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    • Wednesday, June 05, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wahkeena Nature Preserve, 2200 Pump Station Rd., Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155
     
     

    Junior Gardener's 

    Day Out

    Wednesday, June 5, 2024, 10:00-3:00

    At Wahkeena Nature Preserve

                                                                                                                                              2200 Pump Station Rd Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155


     

    There is always something new to discover at Wahkeena!

                                                                                                                     A group of people standing in a cave Description automatically generated                             A bird on a nest in a lake Description automatically generated                                A group of people walking up stairs in the woods Description automatically generated                                                     

    About Wahkeena Nature Preserve 

    In 1931 Dr. Frank Warner of Columbus gave his new bride, Carmen Hambleton, an unusual wedding gift 94 acres of old farmland in southern Fairfield County.  Mrs. Carmen Hambleton Warner named the property “Wahkeena”.  Come and experience these incredible natural habitats, an informative nature center, and numerous gathering spaces for people to come together and experience the beauty and wonder of the natural world.

    What’s Happening on June 5th:

    Junior Gardeners can look forward to:

    • Learning about the Hocking Hills region

    • Visiting the nature center to learn about the area wildlife and native plants

    • Walking trails and a floating boardwalk loop


    Registration Information:

    Contact Robin Rick to register at oagcjunior@gmail.com

    Deadline for Registration is May 31, 2024. All OAGC Junior gardeners and junior individual members are invited to join this event. There is no charge to attend just bring a sack lunch, bottled water will be provided.  Juniors must be accompanied by a parent or other adult, one adult for multiple juniors is fine.  Permission forms may be obtained from Robin Rick. Each junior must give their leader a permission form completed and signed by their parent. For more information, contact Robin Rick at oagcjunior@gmail.com  We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
    • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

     

    Ohio Association of Garden Clubs

    2024 Convention 

    Flower Show ~ Horticulture

    August 26-28, 2024


    Full show schedule and information can be found on the Horticulture Department page HERE


    Photography and filming activities may be conducted during OAGC events, and attendees or personal property may appear in resulting photographic pictures or video and may be used in printed or
    digital publications, social media, advertising, or other OAGC activities. Participation in the OAGC event constitutes permission and consent for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs to use the resulting photographs and video for any purpose without payment or acknowledgement. Additionally, persons who participate in an OAGC event assume all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to
    property.

    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
    • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge
    • Monday, August 26, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maumee Bay State Park Lodge, Oregon, Ohio
    • 277
    Register


    2024 OAGC Convention

    Maumee Bay State Park Lodge

    1750 State Park Road #2, Oregon, Ohio

    Our location for our annual celebration is Maumee Bay State Park Lodge. It is almost 2000 acres of water, wetlands, and wildlife. Sitting on the Northwest basin of Lake Erie, Maumee Bay boasts views of both the Michigan and Ohio coastline. The newly remodeled Nature Center sits beside a 2-mile ADA accessible boardwalk that traverses through the marsh. A beach (lake and inland), marina, golf course and pool are just some of the many things to do! There are many activities to enjoy at the Lodge so come early or stay late! Check out https://www.maumeebaylodge.com/recreation

    Our convention will have many educational break out sessions. Each 45 minute time slot will have 3-5 choices with a limit of about 30 attendees for each. Tickets for the sessions will be available first come first serve at the beginning of each day. See the mini schedule below for topics. Schedule is subject to change so check here for the latest information. Some hands-on sessions will be offered with an additional cost of $5 each. These are also limited to 25 participants. Please sign up for these on your registration form.

    Monday - Basic Floral design classes at 10:30am, improve your understanding of the essentials and Potting around - Clay pot painting at 4:30pm.

    Tuesday - Relieve your “Tension” tray weaving at 9:30am. Create an 8” trivet with only reeds. High Magnification, Low Cost: Macro Garden Photography on a Budget with Danae Wolfe at 3:30pm. She will show you how to use your Smartphone to take great photos. Wine and Design with Joy Strine-Sprang at 7:30pm. This design study session, “How to incorporate the little things”, including some leaf manipulation.

    Tuesday - Lighthouse Boat tours - $40. The Toledo Harbor Preservation Society will offer about one hour tours around the Toledo Harbor lighthouse for $40. Tours will be available 9:30am, 10:30am, 3&4pm. Other times added if needed. Limited availability. About 6 people per boat. (weather permitting. If canceled, you will be reimbursed). Please sign up and pay for this on your registration so we may plan for enough boats. Sign up for a time upon arrival at the OAGC registration desk.

    Keynote Sessions are in the Ballroom are each day. Monday at 1:30PM will be OAGC Artistic design oral judging. Tuesday’s presentation at 2PM is about the little things we take for granted. Danae Wolfe, author, photographer https://www.chasingbugs.com/ will enlighten us with “Backyard Stewardship for Beginners: Protecting our Littlest Neighbors”. Did you know that Northwest Ohio is the Capital of Warblers?! Rob Swindell, president of Black River Audubon Society https://www.blackriveraudubon.org/ will present “Wonders of Warblers” on Wednesday at 1:30PM. We will be honoring award and contest winners throughout the 3 days. Wednesday breakfast will honor our past and present leaders.

