CFAES Give Today
OSU Extension

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Meet Us in the Garden Series 

In 2024 the Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers will be partnering with the Mentor Public Library. Although the sessions are FREE, space is limited and registration IS required.  Go to for registration instructions and information.

Each session will consist of a short presentation, which may be followed by interactive demonstrations. Q&A is actively encouraged. When appropriate to the topic, small groups of participants will work with a Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer on a project.

Although the sessions are free, space is limited and registration is required. Go to for registration instructions and information. 

The library will take registrations online, in person, and by phone (440-255-8811) two weeks prior to each talk.

Questions? Email us at MGVLakeCounty@gmail.comcall 440-853-2625, or visit us at

Saturday March 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM  

Postage Stamp Gardening – Space doesn't have to be an issue to reap great results from small gardens. With some knowledge of planting the correct companion plants, you can choose from hundreds of combinations. One is an Italian garden of tomatoes, basil, and garlic. All grow very happily together. Just add pasta!


Saturday April 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Wake Up Your Garden – Gardeners are always anxious to get started in the spring. This class is an overview of gardening tasks to be performed. Clean-up, composting, pruning, fertilizing, soil testing, mole problems, and impatient gardeners will be discussed.


Saturday May 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Lawn Care Calendar – The presentation will give an overview of Turfgrass varieties commonly grown in northeast Ohio, and the conditions that promote a healthy lawn. Guidelines for proper care will be given for each month of our growing season. Common pest and disease problems will be discussed, along with some suggested pest management practices.


Saturday June 1, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Common Gardening Mistakes and How to Fix Them – We will explore some easy to make, and just as easy to avoid, gardening mistakes. And if we didn't avoid them, how to remedy the problem.


Saturday July 6, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Gardening for Evening Enjoyment: Planting with Moonlight in Mind – Gardens extend our living space into the otdoor environment. We can enhance that experience by bringing fragrance and sound as well as beautiful blooms and foliage into the garden through our plant selections. Come and learn more about gardening for evening.


Saturday August 3, 2024 10:00 AM

Shade Pollinator Gardens – Worried your yard has too much shade to attract our pollen-loving garden companions? Find out what kinds of plants and habitats will attract helpful pollinators and thrive in the shady parts of your garden.


Saturday September 7, 2024 at 10:00 AM

If You Give an Inch, They Will Take an Acre: Combating Invasive Plants – Some landscape plants have escaped our yards and become problematic in our parks and other wild spcaes. We will look at what makes some plants more problematic than others and why they have been labeled invasive or noxious. Then, we will look at some high profile invasive plants in Northeast Ohio and discuss how to identify them, how to get rid of them, and offer some alternatives.


Saturday October 5, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – In this course we'll discuss the benefits of saving seeds and how to do it. We'll look at seeds you might find in your vegetable garden and flower garden, as well as seeds of some of the most common native plants. Seed saving is not only fun, and cost-effective, it's also good for the environment. Learn how to select the best characteristics of today's harvest to pass on to tomorrow's garden!


Saturday November 2, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Putting the Garden to Bed – Fall clean up, composting, soil testing, amending the soil, mulch for winter protection - all of these activities help your gardne have a good winter nap. Pruning will also be reviewed.