Northwest Ohio Gardening Day

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Henry County Fairgrounds; 821 S Perry St. Napoleon, Ohio 43545


Northwest Ohio Gardening Day

Join The Ohio State University Extension – Henry County and Master Gardeners for the first-ever Northwest Ohio Gardening Day. This event will be filled with many gardening topics, speakers, and hands-on demonstrations to help get your garden growing and looking great! Lunch will be provided as well as take-home materials.

DATE: Friday, April 29, 2022

TIME: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.



Henry County Fairgrounds

821 S. Perry St,

Napoleon, OH 43545


COST: $20 (Make Checks Payable to: OSU Extension Henry County & Mail to 104 East Washington Street #302 Napoleon, OH 43545-1660) 



REGISTER BY: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022


Presenters include:

  • Bruce Clevenger, OSUE Defiance County: Planting Trees for Success.
  • Amy Stone, OSUE Lucas County: Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, & More
  • Eric Hite, Four County Career Center: Weeds Diseases & Insects of Trees & Shrubs
  • Reed Johnson, Ohio State University: Backyard Bee Keeping
  • Tom Jenny, OSUE Master Gardener Henry County: Starting Seeds for Your Garden
  • Kenn-Feld / John Deere: Getting the Most From Your Outdoor Power Equipment. “Demos included”


For more information, contact:

Alan Leininger, ANR Educator Henry County;

Sieara Baker, Master Gardener Coordinator Henry County;

104 East Washington Street #302 Napoleon, OH 43545-1660

Phone: 419-592-0806

Schedule of the Day 

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration 

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions 

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Home Bee Keeping (Presenter: Reed Johnson, Associate Professor, OSU Department of Entomology Wooster Campus) 

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Watering Plants, Rain Barrels, and Rain Gardens (Presenter: Amy Stone, OSUE Lucas County

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Weeds, Diseases, and Insects in Trees and Shrubs (Presenter: Eric Hite, Instructor Four County Career Center, Landscape & Greenhouse Technologies)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch at the "Liberty Chapel" 

1:00 PM - 3:50 PM Station Rotations (50 Minutes Each)

Rotation 1: 1:00 PM-1:50 PM 

Rotation 2: 2:00 PM- 2:50 PM

Rotation 3: 3:00 PM- 3:50 PM

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Wrap-up, Evaluations, Equipment Demos

Afternoon Station Rotations

Station 1: Managing Outdoor Power Equipment

                        Presenter: John Deere, Stihl / Kenn-Feld Group


Station 2: Steps to Planting Trees for Success

                        Presenter: Bruce Clevenger OSUE Defiance County


Station 3: Starting Plants from Seed Using Cold Frames

Presenter: Tom Jenny OSUE Henry County Master Gardener