Ohio State University Extension Clermont County hosted the 20th Annual Southwest Ohio Perennial School April 10 at the Clermont County Fairground’s 4-H Hall.
The event, attended by 122 guests, centered on five educational presentations with a tradeshow featuring regional vendors and gardening organizations.
Ohio State Representative Doug Green presented Clermont Extension’s Agriculture and Natural Resource Educator Gigi Neal with an accommodation in honor of the event’s 20th year.
This year’s educational topics included EcOhio Wetland Restoration with Brian Jorg of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden; Survivor Perennial Island with Pat Greeson of Natorps; Beneficial Insects: A Valuable Option with Carrie Taylor of Maysville Community and Technical College; Horticulture Therapy with Clermont County Master Gardener Emeritus Jan Doherty; and Native Perennials: Adding Life to Your Garden with Sue Ellen Campbell, Clermont County Master Gardener.
Twelve vendors participated in the tradeshow: Clermont County Master Gardeners, Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District, B.C. Nursery, Valley of the Daylilies, Clermont County Farm Bureau, Costco Wholesale, Greater Cincinnati Wild Ones Chapter, Sycamore Farm Herbs & Crafts, Log Cabin Herb Society, Herbs & Such Enthusiasts, The Flower Bed, and Bethel Feed & Supply.
The 21st Annual Southwest Ohio Perennial School is scheduled for April 9, 2015.
Clermont Extension is a non-formal education branch of OSU. The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development.
To learn more about Clermont Extension’s programming, please visit http://clermont.osu.edu.