In mid-May, elementary schools around the county released Painted Lady butterflies they raised from larvae in the classroom. The Master Gardener Volunteers provide larvae each year to every 2nd grade class in the county through sponsorships from local businesses.
It seems like the weather went straight from winter to summer this year. Plants went from dormant to green in the blink of an eye. The Master Gardener Volunteers have already been busy helping homeowners improve their gardens through seminars and the helpline.
Land is an important investment. One that is often passed down through generations. Farmland needs to be monitored and cared for to maintain the value and sustainability if it is to be enjoyed and profitable for future generations. Nearly 50% of landowners in Ohio are female.