Welcome to Mens Garden Club of Youngstown Ohio


The 15th Annual Men’s Garden Club Winter Seminar

Febuary 15, 2020

 7:45 - 8:45   Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Basket Raffle Ticket Sales

  Theme: “ Gardens  Aplenty in 2020 “

Where: Mill Creek Park Davis Center

Registration starts 1-2-2020


Our Speakers 

Dave Shetlar PhD, professor of entomology at OSU College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, aka the “Bug Doc”.   Dave has a BS and MS in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a PhD from Penn State. He will speak about:  “Garden Bugs: the Good Bad and the Ugly”.

www.entomology.osu.edu    Click on “emeritus faculty”.

Laura Deeter PhD, professor of horticulture technology at Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute, aka the “Garden Hoe”.  Laura is the 2018 recipient of the Educator of the Year award presented by Instructure. She is the author of the book “The Complete Guide to Perennials”, as well as many, scholarly articles.  She is a very frequent and popular presenter at seminars. She will speak about “Hortus Mustus”, or: must have plants.


George Weigel is a garden writer, speaker, and horticulturalist from the Pittsburgh area.  He has authored a pair of Pennsylvania-targeted books; and is best-known for his long-standing gardening column in the Patriot News, a Harrisburg newspaper.  He will be speaking about his garden failures.


Kirsten Kurtz is the manager of the Cornell University Soil Lab.  She has more than 8 years of experience working with soil assessments.   She is also a soil artist; and will present a demonstration of her art. Her presentation will focus on soil science, but will also be accessible to the ordinary home gardener.


Books authored by speakers will be available for sale at the seminar

The Winter Seminar is cosponsored by Mill Creek MetroParks and held at Fellows Riverside Garden, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.  

Attached is the registration form.  Please return as soon as possible---seating is limited.  

For more information, go to the Winter Seminar site (https://mgcy.org/winter-seminar)

or call Dan Miller (330)-540-0954  mgcy.tech@gmail.com

                     Paul Iden    (330)-360-6086 paul.iden@gmail.com     

We are very excited about this year’s seminar and expect it to be a sellout.  Please register early, and feel free to share this email with a friend!  

Tom Arens (330-402-2700) mansell713@sbcgloal.net