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Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538.

All are free and are available on Zoom.

Operating hours: Curbside service for soil samples, plant and insect samples and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. For information, call 330-533-5538.

Invasive Update: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

What: Learn about hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), an invasive pest from Asia that is threatening hemlock trees. It first was discovered in southeast Ohio in 2012 and first was discovered in Mahoning County in 2020.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at http://go.osu.edu/hwa

Virtual Plant and Pest Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday

What: The Plant and Pest Clinic is open live10 a.m. to noon every other Thursday on Zoom. Feel free to call 330-533-5538 at any other time to give information regarding your questions.

Where: Zoom video conference, http:go.osu.edu/virtual clinic. Follow instructions to live chat with a Master Gardener

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication

Is It a Bird or Moth?

When: 10 a.m. April 13.

What: Hummingbirds vs. hummingbird moths — what’s the difference? We will explore facts, the life, legends and habitat of these very different creatures.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/birdormoth.

Amphibians: Toads, Frogs, Salamanders and More!

When: 11 a.m. April 14

What: Herpetology is the study of creeping things. Delve into the lives of toads, frogs and salamanders. Study, examine, and understand the life cycles and the benefits of these amazing animals.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at http://go.osu.edu/amphibian.

Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators: Great Plants, Great Networks

When: 6:30 p.m. April 21

What: Learn how to select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species when space is limited. Learn the Top 10 native perennials for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and others.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/nativeperennials

Houseplant Success for 2021

When: 10 a.m., April 27

What: Whether you struggle to keep plants alive, your plants need a little TLC or you live in a jungle this class fits. Join Jacqueline Kowalski for this discussion of how to care for our houseplants to have success in 2021.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/houseplant2021

Using Zoom

Until OSU Extension can resume face-to-face programming, events and classes will be virtual via the Zoom platform. Download the Zoom app or program by visiting the following link — https://zoom.us/support/download.

Valley Grows calendar

Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies

What: 10 a.m. Tuesday

What: Discuss the plants you should have to bring in monarch butterflies for egg-laying, how to move the eggs into cages for safekeeping, and how to nurture them for their transformation. Butterfly releasing will also be discussed.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/monarchs

Valley Grows Calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the extension office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538.

Operating hours: Curbside Service for soil samples, plant and insect samples and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. For information, call 330-533-5538.

Using Zoom: Until OSU Extension can resume face-to-face programming, events and classes will be virtual via the Zoom platform. Download the Zoom app or program by visiting the following link — https://zoom.us/support/download.

Naturalist Series: Tree Communications

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

What: Ever wondered how trees handle their enemies? And if they talk to each other? Dr. Enrico Bonello shares these and other fascinating aspects of the natural world.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication

Virtual Plant and Pest Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to noon, March 11

What: The Plant and Pest Clinic is open live10 a.m. to noon every other Thursday on Zoom. Feel free to call 330-533-5538 at any other time to give information regarding your questions.

Where: Zoom videoconference, http:go.osu.edu/virtualclinic. Follow instructions to live chat with a Master Gardener

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538.; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication.

Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies

What: 10 a.m. March 16

What: Discuss the plants you should have to bring in monarch butterflies for egg-laying, how to move the eggs into cages for safekeeping, and how to nurture them for their transformation. Butterfly releasing will also be discussed.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/monarchs

Backyard Fruit Production

When: 2 p.m. March 24

What: Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources Eric Barrett will share details about growing fruit, including best management practices for growing apples, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, grapes — and even some basics for growing pawpaws. Learn about proper nutrition, pruning, disease, and pest control.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: $5

Info: To register and more info visit: https://go.osu.edu/backyardfruitproduction

Virtual Plant and Pest Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to noon, March 25

What: The Plant and Pest Clinic is open live10 a.m. to noon every other Thursday on Zoom. Feel free to call 330-533-5538 at any other time to give information regarding your questions.

Where: Zoom videoconference, http:go.osu.edu/virtualclinic. Follow instructions to live chat with a Master Gardener

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538.; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication.

Is It a Bird or Moth?

When: 10 a.m. April 13.

What: Hummingbirds vs. hummingbird moths — what’s the difference? We will explore facts, the life, legends and habitat of these very different creatures.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register athttps://go.osu.edu/birdormoth.

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538.

All classes are free on Zoom video conference.

Operating hours: Curbside Service for soil samples, plant and insect samples and more, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. For information, call 330-533-5538.

Garden Art with Pam B: Garden Tool Planters

When: 3 p.m. Wednesday

What: Adding art to the garden helps us enjoy it even more. Join us for tips and tricks on taking old gardening tools and turning them into beautiful planters.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/gardentoolplanters

Naturalist Series: Tree Communications

When: 6 p.m. March 9

What: Ever wondered how trees handle their enemies? And if they talk to each other? Dr. Enrico Bonello shares these and other fascinating aspects of the natural world.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/treecommunication

Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies

What: 10 a.m. March 16

What: Discuss the plants you should have to bring in monarch butterflies for egg-laying, how to move the eggs into cages for safekeeping and how to nurture them for their transformation. Butterfly releasing also will be discussed.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/monarchs

Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators: Great Plants, Great Networks

When: 6:30 p.m. April 21

What: Learn how to select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species when space is limited. Learn the Top 10 native perennials for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and others.

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/nativeperennials

Using Zoom

Until OSU Extension can resume face-to-face programming, events and classes will be virtual via the Zoom platform. Download the Zoom app or program by visiting the following link — https://zoom.us/support/download.

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