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Valley Grows calendar

Gardening for pollinators

WHEN: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday

What: Participants will also learn practical steps to create or enhance habitat that benefits pollinators, including bees, birds, and butterflies, including plant selection and design. Besides how to create a patchwork of garden spaces of food and shelter for pollinators, the program will discuss some of the most common pollinators, including their biology and life histories. With Denise Ellsworth, program director, pollinator education.

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

Cost: $30, including materials and guidebooks

Register: https://go.osu.edu/05-19pollinators

Bees in your Ohio backyard

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday

What: Honeybees are common, but what about the other 400-plus species of bees that call Ohio home? This program will focus on some of the most common bees, including biology and life histories. With Denise Ellsworth, program director, pollinator education.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/05-19bees

Canner pressure gauge testing

When: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 19

What: Before canning fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden or local market, have your canner pressure gauge tested for safety with a drive-thru testing.

Where: OSU Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield.

Cost: Free

Details: 330-533-5538

Ohio forests: Updates and overview

When: 7 p.m. May 19

What: Join Tom Macy, Ohio Department of Natural Resources program manager for forest health, to learn about updates on forests in Ohio. Tom will share updates on insects, plants and other aspects of Ohio’s forest health.

Where: OSU Extension, Mahoning County, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Cost: Free

Details: 330-533-5538

MCCTC plant sale

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through May 20

What: Four-pack annual flowers and flats, hanging baskets from ferns to pothos, and assorted indoor houseplants and succulents. Items are limited. Supports the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Floral Design / Landscape students.

Where: MCCTC Greenhouse, 7300 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield

Details: 330-729-4000, Ext. 1671

2022 Herb and Plant Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21

What: The Holborn Herb and Plant Sale will feature a large selection of herbs and perennials, succulents and fairy garden plants, plus Twice Loved Perennials. Members have garnered and nurtured these assorted plants. A “twice-loved” book sale will feature gardening, herb and cooking books. Guild members will be on hand to assist with purchasing, answering questions and sharing information.

Where: Canfield Fairgrounds, Vegetable Building

Info: Virginia, 330-406-0364, or Stephanie, 330-533-3009.

Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium Plant Sale

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14 and 21

What: Heirloom tomatoes, peppers, herbs, top-performing annuals and more. Proceeds benefit beautification projects in Warren.

Where: Packard Park Greenhouse, 1611 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren

Info: Friends of the Greenhouse Consortium page on Facebook.

Easter Liverpool-Calcutta Plant Sale

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 21

What: The sale will feature locally grown perennials and annuals, herbs and handmade gifts All proceeds go to Community Improvement in the area.

Where: East Liverpool Country Club, 2485 Parkway, East Liverpool

Details: Facebook.com/elcagc

Wednesdays in the Garden – Dahlias

When: 6 p.m. May 25

What: Join the Master Gardener Volunteers to learn to grown dahlias.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Contact: Noelle Barnes, barnes.1127@osu.edu; no registration required

Wednesdays in the Garden — Succulents

When: 6 p.m. June 8

What: Succulents vary from houseplants to things we can grow outside here in northeast Ohio. Learn about succulents and how to grow them successfully.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Contact: Noelle Barnes, barnes.1127@osu.edu; no registration required

Protecting the Allegheny Alligator, Helping Ohio’s Endangered Eastern Hellbender

When: 6:30 p.m. June 14

What: Joshua Emanuelson with the Ohio Hellbender Partnership will discuss what a hellbender is and what conservation work revolving around the state endangered amphibian is being completed.

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

Cost: Free

Register: http://go.osu.edu/06-14Hellbender

Garden Art Series: Botanical Cards

When: 6 p.m. June 15

What: Join the Mahoning County Master Gardeners for the 2022 Garden Art Series. This garden art class covers at least three methods of how to press flowers onto cards, bookmarks or table lanterns.

Where: Mahoning Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Cost: $20

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

Wednesdays in the Garden – Fall Veggie Gardening

When: 6 p.m. June 22

What: June is time to start thinking about starting seeds and planning for fall veggie crops. We’ll help you with the best fall veggies to grow, and how to care for them.

Where: Trumbull County Agriculture and Family Service Center, 520 W. Main St., Cortland

Cost: Free

Contact: Noelle Barnes, barnes.1127@osu.edu; no registration required

Garden Art Series — Air Plant Artistry

When: 6 p.m. July 27

What: Air plants are usually tiny, easy to grow and they don’t need soil. As the name implies, air plants absorb nutrients and water from the air through scales on their leaves. Learn how to make art with these adorable plants.

Where: Mahoning Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/07-27airplantartistry

Garden Art Series: Hypertufa Container

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 9

What: Learn to make hypertufa pots that will add beauty to your landscape and last for many years.

Where: Mahoning Extension Office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield

Cost: $20

Register: https://go.osu.edu/08-09hypertufacontainer

Naturalist Series: A Concert of Crickets and Katydids

When: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16

What: Bird song is the first music in spring, followed by frogs and toads. But what are those sounds later in the year? Crickets and katydids take the stage for nature’s final performances of the year. Dr. Lisa Rainsong from the Cleveland Institute of Music will introduce participants to this delightful ensemble.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/cricketsandkatydids

Naturalist Series: The Many Lives of Lichens

When: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20

What: Jim Chatfield, associate professor and extension specialist, will discuss the lives of lichen, including multi-kingdom partnerships; when fungi became farmers; bioremediation; manna from heaven; caribou cuisine; natural dyes; antibiotics; and the mysteries and beauties of lichen life.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/livesoflichens

Naturalist Series: Hunting Wild Mushrooms in Eastern Ohio

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17

What: Erika Lyon, agriculture and natural resources educator, Jefferson and Harrison counties, will cover the ecology and identification of fungi along with the basics of hunting wild mushrooms. She also will cover common fungi found in eastern Ohio.

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

Cost: Free

Register: https://go.osu.edu/wildmushrooms

Trumbull County

For more details on events in Trumbull County, go to http://trumbull.osu.edu.

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