Tuesdays March 5, April 2, and April 30, 2019

Registration & Breakfast: 9:30 to 10 AM     

Program: 10 AM to 12:15 PM


Independence Library 
6361 Selig Drive
Independence, OH 44131

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Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County



2019 Breakfast Gardening Series

It is time for the Master Gardener Breakfast Gardening Series !

We have three programs each with delicious breakfasts, two interesting horticulture speakers, door prizes and a special plant to take home.

Tuesdays March 5, April 2, and April 30, 2019

9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

This is our third year and we have a blending of new topics and also the return of educators with outstanding reviews in the past.

There is something for everyone so Master Gardeners and community members with an interest in gardening will find these programs something special as they prepare for gardening in 2019.

Join us for the series at a discount or sign up for individual programs.

Each Individual Program is $17.00 each

Sign up for the series of all 3 programs for $45.00 !!

We hope to see many of our program participants from the past as well as new people.

Master Gardeners receive 2 Continuing Education Credits for each program. 

Tuesday March 5, 2019  -- 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

 "Theme Gardens for Pollinators"

by Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Honey Bee and Native Pollinator Education Department of Entomology/Extension

Gardens for pollinators can be just as unique as the individual gardener. No matter your passion, plants and features can be selected to create habitat that benefits pollinators. This session focuses on practical steps you can take to create or enhance habitat, including plant selection and simple design elements.

 "Meet the Crucifers"

by Angela Bucciere and Eddie Stolarski, Wellness Consultants, Heinen’s

Angela Bucciere and Eddie Stolarski will introduce various vegetables from the diverse and important cruciferous family and explain the myriad health benefits of consuming them daily. They also discuss creative ways to incorporate this unique veggie family into your diet and offer samples.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 -- 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

"Vacant Lot Becomes Canvas for Plant Dyes"

by Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director, Praxis Fiber Workshop

A vacant suburban lot in North Collinwood is blossoming into the Praxis Natural Dye Garden, whose plants will produce natural dyes for use by artists at the nearby Praxis Fiber Workshop. Indigo is the main crop; madder, marigolds and weld are also grown in cooperation with the Cleveland Seed Bank.


"Rain Gardens"

by Amy Roskilly, Master Gardener Volunteer, Cuyahoga County and Conservation Education Program Manager, Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District

Rain gardens are attractive, landscaped areas planted with perennial native plants which don’t mind getting 'wet feet.' They are beautiful gardens, built in depressions, which are designed to capture and filter stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces around the home, such as rooftops and driveways.


Tuesday April 30, 2019 -- 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

"The Modern Perennial Cut Garden"

by Jacqueline Kowalski, Extension Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Summit County

Cut flowers bring calm and joy to our lives. This presentation will discuss variety selection, maintenance and harvest of perennial cut gardens in order for you to enjoy fresh flowers year round.

"Pruning 101 for Trees and Shrubs"

by Dave Gilronan, Master Gardener Volunteer, Cuyahoga County Extension

To cut or not to cut? Even if you know little or nothing about pruning, this session emphasizes the basics and will help you determine when, how, where and why to prune.