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Full Service Garden and Homesteading Organization Takes Root in Pittsburgh

Food Supply Concerns Motivate Female Entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh to Help Families Grow Life-Sustaining Gardens Pittsburgh, PA: Root Cause, a full service garden and homesteading organization, has been founded in Pittsburgh. Founded in part by internationally known rapper, singer, activist and entrepreneur Kellee Maize, Root Cause is supported by a group of 20 other female entrepreneurs. …

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COVID-19 Cancellations

Like the rest of the world OAGC is faced with difficult situations regarding the health and safety of our members and their communities. The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has canceled many events around Ohio, the United States and the world, in hopes of halting the spread and severity of the illness caused by …

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The Importance of Using Native Plants in Your Landscape

by Victor Wang It may be tempting to surround your home with exotic or show-stopping plants, but those plants come with risk and responsibility. Your landscape should complement all aspects of your home’s exterior. Using native plants has many benefits, not only for the environment but also for the time you spend working outdoors. Low …

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2017 Convention

The 2017 OAGC Convention used the theme, “Keeping America Beautiful” and was held at the Columbus Marriott Northwest June 13-15, 2017. More details will be noted in the 2017 Oct-Nov-Dec issue of The Garden Path. Photographers: Vicki Ferguson and Al Bishop. Enjoy! The following photos were taken by Vicki Ferguson. The following photos were taken …

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2016 Philadelphia Flower Show

The Philadelphia Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Started in 1829, the show featured new plant varieties, garden and design concepts, and organic and sustainable practices. In addition to the major garden displays, the Flower Show …

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Tips for Exhibiting at a Flower Show

by Jo Ann Graham, OAGC Accredited Judge and past State President As an accredited Ohio Association of Garden Clubs Flower Show Judge I am often asked what I look for when I judge a horticulture or artistic flower show. The first thing I look for when starting to judge horticulture or artistic classes is: has the …

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Johnny Appleseed Highway

John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who had a vision of making the wilderness fruitful. With his bag of appleseeds, herbs and sometimes evergreen seedlings, he traveled down the Ohio River trails, up the Muskingum, back and forth, through the central part of Ohio, and finally to Indiana …

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