The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!
Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.
More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at http://mastergardener.osu.edu.
OSU Extension, Seneca County currently offers a Master Gardener Volunteer program. The Master Gardener Volunteers offer a call-in resource line, April 1- October 1, that provides information and answers questions from residents. Resource phone number: 419-447-9722.
The Seneca County Master Gardener Volunteers participate in several community activities including: Earth Day celebrations, maintain two flower beds at the main entrance of the Seneca County Fairgrounds, offer a yearly scholarship for county residents working toward a degree in horticultural sciences, host educational programs for the public, an annual plant sale every spring, and host a monthly Master Gardener interview on WTTF AM/FM the second Wednesday of every month. The interview with Robin Gorrell, airs around 12:30 p.m.
Any questions about the Seneca County Master Gardener Volunteer program, to request talks from a Master Gardener Volunteer to a local group, or questions about horticultural information contact the Resource Line 419-447-9722.