The 9th annual Raising Richland Summit was held on March 7, 2019 @ 5pm. The event was well attended with informative speakers, and vendors of interest to all levels of gardening enthusiasts.
The first speaker of the evening was Kip Curtis, Ohio State University Professor of Environmental History and Studies with a research and teaching foci on mining, environmental ideas and food systems. Curtis is the Principal Investigator in a community-led food system intervention project in Mansfield, Ohio, and he shared the basics of this urban micro-farming initiative.
The second speaker was Pam Bennett, Ohio State University Associate Professor and Horticulture Educator for the OSU Extension in Clark County. Bennett is also the Program Director of the State Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Her presentation was entitled “Common Sense Gardening”
The Children’s portion of the program was a great success again this year, where through hands on activities, students learned the basics of flowers.
We hope you can join us next year for the 10th anniversary summit on March 12, 2020 at Kingwood Center Gardens.
Thanks to all our partners, supporters, and vendors: Alta Florist & Greenhouse, BeeOlogy, City of Mansfield Parks and Recreation Department, Community Gardeners in the Raising Richland Network, the Entrepreneur’s Kitchen, the Friends of the Mansfield Parks, Gorman Nature Center, Kingwood Center Gardens, Lasercraft Enterprises Stained Glass Studio, Mansfield Men’s Garden Club, Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, Odd Sprouts Farm, OSU Extension of Richland County, Richland County Master Gardeners, Richland Public Health, and Richland Soil and Water Conservation District.