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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 OSU 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 to Thursday.

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

Hostas galore!

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

What: Hostas are the perfect plant for the shade. There are more hostas than most gardeners can count, along with fantastic varigations and colors.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Contact Noelle Barnes at barnes.1127@osu.edu

Flying High GROW urban farm

When: 6 p.m. July 11

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Flying High GROW, 100 Broadway Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

Dorothy Day House

When: 6 p.m. July 18

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden.

Where: Dorothy Day House, 620 Belmont Ave. Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

Shade gardening

When: 6 p.m. July 20

What: Learn about the best shade gardens and the examples of flowers and shrubs that make for an interesting and colorful garden.

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

Cost: Free

Info: Contact Noelle Barnes at barnes.1127@osu.edu

Fairgreen Neighborhood garden

When: 6 p.m. July 25

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden. Bring a lawn chair and a notepad.

Where: Fairgreen garden, 220 Fairgreen Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

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

Ohio Avenue butterfly garden

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 1

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden. Bring a lawn chair and a notepad.

Where: Butterfly garden, 2203 Ohio Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

McGuffey Centre

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 8

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden. Bring a lawn chair and a notepad.

Where: McGuffey Centre, 1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

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

St. Patrick Church

When: 6 p.m. Aug. 15

What: Learn about growing practices, tips, soils, organic production, as well as discussions on your weeds, diseases and insects to diagnose what’s going on in your garden. Bring a lawn chair and a notepad.

Where: St. Pat’s, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown

Cost: Free

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/veggiestour2022

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

Volunteer naturalist training

When: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays Aug. 31 to Nov. 2

What: Nature lovers who want to learn more and to use their skills at any nature center or position can earn a Certified Volunteer Naturalist certificate. Training covers everything from soils and geology to herpetology to forestry.

Where: Classroom and fieldwork locations vary. Primarily in Portage County

Cost: $225.

Info and registration: 330-296-6432 or https://go.osu.edu/ocvnportage2022

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

Hunting wild mushrooms

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

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