master Gardener Volunteer Program Week and activities and programs will be held throughout Ohio's counties emphasizing that theme.
"Master Gardener volunteers have been green for a long time and we just keep getting better. We are the go-to source for non-biased gardening information in Ohio communities," said Pam Bennett, OSU Extension statewide Master Gardener Volunteer coordinator. "Volunteers are helping communities and residents learn about and implement projects such as rain gardens, low-impact pest management strategies, best plant selection options for minimal input, backyard vegetable gardens, and much more."