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Volunteer training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Tuesday in Canfield. The program provides intensive training in horticulture who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but simply a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Volunteer naturalist training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training. Applicants to the program should be willing to share their passion for the natural world and to promote environmental stewardship while giving back through community service at any volunteer site of their choosing. OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Gardeners of Greater Youngstown

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

What: Join a meeting of the Gardeners of Greater Youngstown to hear Angie Bowman from Park’s Garden Center as she discusses sustainable gardens.

Cost: Free

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

Info: https://gg-yo.org/

Weather Workshop

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

What: How do weather trends affect farms? Gardens? Changes in the weather are directly impacting all of these — in more ways than we may realize. Join us to learn from Aaron Wilson, a climate specialist with the OSU Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension Specialist.

Cost: Free

Location: Mahoning County Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/weather22

Pond Management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Cost: $10

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

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

Return of river otters to Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

What: The return of river otters to Ohio is one of the state’s great conservation success stories. This presentation will outline the reintroduction efforts that kickstarted this return, and the recovery that otters have made throughout the state in the 30 years since. The speaker will be Katie Dennison, wildlife biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Return of the bald eagle

When: 6:30 p.m. March 24

What: Join Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about the rise, the fall, and return of the bald eagle.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Valley Grows calendar

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield. The program provides intensive training in horticulture to participants who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but simply a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training. Applicants to the program should be willing to share their passion for the natural world and to promote environmental stewardship while giving back through community service at any volunteer site of their choosing. OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Gardeners of Greater Youngstown

When: 7 p.m. Feb. 2

What: Join a meeting of the Gardeners of Greater Youngstown to hear Angie Bowman from Park’s Garden Center as she discusses sustainable gardens.

Cost: Free

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

Info: https://gg-yo.org/

Pond Management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Cost: $10

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

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

Naturalist Series: The Return of River Otters to Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

What: The return of river otters to Ohio is one of the state’s great conservation success stories. This presentation will outline the reintroduction efforts that kickstarted this return, and the recovery that otters have made throughout the state in the 30 years since. The speaker will be Katie Dennison, wildlife biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Naturalist Series: Beautiful & Bouncing Back: The Return of the Bald Eagle

When: 6:30 p.m. March 24

What: By the latter half of the 20th century, the bald eagle, our national symbol, was classified as an endangered species. Through the diligent efforts of wildlife biologists and a concerned public, the bald eagle population is recovering at an astonishing rate. Join Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about the rise, the fall and return of the bald eagle.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Mahoning County

For a complete list of events, visit https:// mahoning.osu.edu/events.

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.

Plant and pest clinic hours vary during the winter months. Stop by or call to ask questions or drop off samples.

For a complete list of events, visit https://mahoning.osu.edu/events.

Master Gardener volunteers

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield. The program provides intensive training in horticulture who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Volunteer naturalist training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training. Applicants to the program should be willing to share their passion for the natural world and to promote environmental stewardship while giving back through community service at any volunteer site of their choosing. OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Who-who’s who of Ohio’s owls

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension’s Wildlife Program specialist explores the lives of Ohio’s owls. Learn how to ID Ohio owls by sight and by their calls, how owls use unique abilities in their lives, and what they need in terms of habitat.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Greenhouse production

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday

What: Join experts from Ohio State University to learn about production in greenhouses, including controlled environment management and hydroponics. Pesticide credits will be available.

Cost: $35.

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

Registration and info: http://go.osu.edu/greenhouse2022

Pond management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Cost: $10

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

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

The return of river otters

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

What: The return of river otters to Ohio is one of the state’s great conservation success stories. This presentation will outline the reintroduction efforts that kickstarted this return, and the recovery that otters have made throughout the state in the 30 years since. The speaker will be Katie Dennison, wildlife biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

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.

For a complete list of events, visit https://mahoning.osu.edu/events.

Master Gardener

volunteer training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Certified volunteer

naturalist training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program. This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Who-who’s who

of Ohio’s owls

When: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18

What: Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension’s Wildlife Program specialist explores the lives of Ohio’s owls.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Greenhouse production

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21

What: Join experts from Ohio State University to learn about production in greenhouses, including controlled environment management and hydroponics.

Cost: $35.

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

Registration and info: http://go.osu.edu/greenhouse2022

Pond management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Cost: $10

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

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

The return of river

otters to Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11

What: The return of river otters to Ohio is one of the state’s great conservation success stories. The speaker will be Katie Dennison, wildlife biologist, Ohio Division of Wildlife

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

Naturalist series:

Return of the bald eagle

When: 6:30 p.m. March 24

What: By the latter half of the 20th century, the bald eagle, the national symbol, was classified as an endangered species. Through the diligent efforts of wildlife biologists and a concerned public, the bald eagle population is recovering at an astonishing rate. Join Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Wildlife to learn more about the rise, the fall and return of the bald eagle.

Cost: Free

Location: Zoom videoconference

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

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.

Plant and pest clinic hours vary during the winter months. Stop by or call to ask questions or drop off samples.

For a complete list of events, visit https://mahoning.osu.edu/events.

Master Gardener volunteer training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield.

The program provides intensive training in horticulture who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but simply a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Certified volunteer naturalist training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program.

This certificate program provides intensive, nature-focused training. Applicants to the program should be willing to share their passion for the natural world and to promote environmental stewardship while giving back through community service at any volunteer site of their choosing.

OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Greenhouse production

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21

What: Join experts from Ohio State University to learn about production in greenhouses, including controlled environment management and hydroponics.

The course will cover scouting and managing pests through IPM and more. Pesticide credits will be available.

Cost: $35.

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

Registration and info: http://go.osu.edu/greenhouse2022

Pond management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

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

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