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Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. Contact the Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538.

Plant and pest clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays. Or call or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays to ask questions or drop off samples.

Veggies and more tour

When: 6 p.m. today

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Treez Please, 1327 Wick Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggie stour2022

Hostas galore!

When: July 6, 6pm

What: Hostas are the perfect plant for the shade. There are more hostas than most gardeners can count, along with fantastic varigations and colors.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Info: Contact Noelle Barnes at barnes.1127@osu.edu

Flying High GROW urban farm

When: 6 p.m. July 11

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Flying High GROW, 100 Broadway Ave. Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggie stour2022

Dorothy Day House

When: 6 p.m. July 18

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggie stour2022

Shade gardening

When: 6 p.m. July 20

What: Learn about the best shade gardens and the examples of flowers and shrubs that make for an interesting and colorful garden.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Info: Contact Noelle Barnes at barnes.1127@osu.edu

Fairgreen neighborhood garden

When: 6 p.m. July 25

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Fairgreen garden, 220 Fairgreen Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

Air plant artistry

When: 6 p.m. July 27

What: Air plants are usually tiny, easy to grow and they don’t need soil. As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water from the air through scales on their leaves.

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

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/07-27airplantartistry

Ohio Avenue butterfly garden

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 1

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Butterfly garden, 2203 Ohio Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggie stour2022

Valley grows calendar

Wednesdays in the garden – fall veggie gardening

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

What: June is time to start thinking about starting seeds and planning for fall veggie crops. We’ll help you with the best fall veggies to grow, and how to care for them.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Contact: Noelle Barnes, barnes.1127@osu.edu; no registration required

Garden art series

• air plant artistry

When: 6 p.m. July 27

What: Air plants are usually tiny, easy to grow and they don’t need soil. As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water from the air through scales on their leaves. Learn how to make art with these adorable plants.

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

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/07-27airplantartistry

Garden art series:

hypertufa container

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 9

What: Learn to make hypertufa pots that will add beauty to your landscape and last for many years.

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

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/08-09hypertufacontainer

Naturalist series: A

concert of crickets

and katydids

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16

What: Bird song is the first music in spring, followed by frogs and toads. But what are those sounds later in the year? Crickets and katydids take the stage for nature’s final performances of the year. Dr. Lisa Rainsong from the Cleveland Institute of Music will introduce participants to this delightful ensemble.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/cricketsandkatydids

Naturalist Series: The Many Lives of Lichens

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20

What: Jim Chatfield, associate professor and extension specialist, will discuss the lives of lichen, including multi-kingdom partnerships; when fungi became farmers; bioremediation; manna from heaven; caribou cuisine; natural dyes; antibiotics; and the mysteries and beauties of lichen life.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/livesoflichens

Naturalist Series:

Hunting Wild Mushrooms in Eastern Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17

What: Erika Lyon, agriculture and natural resources educator, Jefferson and Harrison counties, will cover the ecology and identification of fungi along with the basics of hunting wild mushrooms. She also will cover common fungi found in eastern Ohio.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/wildmushrooms

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. Contact the extension office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538.

Plant and pest clinic hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays. Or call or stop by between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays to ask questions or drop off samples.

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

The Allegheny Alligator

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

What: Joshua Emanuelson with the Ohio Hellbender Partnership will discuss what a hellbender is and what conservation work revolving around the state endangered amphibian is being completed.

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

Cost: Free

Register: http://go.osu.edu/06-14Hellbender

Botanical cards

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

What: Join the Mahoning County Master Gardeners for the 2022 Garden Art Series. This garden art class covers at least three methods of how to press flowers onto cards, bookmarks or table lanterns.

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

Cost: $20

Register: http://go.osu.edu/botanicalcards

Fall veggie gardening

When: 6 p.m. June 22

What: June is time to start thinking about starting seeds and planning for fall veggie crops. We’ll help you with the best fall veggies to grow, and how to care for them.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Contact: Noelle Barnes, barnes.1127@osu.edu; no registration required

Air plant artistry

When: 6 p.m. July 27

What: Air plants are usually tiny, easy to grow and they don’t need soil. As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water from the air through scales on their leaves. Learn how to make art with these adorable plants.

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

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/07-27airplantartistry

Hypertufa container

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 9

What: Learn to make hypertufa pots that will add beauty to your landscape and last for many years.

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

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/08-09hypertufacontainer

Concert of crickets, katydids

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16

What: Bird song is the first music in spring, followed by frogs and toads. But what are those sounds later in the year? Crickets and katydids take the stage for nature’s final performances of the year. Dr. Lisa Rainsong from the Cleveland Institute of Music will introduce participants to this delightful ensemble.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/cricketsandkatydids

The many lives of lichens

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20

What: Jim Chatfield, associate professor and extension specialist, will discuss the lives of lichen, including multikingdom partnerships; when fungi became farmers; bioremediation; manna from heaven; caribou cuisine; natural dyes; antibiotics; and the mysteries and beauties of lichen life.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/livesoflichens

Hunting wild mushrooms

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17

What: Erika Lyon, agriculture and natural resources educator, Jefferson and Harrison counties, will cover the ecology and identification of fungi along with the basics of hunting wild mushrooms. She also will cover common fungi found in eastern Ohio.

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

Cost: Free

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