The Muskingum Valley Garden Society kicked the winter blues with their 10th annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium. The event was held at the Ohio University-Zanesville Campus earlier today where people listened to speakers, ate lunch and learned about gardening techniques.
"It's a great way to kick-off spring. Winter in Ohio lasts a month too long in my opinion. So we all get anxious, the garden catalogs are coming our way. So people like to come here just to get some ideas of new things to do in their gardens," said Beth Brown of the MVGS.
The gardeners-to-be were able to bid on silent auction items including painted rain barrels, gardening tools, movie tickets and more. They were also able to purchase plant arrangements, and shared gardening tips.
"There were so many people who donated for the silent auction, for the door prizes, the community has been very generous. Our local businesses see the value in what we do and were very gracious to donate such nice things. "
The Muskingum Valley Garden Society helps beautify muskingum county all year long. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer or would like to learn more about gardening, you can contact them at their website.