771 E. Main Street, Newark, OH 43055


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

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)



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.