Stories tagged with: Gardening

March 7, 2015 - 3:48pm
37 weeks 6 days ago

The snow is beginning to melt which means soon spring will be in the air.

The 12th annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium took place Saturday at Ohio University Zanesville. The event featured nationally known speaker, Felder Rushing, who educated attendees about the art of slow gardening.

"My program is about slow gardening, it's about savoring what you do, savor it, enjoy it, use all of your senses and then share it with others. It's nice to grow stuff...

February 27, 2015 - 6:05pm
39 weeks 5 hours ago

 It may still be snowy outside, but the Muskingum Valley Garden Society's annual "Spring Fever" home gardening symposium is right around the corner.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 7th at Ohio University Zanesville. The all local event will showcase different ideas for spring and summer gardening. Each year the society brings something new and different to the symposium, and this year there will be two guest speakers. The event always takes place the first...

November 15, 2013 - 4:26pm
2 years 1 week 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...

May 15, 2013 - 5:48pm
2 years 28 weeks ago

Monday marks the end of frost warnings in Ohio and is the official day you can start growing your garden outside.

"Usually by mid-May we're out of the frost zone so we should be good as far as getting in some annuals and vegetable gardens and things like that so hopefully we're out of the woods on that," said Kevin Gaskill, Landscape Designer at Timber Run Gardens.

Muskingum County has had three frost warnings in the past week but the manager at Timber Run says it hasn'...

March 3, 2013 - 6:21pm
2 years 38 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 - 6:26pm
2 years 38 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...

October 6, 2010 - 7:07pm
5 years 7 weeks ago

One local group is helping to beautify downtown Zanesville.

Volunteers from the Muskingum Valley Garden Society spent a few hours at the Zanesville Bust Station Wednesday evening to assist on a landscaping project.

"The idea was to put some of these projects in for the downtown community for downtown to maintain their own projects once we get them started," said Darlene Turner of the Muskingum Valley Garden Society.

Turner says a low maintenance landscape...

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