Utzinger Memorial Garden

Presentations will take place in the gazebo. Master Gardener Volunteers will be available throughout the garden to answer gardening questions, and the “Ask a Master Gardener” online program will be on-site with information. A variety of beekeeper associations will answer questions about how to become a beekeeper and will show some of the equipment needed to get started.  


Tuesday, September 21

Wednesday, September 22

Thursday, September 23

9:00 a.m.

Top-Performing Annuals for Your Garden

Pam Bennett

Let’s Build a Soil Profile and Then Eat It!

Gigi Neal

Fall-Planted Cut Flowers

Jacqueline Kowalski

10:00 a.m.

Soils 101 and Soil Fertility

Richard Purdin

Gardening with Arthritis or Other Limitations

Laura Akgerman

6 Budget-Friendly Fall Activities to Do With Youth

Jacqueline Kowalski

11:00 a.m.

Soil Health Smarts for the Everyday Gardener

Heather Neikirk

Shrub Selection for Year-Round Beauty

Ann Chanon

Building Soil Carbon for the Backyard Garden and Home Landscape Heather Neikirk


Perennials with High Impact and Low Maintenance

Pam Bennett

Bury Seeds, Not Stress

Bridget Britton

The ABCs of Invasive Species

Amy Stone

1:00 p.m.

Selecting Ornamental Grasses for Ohio Gardens

Beth Scheckelhoff

Gardening With Gourmet Mushrooms

Erica Lyon

Fruit Diseases in Your Garden

Melanie Ivey

2:00 p.m.

Growing Garlic in the Home Garden

J.T. Benitez

Managing Your Lawn to Reduce the Need for Chemicals

Greg Meyer

Benefits of Mental Health and Gardening

Bridget Britton

3:00 p.m.

Growing Ethnic Specialty Crops

Margaret Rivera