Stories tagged with: Muskingum Valley Garden Society

March 1, 2014 - 4:05pm
7 weeks 22 hours ago

For those who could no longer wait to start planning their Spring gardens, Saturday was the perfect day to get into the swing of things.

That was when the Muskingum Valley Garden Society held their 11th Annual "Spring Fever" Gardening Symposium at Ohio University-Zanesville. The all local event showed off different ideas for Spring and Summer gardening. Every year the society brings something new and different, this year's treat was the guest speakers.

"This year...

January 31, 2014 - 12:08pm
11 weeks 2 days ago

For gardeners it's never too early to start thinking about this year's plantings.

The 11th Annual Spring Fever Garden Symposium is a chance to forget about the dreary winter weather and turn thoughts to sunshine.

This year's topics include workshops on rose gardening, native trees and shrubs and enhancing flying gardens. Ken and Kim Kaufman from the magazine Birds and Blooms will talk about that topic.

"Each year at the end of our symposium we ask attendees to fill out...

November 15, 2013 - 5:26pm
22 weeks 2 days ago

On Friday, volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society started planting dozens of different kinds of plants in front of the Welcome Center. Darlene Turner, a MVGS volunteer, says this is just one step to help beautify downtown Zanesville.

"We've been involved with the planting downtown with the downtown containers and the Y-Bridge for the last four or five years and this is another project that we'd like to take on to help," said Turner.

Turner says she and the...

September 14, 2013 - 6:03pm
31 weeks 23 hours ago

A local organization is working to beautify Muskingum County one project at a time.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society woke up early Saturday morning and came out to Starlight Academy to improve its landscape. Timber Run gardens donated all of the plants for the building, while the group's members put them into the ground.

"Starlight has been a staple in our community servicing many for years, and we are happy to be here to help out and volunteer, " Muskingum Valley...

May 19, 2013 - 8:10pm
48 weeks 13 min ago

A local group is using its green thumb to bring beauty to Zanesville

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society filled planters with flowers around city hall, downtown and the library Sunday. The group started ten years ago and has kept up the work ever since and is always welcoming new members.

"You can just show up when we are out working and help out actually, a couple people have been doing that they saw us working stopped and just got out and started helping, " said...

March 3, 2013 - 7:21pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

The convention hosted three speakers at Saturday's event. One of them was Nan Chase, author of "Eat Your Yard." Chase shared her expertise and gardening tips to Muskingum County residents.

"I'm blown away. This is a huge symposium, everybody's done volunteer work it, it's super well organized, there's a lot to see," said author of "Eat Your Yard," Nan Chase.

"Eat Your Yard" is a combination of a cookbook and a growing guide. The book gives...

March 2, 2013 - 7:26pm
1 year 6 weeks ago

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...

March 1, 2013 - 6:23pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society's annual home gardening symposium is almost here!

The event, tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning, will feature several speakers on topics including container, vegetable, and organic gardening as well as lawn and tree care. One of the speakers is a prominent writer and botanical artist, Peter Loewer, who will give tips for small home gardens.

"A condo? You've got to be lucky to garden in a town home," Loewer said.  "So I've...

February 26, 2013 - 7:03pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society is not happy tonight after a recent decision by the City of Zanesville.

Society Founder, Brian McLoughlin says he has been told the city will no longer water the planters in the downtown area. He says his group paid for the project, the least the city can do is water them.

"We think its a valuable service that we provide," said McLoughlin. "We feel it has a significant impact, not only on the downtown businesses but as the...

May 20, 2012 - 4:51pm
1 year 47 weeks ago

Organizations are working together to beautify downtown Zanesville this weekend...

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society and Master Gardeners spent the day planting flowers in 48 planters throughout the downtown area.

"We've been very busy this week. On tuesday, we did the y-bridge, and if you get a chance, you must go see. They're beautiful, and in another month, they'll be even more so. Today, we'll probably be downtown for about three or four hours getting everything...

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