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Our mission is to enhance the community through gardening and landscaping, public and private; and to promote horticultural education.

14th Annual "Spring Fever" Home Gardening Symposium

This annual event is held the first Saturday in March at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus in the Campus Center.  The event features nationally known speakers and educators on such topics as container gardening, vegetable gardening, organic gardening, lawn care, tree care, water gardening and much more.  A continental breakfast and full buffet lunch are included. Seating is limited so pre-register today. Pre-registration is $25.00 per person.  Registration at the door is $30.00.

Mark A. Miller

Mark A. Miller is the Outreach Education Manager at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. He received a B.S. in Horticulture, M.S. in Agricultural Education and Ph.D. in Environmental Education from The Ohio State University. His research focus is concerned with providing environmental education through plant-based programming and children’s gardening, and identifying essential elements of children’s gardens. Mark has worked in a wide diversity of positions over 30+ years, including the U.S. Peace Corps, nursery and landscape design firms, Cooperative Extension, the non-profit arena (including the American Horticultural Society), web-based education providers, colleges/universities and public gardens. He is the author, contributor or editor of a number of published works, and has served as a consultant with varied institutions, organizations and companies.