The master gardeners will organize a training event

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Kathy berryhill
Creek County Master Gardener

Creek County Master Gardeners will be hosting a free event on Saturday, November 13, 2021. This event will take place at the Sapulpa Public Library starting at 10:30 am at Frank Hall. After a short MG business meeting, a guest speaker from Up With Trees will give a talk on keeping trees in the landscape. Guests will receive a gardening bag with fall gardening literature and refreshments will be served. The event is free, but guests are asked to register by sending an email to [email protected]

Like other gardeners, a large part of the fall job for master gardeners is preparing their plants for the colder temperatures to come. But in addition to outside work, Creek County Master Gardeners will continue to participate in community service and receive up-to-date, research-based information through speakers and videos. CCGs volunteer year round in community service and continuing education, while meeting and working with people who love gardening. These activities help the Master Gardener program which was developed to help OSU extension educators impart their knowledge and expertise to the public.

Master Gardener graduates 2019

Have you ever thought about learning more about growing plants or wondering what it would take to become a Creek County Master Gardener? Individuals residing in Creek County with an interest in gardening, continuing education, and volunteer service are potential candidates for the program. No prior formal training is necessary.

Due to the recent pandemic, Creek County Master Gardener training courses have not been held since 2019. However, a new MG training course has been scheduled for the week of February 7-11, 2022. Classes will be held at OSU Extension Center located at the Creek County Fairgrounds from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Classroom training will be coordinated by Olivia Tootheman, with assistance from state extension specialists located at OSU. If you want to take the program but can’t attend in person, a new stream will allow participants to take the training virtually. Applications are available by calling Olivia Toothman at (918) 224 2192.

The components of the training include learning how to grow and care for many plants. Topics on soil composition, fertilization, insects and disease control are included. Although this is a hands-on and in-depth training program, assistance is provided to those enrolled in the program so that they are ready to complete the course. After becoming MGs, participants will work with other MGs to share knowledge in the community and work with other MGs by volunteering for projects and events. The Creek County Master Gardeners attend monthly meetings. Ongoing activities include our demonstration garden at the OSU Extension Center, the MG plant sale in the spring, the MG Garden tour in the summer, a booth at the Route 66 Festival and the Creek County Fair and projects such as the care of Chief Sapulpa cemetery.

Whether you have an interest in becoming a master gardener or not, time spent with friends and gaining some gardening knowledge is always well spent! We hope you will join us on November 13e MG event!

Good gardening


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