Garden Symposium Cures “Spring Fever”

by Jennifer Bullock on February 22, 2012 at 3:35 am

If you’re itching to exercise your green thumb, one local organization can help.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society will host the "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium on March 3rd. Society President Beth Brown said this is the ninth year for the event, and each year it’s well worth the effort.

"We’re very excited, it takes a lot of work. This is all volunteering. The Muskingum Valley Garden Society’s mission is to enhance our community, through landscaping and gardening, and we’re really focused on education," said Brown.

The symposium will feature three speakers, and focus on a variety of topics. Brown said there will be plenty to learn for beginners, and even for seasoned pros.

"It’s in springtime, and we all get spring fever, especially with the long winters, even though this past winter has not been too bad, but still. We all look forward to gardening. And with the three different speakers, talking about vegetable gardening, birds and butterflies, container gardening, there is really something for everyone," said Brown.

The event will be held at Ohio University-Zanesville’s Campus Center. To register for the symposium visit