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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Spring into Action

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Canfield Fairgrounds
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Mahoning County Extension
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Join us for our spring gardening workshop to learn how to beautify and improve your garden!

Registration details and flyer HERE


9:00 a.m. Registration & Garden Art Sale Begins
9:45 a.m.
Gardening by the Signs & Other Garden Talk - Eric Barrett

Does it help to plant during the full moon? Is there anything to the suggestions of when to plant? What about all of those other ‘free tips’ on gardening? Do they really work? Join Eric for a fun and entertaining session on why some myths work and why some legends should stay in the past.

10:45 a.m.
Break & Garden Art Sale
11:00 a.m. (Breakout Session #1)

Soil Basics: Make sure your plants will grow! – Dr. Bill Snyder

Gardening As We Age: Exercise, Meditation & More! – Lil Quaranta & Lucia Haddad                      

New and Exciting Annuals – Tim Parks    

Phenology: Predicting Bloom Time and Insect Activity  - David Sprague

12:00 p.m.
Lunch - Catered by Broad Street Diner
12:45 p.m. (Breakout Session #2)

What’s in the bag? Soil Amendments and Fertilizer – David Sprague

Attracting Pollinators with Beautiful Herbs & More! – Marilyn McKinley

Old & New Varieties of Perennials for your Shade Garden – June Nolasco

Flowering Trees & Shrubs – Angie Bowman

2:00 p.m. (Breakout Session #3)

Backyard Fruit Production – Eric Barrett

Plants that Changed / Almost Changed the World – Mariyln McKinley

Garden Art: Enhancing the Beauty of Your Garden – Pam Baytos

Creating a Sensory Garden for Children – Sheila Cubick

3:00 p.m.
Garden Art Sale Finale & Safe Trip Home!