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.
Details: Register/pay at http://go.osu.edu/maple101 or by calling 330-533-5538.
SEASONS AT FELLOWS
When: Friday, 9-10 a.m.
What: Discover the progress of seasons at Fellows Riverside Gardens.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
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 http://go.osu.edu/mushrooms 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.
Details: Register ASAP, seating limited. Visit http://go.osu.edu/hobbymaple or call 330-533-5538.
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 http://go.osu.edu/2018training to apply by today.