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Valley Grows Calendar of Events

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.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Walk-in Plant and Pest Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays. Call-ins for the Clinic are still welcome, or visit http://go.osu.edu/mahoningclinic.

For information, call 330-533-5538.

Summer Vegetable Farm & Garden Tour

When: 6 p.m. today

What: Join OSU Extension every Monday through the summer to learn about growing vegetables and fruit, and to explore the farms and community gardens in Youngstown. Bring a lawn chair for seating or plants for identification/diagnosis.

Where: Hope for Newport Community Garden, 420 Clearmount Drive, Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: mahoning.osu.edu

Pressure Canner Testing

When: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday

What: Before canning fresh vegetables and fruits from your garden or local market, conduct canner pressure gauge testing. The Extension office will host a one-day drive-thru testing.

Where: OSU Extension Office, Mahoning County, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Cost: Free

Info: http://go.osu.edu/cannertest

Learning to Coexist with Black Bears

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday

What: Ohio is home to a small but growing population of black bears. It is important to understand a little about the biology and habits of the black bear if we are to coexist comfortably with this Ohio resident.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

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

Summer Vegetable Farm & Garden Tour

When: 6 p.m. June 14

What: Join OSU Extension every Monday through the summer to learn about growing vegetables and fruit, and to explore the farms and community gardens in Youngstown. Bring a lawn chair for seating or plants for identification/diagnosis.

Where: Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave. Drive, Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: http://go.osu.edu/gardenjune14

Pollinators in Urban Centers: Vacant Land Habitats

When: 5:30 p.m. June 15

What: Dr. Mary Gardiner will address the community of insects found in vacant lots, balancing the needs of people and insects in vacant lot design, how to establish native plants in degraded habitats, and the importance of the urban forest. Her extensive research in Cleveland will help attendees understand that blighted properties have possibilities as reimagined greenspaces to promote conservation and meet community goals for all neighbors.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

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

IPM for Vegetable Gardeners

When: 11 a.m. June 23

What: Have pests in your garden? Learn more about integrated pest management for vegetable gardens.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at http://go.osu.edu/ipmjune23

Make-and-Take Garden Art

When: June 29 — first class 3 p.m.; second class, 5:30 p.m.

What: Join Pam in making hypertufa pots for the garden. These hypertufa pots will add beauty to landscape and last for many years. All supplies will be provided for in-person classes.

Where: Zoom videoconference or in-person

Cost: $10 via Zoom, $25 in person

Info: 330-533-5538; register at http://go.osu.edu/gardenartjune29

Naturalist Series: A concert of Crickets and Katydids

When: 6:30 p.m. July 7

What: As birds finish their season of song in late summer, crickets and katydids take the stage for nature’s final performances of the year. Dr. Lisa Rainsong of the Cleveland Institute of Music will introduce attendees to the members of this delightful ensemble and explain how to identify the singers of late summer and early autumn.

Where: Zoom videoconference

Cost: Free

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

Mahoning County

For a complete and up to date list of events please visit https://mahoning.osu.edu/events

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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