The horticulture program in Clark County is staffed by Horticulture Educator/County Extension Co-Director, Pam Bennett; Program Assistant Janet Wasko Myers; Office Associate, Jo Brown; Office Assistant Kathy McConkey; Eric Roberts, Program Assistant for SEEDS Community Garden program; and 125 Master Gardener volunteers. In 2015, the former Gateway Learning Garden (which includes field trials of annuals, a turf research plot, phenology garden, herb garden, heritage vegetable garden, children’s garden, victory garden, and mixed border perennial displays for both shade and sun) was relocated to the former Snyder Park Golf Course, now called the Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum.
Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) answer gardening questions throughout the growing season on the Master Gardener Volunteer HelpLine. Additionally, volunteers work with the SEEDS Community Garden program to support 25 community gardens and the MGV Victory Garden. Staff also assists with commercial horticulture production questions.
Our goal is to extend information from the university to the public in the area of horticulture and its related fields, including growing and pest management so that gardeners and commercial producers alike can be more efficient in growing plants, and be mindful of environmental stewardship.