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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.

Veggies and More Tour — Ohio Avenue Butterfly Garden

When: 6 p.m. today

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

Veggies and More Tour —

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

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

Canner Pressure Gauge Testing

When: 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11

What: Before canning fresh vegetables and fruits from your garden or local market, test your canner pressure gauge in this drive-thru testing.

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

Cost: Free

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

Veggies and More Tour —

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

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

Bring One, Take One — Plant Exchange, Plant Sale and Garden Sale

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20

What: Local gardeners meet to swap or sell plants, and acquire gardening books and tools

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

Cost: Free admission

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

Ohio Certified 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: Call 330-296-6432 or register at https://go.osu.edu/ocvnportage2022

For the Birds – Wreath Feeder

When: 6 p.m. Sept. 13

What: Make a decorative wreath designed to attract and feed birds throughout the fall and winter.

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

Cost: $20

Info: Call 330-533-5538 or register at go.osu.edu/10-05birdwreath

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

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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