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Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Trumbull County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the extension office, 520 W. Main St. Suite 1, Cortland, at 330-638-6783.

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Call for appointments.

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 to a media device by visiting the following link https://zoom.us/support/download.

Weird Things Bugs Do!

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

What: Learn about lots of interesting ways insects survive winter, as well as cool stuff insects do in the environment. Join Ashley Kulhanek to talk bugs.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

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

Nature: The Free Stress Reliever: 1

When: 10 a.m. Thursday

What: Use a therapy that costs nothing and relieves tension faster than a pill or a couch, and is readily available to us. Learn the history behind horticultural therapy and how to easily access it in your daily life.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/stressreliever1

Color Through the Seasons

When: 10 a.m. Saturday

What: It is possible to have four seasons of color and interest. Plants that can fulfill multiple roles can help gardeners achieve that goal. The advantages of using shrubs for the backbone of the year-round garden are explored. This presentation also examines companion plants that provide seasonal interest and support this versatile framework of the landscape border.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

Info: mgcc.event@yahoo.com; register at http://go.osu.edu/gardencolor.

Is it a Bird of a Moth?

When: 11 a.m. Jan. 26

What: Hummingbirds vs. Hummingbird Moths. We will explore facts, the life, legends and habitat of these very different creatures.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

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

Nature: The Free Stress Reliever: 2

When: 10 a.m. Feb. 4

What: Although we always felt a connection between nature and ourselves, now we know why. Horticultural therapy is a fast-growing field globally. Cities are using plants to lower electrical costs and some business now require employees to take their breaks in green space. How a theory becomes an influential practice.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

Info: 330-533-5538; register at https://go.osu.edu/stressreliever2

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