16th Annual “Spring Fever” Home Gardening Symposium

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Spring is right around the corner and one local group is preparing the community with some gardening tips and tricks.

The Muskingum Valley Garden Society is getting ready to host their 16th annual “Spring Fever” Home Gardening Symposium. Volunteer Coordinator Darlene Turner said there will be master gardeners and speakers at the event advising those who attend.

“We have some people coming from the University of Tennessee, her name is Carol Reese, she is an extension agent and she’ll be discussing sex in the garden and your walks will never be the same. We have a gentleman from NC State, Mark Weathington. Mark will be talking about being a slave to your garden and how to make gardening easier here. He talks about being a lazy gardener and Mark has been a world traveler, he’s bringing a lot of plants and stuff that he’s seen from different parts of the world to your backyard,” Turner said.

The Executive Director of Ohio Nature Education and Zanesville’s very own Manon VanSchoyck will be speaking at the event as well. Turner said the event will be full of enthusiasm and getting ready for the Spring.

“I think it’s a wonderful way to bring your Spring enthusiasm here to your backyard. It’s a high educational facility here, we do this every spring. It’s about a seven-hour program and it’s just a great way to get your juices up if you’re gardening here and also to support our vendors here in the community and our education program. That’s what we’re all about,” Turner said.

The event is on Saturday, March 2nd at Ohio University Zanesville from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. If you are interested in attending the event tickets are available for $30 on the Muskingum Valley Garden Society website or $40 at the door on the day of the event.

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