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Meet Us in the Garden Series 

In 2023 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.

Questions? Email us at or call 440-853-2625

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Saturday March 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM  

Espalier and Cordon Fruit Trees video from Mentor Library – See how you can grow your own fruit trees in limited space using the espalier and cordon methods.


Saturday April 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Everything Asparagus – In this session, we will discuss what you need to grow asparagus. We cover planting, maintaining, harvesting, and the major pest issues.


Saturday May 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Companion Planting video– Growing certain vegetables, herbs or flowers together that complement each other has a long history. Indigenous peoples of North America often planted what is called The Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash). We will explore how, with a bit of planning, you too can increase biodiversity, help reduce the need for pesticides, save space and improve soil.


Saturday June 3, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Honeybees, the what where and how – We all know pollinators are important. How can you make a difference as a gardener, as a beekeeper or as an informed participant?


Saturday July 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Fun With Succulents! – From easy propagation to some great projects this class will demonstrate how to use this great little versatile plant. We will show you how to make a living wreath that you can hang or display on a table and a fall gourd embellished with succulents.


Saturday August 5, 2023 10:00 AM

Demystifying Hydrangeas – Some common questions about hydrangeas include what type do I have and how do I prune them? This class will provide some answers.


Saturday September 9, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Rain Gardens – Storm water normally flows through drains and pipes into local streams, rivers, and lakes. Along the way this water is warmed by hot pavement, and it is polluted by minerals, trash, and bacteria on our streets. Rain gardens protect our waterways by filtering storm water and allowing it to soak into the ground. This presentation will introduce the basic concepts of Rain Garden design and construction.


Saturday October 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM

Houseplants – Learn how to select , display, and care for houseplants through the seasons. The class will also cover how to transition and care for plants you bring in from outside to winter over.


Saturday November 4, 2023 at 10:00 AM

What Master Gardener Volunteers Do and How to Become One – Learn all about the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program and how to become one.