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Our mission is to enhance the community through gardening and landscaping, public and private; and to promote horticultural education.

12th Annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium

This annual event is held the first Saturday in March at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus in the Campus Center.  The event features nationally known speakers and educators on such topics as container gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more.  A continental breakfast and full buffet lunch are included. Seating is limited so pre-register today. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person.  Registration at the door is $30.00.

“Mastering the Art of Slow Gardening!”

Felder Rushing is a 10th-generation American gardener whose pioneer ancestors started settling the Southeast in the 1630s. The retired Extension Horticulturist has been a distinctly non-stuffy board member of the American Horticulture Society and National Director of the Garden Writers Association. Felder has been featured three times in the New York Times, and was named by Southern Living Magazine as one of 25 people most likely to change the South. The syndicated columnist, who gardens part time in a celebrated quirky Mississippi cottage and part time in northern England, has written or co-authored 18 books, hosts a weekly NPR garden program, and has written and photographed for countless magazines, including Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Garden Design, Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Better Homes and Gardens, and the National Geographic. Believing that too many horticulturists make gardening unduly complicated ("We are daunted, not dumb" he says), Felder delivers his message using offbeat humor, down-home wit, and stunning photography.