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Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


2024 Day of Education for Chadwick Volunteers

 The Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers & Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens Present:

Day of Education 2024


Agenda: (Please click on each speaker's name for more information about their work)

7:30 - 8:30am: Registration and Networking

8:30 - 9:00 am: Opening Remarks -  Dr. Laura Deeter, Director of Chadwick Arboretum and Mike Hogan, Extension Educator and Associate Professor, OSU Extension

9:00 - 10:15am: How to Downsize your Property and Grow more Plants than Ever!Dr. Denise AdamsPlant Historian, Researcher and Author - See Denise's Handout Here

10:15  - 10:30am: Break   

10:30 - 11:45am: Gardens of Good IntentionsJohn Cardina, Professor, Author of Lives of Weeds: Opportunism, Resistance, Folly - See John's Slides here 


11:45am - 12:30pm: Catered lunch by The Berwick including vegetarian and gluten-free options
 Zero-Waste Lunch Notes: Along with composting all of our food scraps, we have partnered with The Ohio State University Dining Services to provide us with the red "Zero Waste Toolkits" that include plates, cutlery, and cups. Please be careful not to throw away any of these items, including cutlery, and place in the black crates. 


12:30 - 1:00pm: Pollinator Plant by NumberDenise Ellsworth, Pollinator Education Program Director at The Ohio State University Extension - See Denise's slides here

1:00  - 2:15pm: Gardening as an Act of Climate Change ResilienceJason Cervenac, Education & Outreach Director, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center - See Jason's Slides here

2:15 - 2:30pm: Break    

2:30 – 3:45pm: The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry: Dealing with Wildlife Conflict Marne Titchenell, OSU Extension Wildlife Program Director - See Marne's slides here

3:45 - 4:00 pm: Wrap Up and Evaluations. Please complete your evaluation here.