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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.

The Plant and Pest Clinic is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays at the Extension Office. Stop by to ask questions or drop off samples.

Holiday Containers Make and Take — Canfield

When: 3 and 6 p.m. Nov. 30

What: Turn your outdoor containers into holiday masterpieces. Classes will cover form and style, along with finding and using several kinds of greenery, branches and natural cuttings from the landscape. Go beyond the filler, thriller and spiller to make your front porch the envy of the neighbors this season.

Cost: $20, includes greenery and design materials

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

Info and registration: https://go.osu.edu/holidaycontainers11-30

Holiday Containers Make and Take — Lisbon

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 1

What: Turn your outdoor containers into holiday masterpieces. Classes will cover form and style, along with finding and using several kinds of greenery, branches and natural cuttings from the landscape. Go beyond the filler, thriller and spiller to make your front porch the envy of the neighbors this season.

Cost: $20, includes greenery and design materials

Location: Columbiana County Fairgrounds, Sales Office, Lisbon

Info: keshock.3@osu.edu 330-870-1167

Register: http://go.osu.edu/greenery4containers

Master Gardener Volunteer Training – Open House

When: 2 p.m. Dec. 2

What: A social time to talk about the program and enjoy refreshments with current volunteers, who will share details about upcoming training that begins Feb. 1. The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must.

Cost: Free

Location: OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St. Canfield

Info and registration: http://go.osu.ed/gardenvounteer

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Training – Open House

When: 6 p.m. Dec. 2

What: Learn about becoming an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist. 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. OCVN provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Cost: Free

Location: OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St. Canfield

Info and registration: http://go.osu.edu/naturevolunteer

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