Master Gardeners’ of Summit County Taking Applications for Grant Program

By Nalee Vang, The University of Akron Intern

Applications are now being accepted for the Summit County Master Gardeners’ Partner Grant Program. Each grant will award up to $500 for projects, programs and events that are horticulture-related. The grant program is open to public, nonprofit or educational organizations within Summit County; however, only organizations that have not received grants from this program for three years are eligible for this year’s grants.


All projects must be horticulture-related and should incorporate educational elements. Grants will be awarded in the spring and must be used within 12 months of receiving them.

For more information about the application process, please visit or email Karen Petterson at

Application deadline is February 21, 2015.

 Related Upcoming Events & Programs

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden’s 10th annual Sustainability Symposium, Feb. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11030 East Blvd. in Cleveland University’s Circle neighborhood. Pete Nelson, star of Animal Planet and Discovery
    Image courtesy of Cleveland Botanical Garden.

    Image courtesy of Cleveland Botanical Garden.

    Channel’s Treehouse Masters, will serve as the keynote speaker. This year’s focus will be the role that trees play in supporting sustainable forests, communities and home landscapes. Nelson is set to speak on the topic A Different Perspective in the Trees.
    Admission is $115 or $95 for Cleveland Botanical Garden members, which includes garden admission, parking in the attached garage, refreshments, lunch, access to exhibitors and resources and a book signing with Nelson.
    For advanced registration, call 216-721-1600, ext. 100 or visit

  • NARI Home Improvement Show, Jan. 22 through Jan. 25, I-X Center, 1 I-X Center Drive off state Route 237, next to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot of HGTV’s Love it or List It, Too onstage at 1 and 4 p.m. on Jan. 24. Admission is $14; 16 and younger, free. Coupons for $4 off are available at Sherwin-Williams stores; $2 coupons are available at (also visit for more information on show times). Seniors 62 and older, military members and veterans admitted for half price on Jan. 22. Parking $10.
  • Winter Clothing Maintenance Workshop, Jan. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m., Best Bib and Tucker, 127 Mill St., Hartville. Receive lessons and tools on how to de-pill sweaters, fix sweater snags, remove road salt stains and tighten loose coat buttons. Registration $7, call 330-877-3308.
    For more information, visit
  • June-In-January, Jan. 24, 25 and 31, Buchwalter Greenhouse, 6554 Back orrille Road, Green Township near Wooster. Outdoor living show will feature displays, cooking tutorials and how-to seminars. This event is free. Hours vary: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 24 and 31; noon to 4 p.m. on Jan. 25.
    For more information, visit or call 330-669-3489.

We hope you take advantage of these wonderful opportunities and events! Which one will you be attending?

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