Mahoning Garden Club will meet at noon for a Spring Tea in the Kidston Classroom of the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The program will be “Mahoning Garden Club – Our History in Review,” and will be presented by Lil Quaranta, Becky Borman and anyone who wishes to share stories and events. Hostesses will be Ann Flannery, Becky Borman, Claudia DiRienzo and Michelle Spernak.
Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown will meet at 7 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Speaker will be Eric Tanner, one of the club’s 2017 scholarship winners, who will talk about growing vegetables and hops using hydroponics.
Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown Area will present its spring event, which will be hosted by Immaculate Heart Garden Club and Hubbard Junior Garden Club, at Fellows Riverside Gardens on April 21. Registration will take place from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Pat Connolly, developer and builder of the 911 Memorial in Austintown, will speak. Lunch will take place at noon and includes stuffed peppers, butternut squash pirogi, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, dessert and a beverage. Kathy Lutz, of Lutz Greenhouse, will demonstrate a floral design after lunch. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. The public is welcome. Paid reservations must be made by April 7. Make checks payable to: Garden Forum, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, OH 44509. For information, call Irene John at 330-423-8638.
Penn State Master Gardeners of Lawrence County will host a spring garden symposium, “Gardener’s Delight,” April 14 at First United Methodist Church, 135 Decker Drive, New Castle, Pa. Adam Haritan will present “Spring Foraging for Wild Edible Plants;” Brandon Ratvasky will share “New Plants of 2018;” Scott Sjolander will present “A Practical Introduction to Assessing Tree Risk:” and Michael Stern will present a demonstration of “Bonsai.” Cost is $45 and includes a light breakfast, lunch buffet with vegetarian and vegan options, beverages and workshop packet. There also will be a silent auction and a variety of vendors. To register online, visit http://extension.psu.edu/master-gardeners-delight or call 877-345-0691. After April 6, registration will be $55 per person and for walk-ins, if space permits.
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