2022 Greene County Agriculture and Natural Resources - Upcoming Programs

 

Date

Program Name 

Description

 June 6 - 8:30am

June 27 - 8:30am 

 

 

Location TBD

Health in the Garden Series

 

Instructor: Siobhan Fagan, MEd, AT, ATC, CSCS
Kettering Health - Athletic Trainer

Gardening is one of those hobbies that you can do throughout your lifetime, but we find ourselves having to adjust as our bodies change. Here are some ways you can make gardening easier on your body as you age to help you avoid injury and help you to continue enjoying the gardening experience.

                               May 31 - 8:30 am

 June 28 – 8:30am

July 26 - 8:30am

Location TBD 

Mindfulness in the Garden Series

Instructor: Siobhan Fagan, MEd, AT, ATC, CSCS
Kettering Health - Athletic Trainer

Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment without judgement. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness is effective in reducing stress-related symptoms such as worry, depression and physical tension, and may be helpful in managing chronic conditions such as cardiac disease and diabetes. We will explore some mindfulness basics such as breathing, eating and moving in nature.

August 18 - 6:00pm

Greene County Extension Office

Buckeye Room

Fall Cover Crops for the Home Vegetable Garden

Speaker: Trevor Corboy, Educator ANR, OSU Extension Greene County

 

Using cover crops in the home vegetable garden can help prevent soil erosion, reduce cool season weeds, and improve soil structure. Cover crops help improve the macro and micronutrients which help improve production in the upcoming year.

September – TBD

Farm to Table Event

 

September 1 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Greene County Extension Office Buckeye room

Backyard Garden to Table: Sunflowers/Kohlrabi/Cauliflower

Speakers: Laura Halladay, Educator Family and Consumer Science, Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Greene County

The Garden to Table series will focus on specific vegetables: how to grow, harvest, and prepare to eat.  Sunflowers are traditionally grown in the garden or as an annual flower. Learn when and how to harvest and use the seeds. What is kohlrabi and what do you do with it? Growing kohlrabi couldn’t be easier. Kohlrabi plants prefer cool climates, which makes them ideal veggies for harvest in fall. Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species, the genus Brassica, which is in the Brassicaceae (or Mustard) family. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called "curd" (with a similar appearance to cheese curd).

October 1 

10:00am-12:00pm  Greene County Extension Office

 

Removal at James Ranch - Lunch at Greene County Extension Office Buckeye room

Managing Backyard Invasives

Speakers: Jared Merriman, Naturalist, Greene County Parks & Trails; Kim Hupman, Horticulture Program Assistant, OSU Extension Greene County

Do you know what plants are growing in your yard? Ever notice a strange vine growing in your backyard, plants appearing along your hillside or other newcomers to your property? In our backyards invasive plant species alter the ecosystem by crowding out our native plants that support pollinators and birds. Learn some of the invasives that may be in your backyard and how to remove then replace them with non-invasives. This program will include a removal at James Ranch Park with a  lunch at the Greene County Extension office after the removal.

October 8 - TBD

Bulbs as Companion Plants

Brent and Becky Heath of Brent and Becky Bulbs

Brent and Becky Heath, own a 28-acre farm in Gloucester, Virginia. They are flower bulb suppliers, garden writers, photographers, lecturers, consultants, and educators. Over 8 acres of the property is devoted to educational gardens.

October 27 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Greene County Extension Office Buckeye Room

Porch Pots: Transition from Fall to Winter

Speakers:

Babs Sabick; Landscape Plants for Winter Display

Kim Hupman, OSU Extension Greene County

We spend a lot of time and energy creating beautiful fall displays in our porch pots. Transitioning from fall to winter display takes a little know and ingenuity. Learn the how arrange plants from your own landscape to create a beautiful winter display.