CENTERBURG — Healthy food and how to grow it is the topic of a new program hosted by Centerburg Joint Recreation District on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Centerburg Town Hall meeting room above the library) at 49 E. Main St. The program features local Master Gardener Pat Barnes, and is planned in cooperation with the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club Plant Swap held in the Gazebo across the street during the same hours on that date.
“The Master Gardener Program compliments the Community Garden plots that CJRD provides free to the community in partnership with Centerburg Library“ said Gary Moore, Program Coordinator for CJRD. “Recreation District residents can sign up now at the library for the free plots (first come first served). “With the economy down and renewed interest in growing your own food. CJRD decided to partner to provide this opportunity,” said Moore. The OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program is a free service to help people get started right. Pat Barnes is also s a trained local representative of the program to provide info on seed selection, techniques, tips and tricks and printed info to help new and even experienced gardeners,” said Moore
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program was started in 2000. Volunteers receive more than 50 hours of classroom instruction on various horticultural topics in preparation for serving our county. MGVs provide such services to their communities as answering gardening questions, conducting plant clinics, working with youth or the elderly, beautifying the community, developing community or demonstration gardens and other horticultural activities. The Knox County Extension Office is currently taking applications for new MGVs and can receive information by calling 740-397-0401.
The CJRD gardening program is part of a recently initiated series by CJRD to introduce local residents to the recreational opportunities natural and cultural treasures and of the Centerburg area.
For more information contact CJRD Administrator Dave Beck at 625-5123.
Published on May 3, 2012