    We have up to 23 vendor tables to offer so plan on spending! If you know someone who would like to be a vendor, please contact Carol Lemle lcarol@embarqmail.com .

    Join in with some optional activities during the evenings and have some fun!

    OAGC believes “It’s the Little Things” that make membership such a gratifying experience!

    2024 OAGC Convention Mini Schedule

    *subject to change as sessions are added. Registration and session tickets available at 8am each morning

     Monday August 26, 2024
     Time Event 
     9 am-1 pm Flower Show Entries 
    10:30 am 

     Sessions-shrub roses, attract/discourage wildlife,

    basic design hands-on, preregister $5

     11:30 am-12:30 pm         

     Brunch - assorted breakfast items

    with chicken & waffles, pot roast, ham,

    & blueberry French toast

    1 pm  Opening & Welcome 
    1:30 pm 

    Ballroom - Artist open oral judging

    closed Horticulture judging 

    3:30 pm 

    Sessions - Q&A with judges,

    Life on the lake and more 

    4:30 pm 

    Sessions - Life on the Lake,

    Q&A with Horticulture judges,

    Herb growing & preserving, 

    Attract/discourage wildlife,

    Wander & Walk Tree ID

    5:30 pm  Free Time 
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  Banquet - Pork Tenderloin 
    7:15 pm - 8:00 pm 

    Awards - Faye Collins, Gladys Thomas,

    Artistic BOS, judges recognized,

    announce raffle winners 

    8 pm 

    Optional activities: 

    Succulent terrarium hands-on

    preregister - $5 

    Tuesday  August 27, 2024 
    9 am  Horticulture Show Awards 
    9:30 am - 5:00 pm 

    Pre-register $40 Lighthouse Boat Tour

    one hour, small boat(s) of 6 

    9:30 am 

    Sessions - Zoological horticulture,

    judging forms, plant disease and more

    Pressed flower plaque hands-on

    Preregister - $5 

    10:30 am 

    Sessions - Zoological horticulture,

    wellness gardening, plant disease, &

    Relieve your 'Tension'

    Tray Weaving hands-on, preregister $5 

     noon - 1 pm

    Brunch - assorted breakfast items,

    glazed ham, lemon chicken,

    blueberry French toast 

    1 pm - 2 pm Liaison Updates 
    2 pm 

    Ballroom - Danae Wolfe: Backyard

    Stewardship for Beginners: Protecting

    Our Littlest Neighbors 

     3 pm

    Sessions - evergreens, wellness 

    gardening, mushrooms 

    3 pm - 5:15 pm 

    Sessions - Kayaking & invertebrates,

    limit 15 attendees per 45 minutes 

    3:30 pm 

    Hands-on Session - Danae Wolfe - 

    High Magnification, Low Cost: Macro

    Garden Photography on a Budget -

    preregister $5 

     4 pm

    Sessions - evergreens, prairie growing,

    mushrooms 

     5 pm Meet & Greet 
    6 pm - 7 pm 

    Tony Packo's restaurant buffet with

    8+ of their specialty items

    Honor veterans, dress as your favorite

    M*A*S*H* character 

     7 pm

    Awards & More: Daisy Sticksel,

    Beautification, Citation,

    Service, Membership, life members,

    announce raffle winners

     7:30 pm

    Wine & Design: Make & Take

    preregister $5

    Optional evening activities 

     Wednesday August 28, 2024 
     8 am - 9 am

    Honor Breakfast - recognize past

    presidents, counselors, board

    members, & state chairs 

     9:30 am

    Sessions - climate change,

    microgreens, native seeds 

    10:30 am 

    Sessions - commercial cover crops &

    composting, microgreens, native

    seeds, hydroponics 

     Noon - 1 pm Lunch - Potato Bar 
    1 pm 

    Foundation - recognize scholarship

    winners, patrons, quilt raffle winner,

    People's Choice award winner 

     1:30 pm

    Ballroom - Rob Swindell, Black River

    Audubon Society, "Wonders of

    Warblers" 

    2:30 pm  Installation of 2024-2026 Officers 
    3 pm 

    Announce 50/50 winner,

    2025 Convention

    Adjourn 

       


    No refunds after August 10, 2024. 

    Registration fees are not refundable.

    Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-282-7275. 

    Our Block Code is #1094RU for reduced rates available until July 10, 2024 or until rooms are filled.

    One king bed or two queen beds rooms are $159+taxes per night. There are only 2- four bedroom cottages held for $375 per night.  One night deposit holds your reservation.


    Maumee Bay Lodge & Conference Center




Photography and filming activities may be conducted during OAGC events, and attendees or personal property may appear in resulting photographic pictures or video and may be used in printed or digital publications, social media, advertising, or other OAGC activities. Participation in the OAGC event constitutes permission and consent for the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs to use the resulting photographs and video for any purpose without payment or acknowledgement. Additionally, persons who participate in an OAGC event assume all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to property.

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