July 23, 2014

OWENS TO HOST NORTHWEST OHIO GREEN INDUSTRY SUMMER SESSION

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, July 23, 2014 – Area residents and business professionals within the landscape, garden center, tree care and turf industry interested in expanding their knowledge about horticulture are invited to attend the 2014 Northwest Ohio Green Industry Summer Session at Owens Community College on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Presented by Owens Community College in conjunction with The Ohio State University Extension/ABE Center in Bowling Green, workshop will occur from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The event is open to the public.

The regional workshop will feature various presentations on insects and pesticides, tree and plant care, turf and landscape topics by industry professionals from The Ohio State Extension, Owens Community College and keynote speaker Matthew Ross, continuing education coordinator at Longwood Garden.

Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from three concurrent tracks of 12 different presentations on topics such as managing wildlife conflict in the landscape, integrating natives into your veggie garden, underutilized woody shrubs, and what’s new in herbaceious perennials.

Continuing education credits (CEU) will be available from OCNT, ISA and ODA for all sessions that qualify. All sessions count as CEU for Master Gardener Volunteers and Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists.

The workshop registration fee is $25 (onsite registration is $30). For additional information or to register, call (419) 354-6916 or (567) 661-7623.