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Helpful Links to Growing food in your community:

Stark County Master Gardener Volunteers 

     Free Information Line:  Call 234-348-6001 or email  

Check out the GardenStark blog site -Your one-stop shop for all things food gardening in Stark County! April is the national gardening month and there's no better time to learn more about planting a garden and preserving your harvest. OSU Extension Stark County and the Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Program are here to help you have a successful growing season. 

Check out the gardenSTARK site for educational resource materials, services, programs, and community events at:


Growing in Containers:

     Container Gardening

Growing in the Garden:











Safe Handling of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Gardening with Physical Limitations


      Proper Calibration and Operation of Backpack and Hand Can Sprayers

      How Much Chemical Product Do I Need to Add to My Sprayer Tank?

Gardening in Michigan information includes:

     Garden Planning Calendar

     Container Gardening for Vegetables and Herbs

     Caring for your soil tip sheet

     Garden Planning Tip Sheet

     How to plant vegetables Tip Sheet

     Starting Seeds

     Smart Watering

     Identifying Issues in your Garden

     Vegetable Harvest