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The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

UPCOMING Presentations Out in the Community

We partner with community organizations to deliver rich horticulture and natural resource-related talks to engage and educate!

Contact the location hosts to find out more about signing up, fees, rain-dates, or other changes to the schedule. 
March 13, 2024 6:00PM Growing Herbs Medina Rec Center

March 21, 2024 6:30PM

Raised Bed Gardens Highland Library
March 25, 2024 6:30PM Growing Poppies Medina Main Branch Library
March 26, 2024 11:00AM Growing Potatoes Soprema Senior Center
April 13, 2024 1:00PM Container Gardening Spokes II Cafe
April 23, 2024 11:00AM Growing Herbs Soprema Senior Center
April 29, 2024  6:30PM Successional Planting in the Garden Medina Main Branch Library
May 6, 2024  6:30PM Growing Strawberries Medina Main Branch Library
May 28, 2024 11:00AM Questions and Answers with Gardeners Soprema Senior Center
June 25, 2024  11:00AM Growing Roses Soprema Senior Center
July 23, 2024. 11:00AM Invasive Plants Soprema Senior Center
August 27, 2024 11:00AM Garden Craft TBD Soprema Senior Center
September 24, 2024 11:00AM Paw Paw Trees Soprema Senior Center
October 22, 2024 11:00AM Growing Garlic Soprema Senior Center
November 26, 2024 11:00AM Growing Christmas Cactus and Poinsettias Soprema Senior Center

Garden Chats at SustainED Community Garden and Education Center.  6:30 PM - 7:00 PM. FREE! 

Open to the public! Just show up at the Medina Community Garden (Corner of East Liberty and Jefferson St. near the courthouse parking deck) by 6:30pm to participate in a hands-on and outdoors "garden chat" on specific topics affecting your garden!  Informal, open Q&A format and FREE!  Come hear our Master Gardeners' tips for better gardening.



You can apply to be a volunteer online using our new volunteer management system to fill out the application. Training is held every OTHER year in Medina.  We will train in ODD Years beginning in 2023 forward.  (2023, 2025, etc)


About the MGV Program   flyer link

volunteer flyer
More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at