Virtual Convention, August 2021

Virtual OAGC 2021 Convention


Since the pandemic is preventing us from safely meeting in person for the OAGC 2021 Convention, we have developed a virtual experience. The programs will be valuable for the inexperienced gardener, Master Gardener, and everyone in between. Sessions will be enjoyable for all those already hooked on gardening and might even inspire someone to establish their very first garden! Our convention will be conducted the second Thursday and Friday evenings of June, July, and August. All sessions feature a speaker; Thursday sessions begin with a fun-filled “Happy Hour” including games, awards and door prizes. Everyone registered will be eligible to win, but must be virtually present when their name is drawn. The entire schedule is listed below.

Paid registrants can view a recording of all the lectures except “Success with Vegetables” on for two weeks following its presentation. All six sessions are included for one flat fee. Anyone planning to attend the live sessions or view recordings should register using the form below.

Whether your garden consists of a single pot or extends to an acre, may it bring you great joy.

Let’s garden!

Jean Jankowski
OAGC President


5:40 – 5:55 pm Sign In

6:00 – 7:00 pm HAPPY HOUR (Games, Door Prizes* & Awards**)
* Must be in attendance during Happy Hour to win
** Citation, Service, Daisy Sticksel Conservation, and Scholarships

Laura Deeter
Laura Deeter

7:05 pm Soil Science Simplified Laura Deeter
Dirt is under your fingernails. Soil is the living substrate supporting all kinds of life and not just our plants. And while the chemistry, physics, and microbiology can get complicated, it doesn’t have to be! Gardeners can learn much through a few simple home tests and some basics. It’s not overwhelming; it’s soil science, simplified!

Laura Deeter received her PhD in horticulture from The Ohio State University after studying road-salt tolerance in herbaceous perennials under Dr. Steve Still. She is currently a Full Professor of Horticulture at Ohio State ATI in Wooster, OH teaching a multitude of horticulture classes including: Woody and Herbaceous Plant Identification, Landscape Design, Sustainable Landscaping, Plant Health Management, Landscape Construction, and Ecology, to name a few. She was awarded the ATI Distinguished Teaching Award twice, the OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Perennial Plant Association Teaching Award the American Horticulture Society Teaching Award, and the Perennial Plant Association Service Award. She travels extensively around the country speaking on a variety of topics ranging from taxonomy and nomenclature to shade gardens, design, color, and specialty gardens and plants. At home she gardens on her tenth of an acre with her hubby, three dogs, 100 pink flamingos and counts her 300+ species of perennials as dear friends.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13 AT 7:00 pm

6:40 – 6:55 pm Sign In

Jared Hughes
Jared Hughes

7:00 pm Houseplants Galore Jared Hughes

Jared Hughes and his wife Liz own and operate Groovy Plants Ranch, a family-owned greenhouse located just north of Columbus, Ohio. They have a huge passion for plants and strive to provide unique and intriguing botanical oddities from around the world. They propagate and grow a large portion of their offerings.


Complete the form below to register and pay online -or- register by mail.

Registration by mail: Complete and print form; mail with check/money order payable to OAGC, Inc. to:
Karen Feltham, Convention Registrar, 4960 County Rd. 20, Rushsylvania, OH 43347-9749

All events will be held virtually via Zoom.

A link will be sent the morning of each event.

Cost is $30 per member for all sessions; $40 for non-members

YOU have the option of attending to suit your desires with no price break for non-attendance of all sessions since expenses such as speaker fees are still incurred. If viewing with a group, we ask that all attendees register and pay. We appreciate your understanding.


To guarantee all paid registrants receive the Zoom link in time for the program, registration closes 48 hours before each event and registrations received after that date, will only be accepted for remaining convention events. Please send your registration in early enough to be included in the events you would like to attend.

Session Dates and Times:

June 10, 2021 – 6:00 pm
June 11, 2021 – 7:00 pm
July 8, 2021 – 6:00 pm
July 9, 2021 – 7:00 pm
August 12, 2021 – 6:00 pm
August 13, 2021 – 7:00 pm
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Hourly Schedule

Thursday Schedule

5:40 PM - 5:55 PM
Sign In
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Happy Hour
Games, Door Prizes and Awards
7:05 PM -
Soil Science Simplified
with Laura Deeter

Friday Schedule

6:00 PM - 6:55 PM
Sign In
7:00 PM -
Houseplants Galore
with Jared Hughes


Aug 12 - 13 2021


5:40 pm


Via Zoom

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