Never too late to learn

Ohio Invasive Plant Council Workshop – May 21, 2014

So You Know You Have Invasive Plants, Now What?”

OIPC along with several partners has announced a Workshop on Managing Invasives in Southeast Ohio to be held at Hocking Hills State Park Lodge (see this LINK for details). The Workshop will include Field Trips and Control Demonstrations (see this LINK for the Agenda). Attendance is limited to 100 participants. The $10 fee to cover lunch and materials will be collected the day of the workshop (only cash or checks please).
Registration will close on Monday, May 19, 2014.

Ohio State Training Alert – May 27, 2014

“Lyme Disease is Here: Now What?”

Twenty-four Ohio counties, including Butler County, have been labeled endemic for Lyme Disease.  It is  important to know how to identify ticks, prevent tick bites, and know what to do when you or someone you know has experienced a tick bite.  Cindy Meyer,  Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator and County Director, OSU Extension, Butler County, and the Buckeyes for Lyme Awareness have put together a very informative and timely program on Lyme Disease.  Participants will gain an understanding of tick biology, tick-borne diseases, prevention techniques, the impact of what Lyme disease can do to a person’s life, and proper tick ID. If you spend time outdoors, don’t miss this program! TIME:  12PM-1:30PM. LOCATION:  Ohio State University Extension, Butler County, 1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45036. Fee: $10. Registration Deadline: May 22; contact Cindy Meyer, 513-887-3722, meyer.842@osu.edu. Pay at the door or send check to: Ohio State University Extension, Butler County, 1802 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH 45036

Greene County Master Gardeners – June 5, 2014

“Pollinator-Friendly Spaces:
Practical Ways to Conserve, Attract and Protect Pollinators”

 If you are a gardener, grower, naturalists, or someone with an interest in pollinators please join Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers to discover the latest on pollinators, their health, their habits, their future and how you can support them.  Learn how you can attract, conserve and protect these important contributors to the preservation of our environment.

Denise Ellsworth, Program Director of Honeybee and Native Pollinator Education at The Ohio State University will be presenting “Pollinator-Friendly Spaces: Practical Ways to Conserve, Attract and Protect Pollinators” on Thursday, June 5th from 8:30 am-3:00 pm at Xenia Church of the Nazarene, 1204 W. Second St.

Additional information and registration forms are available at http://greene.osu.edu then “Master Gardener Upcoming Workshops and Classes”.  http://greene.osu.edu/topics/master-gardener-volunteer-program/brochures/June5%20Pollinators%20Brochure-Final.pdf Space is limited, register early.   This program also qualifies for Master Beekeeper Program Credits,  4 credit hours or 4.5 hours of MG CE . For more information contact Rebecca Morgann at 937-903-4801 or email rmorgann@woh.rr.com

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