Victory Gardens returning, increasing

We noticed an improved fascination in gardening over-all with the improve in thoughts that came into our Extension workplaces. Parks knowledgeable some of the busiest days at any time with individuals having exterior.

My hope is that this desire not only proceeds but boosts. I have noticed lots of young men and women having included in our educational applications.

Grasp Gardener Volunteers (MGV) are an instrumental part in the accomplishment of the OVG application. Seeds are distributed as a result of several of our county Extension places of work. In addition, this 12 months, if a county doesn’t have a MGV method the seeds are getting distributed at the Soil and H2o Conservation District business office.

MGVs also participated in packaging the scaled-down sample packets of seeds. Clark county volunteers packaged additional 21,968 tiny offers of carrot seeds this was finished a quarter teaspoon at a time from a 50-pound bag of carrot seeds! Phew – it was really a job.

These scaled-down seed packets were being then mixed in a larger sized envelope at the ODA workplaces and dispersed to the counties. Counties will start out public distribution in May.

Seeds consist of carrots, cucumbers, lettuce and sunflowers. Each and every packet has at least a few seeds. Think me, there are adequate carrot seeds in these sample packets to have a great crop!

To uncover out if your county is participating and when the distribution takes place, go to and click on on the tab Seeds – Arrive and Get ‘Em!

Another event I want to share is the Clark County MGVs annual plant sale in Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum on Saturday, May 7, setting up at 9 a.m.

MGVs have a fantastic choice of wonderful plants for your gardens, all developed in Ohio. In addition, new this calendar year, we will have academic plans on native crops and pollinators as nicely as a make and choose mini backyard garden session.

For additional details on the party, go to:

This significant fundraiser aids assistance the progress of the gardens and we respect your assist.

Pamela Corle-Bennett is the state grasp gardener volunteer coordinator and horticulture educator for Ohio Condition University Extension. Get hold of her by e-mail at

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