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Meet Us in the Garden Series 

In 2022 the Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers will be partnering with the Mentor Public Library in hosting the Meet Us in the Garden series.

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. 

While COVID19 is still active, we are requesting that participants wear masks and maintain appropriate social distance. 

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 2 weeks prior to each talk.

The full brochure can be viewed here.

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

Saturday March 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM  

How do I get plants? Seeds, rhizomes, divisions video – Let’s discuss a variety of methods to increase the number of your annual or perennial plants.


Saturday April 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM

The Garden That Keeps on Giving: Perennial Food Gardening video– (handout) Are you tired of plowing, purchasing plants, and planting them every year? Why not take advantage of nature’s desire to keep on growing and giving by growing food plants that will produce for multiple years. In this session, we will explore advantages and disadvantages of perennial food gardening as well as discuss some plants that produce for multiple years.


Saturday May 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Annuals and Perennials – What’s New? video - News of new varieties of annuals & perennials available this year for your garden & suggestions on how to choose plants that will thrive


Saturday June 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Composting and/or Mulching video - Learn the ins and outs of creating and using compost as mulch, and the benefits of both.


Saturday July 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM

IPM a.k.a. Integrated Pest Management video– Learn to manage pest damage using the most economical methods that also produce the least possible hazards to people, property, and the environment.


Saturday August 6, 2022 10:00 AM

Pollinators video– Planting for pollinators through the entire season. Learn how to plant a pollinator paradise.


Saturday September 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Native Plants/Blended Families video– Natives and non-natives harmoniously joined in your yard.


Saturday October 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Be Your Own Landscaper video- Learn how to think about rejuvenating gardens. Have your plantings become overgrown? Did the previous owner leave problems you now have to solve? Do you need a complete make-over? Three Master Gardeners will present how they approached each of these situations. 


Saturday November 5, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Living with Wildlife orvideo – Learn ways to coexist with your furry and feathered friends, especially in winter.