771 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055

(740)670-5322

Empowering others with researched-based gardening information

Empowering others with researched-based gardening information

Empowering others with researched-based gardening informationEmpowering others with researched-based gardening information
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Become part of our amazing and hardworking team today!

About Us

Growing Community

 Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing our own Learning Gardens located behind the Agriculture Center on East Main Street in Newark. 

Good for Everyone - Our initiatives


  • Integrated pest management (focuses on teaching and demonstrating IPM techniques in the garden and landscape)
  • Invasive species (focuses on teaching our clientele about the potential damage that invasive species might cause to the environment, and managing/eradicating invasive species)
  • Backyard and local foods (focuses on community gardens, local food councils/policies, urban agriculture/farms, and teaching and demonstrating how to grow vegetables)
  • Environmental horticulture (focuses on a wide variety of horticulture programs including storm water management, rain gardens, good plant selection practices, demonstration gardens, and more)

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Our Mission

Ohio Master Gardener Volunteers are Ohio State University trained volunteers empowered to educate others with timely, research-based gardening information.


Our Vision

The OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a premier statewide network of volunteer education and leadership development: as well as a consumer horticulture education delivery system that maximizes human, material, and natural resources, and values teamwork and excellence in educational programming.