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Master Gardener volunteer training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Volunteer program for 2022. Training starts Feb. 1 in Canfield.

The program provides intensive training in horticulture who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge, but simply a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/mgv2022app

Certified volunteer naturalist training

What: OSU Extension is accepting applications for the Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program.

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 at any volunteer site of their choosing.

OCVNs provide educational services to their communities by volunteering at local parks and nature centers.

Info and registration: 330-533-5538 or http://go.osu.edu/ocvn2022app

Greenhouse production

When: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21

What: Join experts from Ohio State University to learn about production in greenhouses, including controlled environment management and hydroponics.

The course will cover scouting and managing pests through IPM and more. Pesticide credits will be available.

Cost: $35.

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

Registration and info: http://go.osu.edu/greenhouse2022

Pond management

When: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10

What: Pete Conkle and Blaine Winger from the local Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss best pond management, how to set up ponds and aquatic life for a successful future, and where to find the best resources.

Location: Columbiana County Extension Office, 7989 Dickey Drive, Lisbon.

Info: http://go.osu.edu/managepond

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