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Valley Grows calendar

Backyard Fruit Production

When: 2 p.m. Wednesday

What: Extension Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources Eric Barrett will share details about growing fruit, including best management practices for growing apples, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, grapes — and even some basics for growing pawpaws. Learn about proper nutrition, pruning, disease and pest control.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: $5

Info: To register and more info visit: https://go.osu.edu/backyardfruitproduction

Virtual Plant and Pest Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday

What: The Plant and Pest Clinic is open live every other Thursday on Zoom. Feel free to call 330-533-5538 at any other time to give information regarding your questions.

Where: Zoom video conference, http:go.osu.edu/virtualclinic. Follow instructions to live chat with a Master Gardener

Cost: Free

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

Invasive update: Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

When: 6 p.m. March 31

What: Learn about hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), an invasive pest from Asia that is threatening hemlock trees. It was first discovered in southeast Ohio in 2012 and was first discovered in Mahoning County in 2020.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

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

Virtual Plant and Pest Clinic

When: 10 a.m. to noon, April 1

What: The Plant and Pest Clinic is open live10 a.m. to noon every other Thursday on Zoom. Feel free to call 330-533-5538 at any other time to give information regarding your

questions.

Where: Zoom video conference, http:go.osu.edu/virtualclinic. Follow instructions to live chat with a Master Gardener

Cost: Free

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

Is It a Bird or Moth?

When: 10 a.m. April 13.

What: Hummingbirds vs. hummingbird moths — what’s the difference? 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 athttps://go.osu.edu/birdormoth

Amphibians: Toads, Frogs,

Salamanders and More!

When: 11 a.m. April 14

What: Herpetology is the study of creeping things. Delve into the lives of toads, frogs and salamanders. Study, examine and understand the life cycles and the benefits of these amazing animals.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

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

Naturalist Series: Top 10 Native Perennials for Pollinators

When: 6:30 p.m. April 21

What: Learn how to select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species when space is limited. Learn the Top 10 native perennials for hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and others.

Where: Zoom video conference

Cost: Free

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

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