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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 by Al Bishop.

2016 Convention Coverage

The 2016 OAGC Convention was held June 6-8 at the Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center near Mt. Sterling, Ohio. Below are just some of the photos taken at convention by Vicki Ferguson.

To see all the photos taken by convention photographer Jan Harmon, CLICK HEREYou will be directed off-site to a Google photo album.

Convention garden tour spotlight

Derby Junior Garden Club Impresses OAGC Members

contributed by Ken Jungeberg

Like other destinations on the 2016 OAGC Convention Garden Tour, Stop #2 had some beautiful, unique and interesting gardens to view.  But this stop boasted something none of the others could – it was all created and presented by junior gardeners, members of the Derby Junior Garden Club in Region 9.

OAGC visitors at the Derby Junior Garden Club gardens. Note that the signs on each garden box indicate the private/corporate sponsor for that box.
OAGC visitors at the Derby Junior Garden Club gardens. Note that the signs on each garden box indicate the private/corporate sponsor for that box.

These young gardeners, ages 4 to 18, under the adult supervision of Derby Garden Club (Region 9) members and other community volunteers plant and maintain their own vegetable and flower gardens at the local township hall in Derby, Ohio.

Advisor Mary Ann Core with a group of Junior Gardeners.
Advisor Mary Ann Core with a group of Junior Gardeners.

They meet once a week during the growing season to tend the gardens and get practical experience in preparing the vegetables and presenting the flowers.  Garden tour visitors not only got to inspect the gardens but were also treated to kale chips, spinach pizza and strawberry punch made from the garden bounty.

Bette Jungeberg from Liberty Garden Club receives a tour from two junior gardeners. In addition to the group garden boxes each gardener has their own colorful “tire garden”.
Bette Jungeberg from Liberty Garden Club (Reg. 4) receives a tour from two junior gardeners. In addition to the group garden boxes each gardener has their own colorful “tire garden”.

And even more impressive than the gardens were the junior gardeners themselves.  These kids were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and in full