Maple Syrup 101

Maple Syrup 101

When: Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

What: Beginners and experienced producers wishing to hone sugaring skills will learn everything from tree ID and sugar bush management to producing a finished product. Maple expert Les Ober will share his knowledge and experience. Participants will enjoy a lunch at the Sugar House, including Maple Snow and a tour of the production facility at Mill Creek MetroParks and Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association.

Cost: $15

Details: Register/pay at or by calling 330-533-5538.


When: Friday, 9-10 a.m.

What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Cost: $5

Info: Call 330-740-7116

Naturalist Series: Introduction to Mushrooms

When: Saturday, 5-6 p.m.

What: Discover the beauty, variety and interesting ecology of mushrooms with Summit MetroParks naturalist Dave Brumfield.

Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.

Details: Registration requested, not required.

Info: Visit or call 330-533-5538 or 330-740-7116.

winter survivor skills

When: Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

What: Learn some survival skills for the winter season with naturalist Bill Gilmour. Begin with fire starters, then learn other skills ranging from primitive survival to pre-planned emergency items.

Where: MetroParks Farm.

Cost: $2 for Mahoning County residents, $3 NR.

Details: Register/pay at Fellows Riverside Gardens by today.

Info: Call the farm at 330-533-7572.

Backyard Maple Syrup

When: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

What: Learn how to collect your own maple syrup in your backyard with just a few trees and some simple processes.

Where: OSU Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St.

Cost: $15/person

Details: Register ASAP, seating limited. Visit or call 330-533-5538.

Indoor Gardening

When: Tuesday, March 20, April 17 and 24, 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

What: Over four sessions, the course will cover houseplant basics, including light levels and temperatures, plus unique indoor specimens, such as orchids, succulents, and more.

Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens

Cost: $45, Mahoning County residents; $55 NR

Info: Call 330-740-7116.

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

When: March 22 through May

What: Master gardener volunteer training. Covers everything from herbs and vegetables to insects and plant botany. Volunteers help with community programs and clinics. Volunteer service hours required after training completed.

Cost: $175, includes training materials, refreshments and more.

Details: Visit to apply by today.

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