Gardening lunch and learn series coming to Children’s Garden

LIMA — The Allen County Master Gardener Volunteers will again host their Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series at the Children’s Garden, 620 W. Market St., Lima, at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays beginning June 4 and ending Aug. 27.

Talks last approximately 30 minutes with a wide variety of topics. The schedule of topics for 2024 is as follows but is subject to change:

• June 4, Peonies

• June 11, Beginner Cut Flower Gardens

• June 18, The Joy of Gardening

• June 25, Invasive Insects: Spotted Lanternfly

• July 2, Daylilies

• July 9, Wicked Plants

• July 16, Shady Characters – Shade Plants

• July 23, Small Water Features

• July 30, It’s for the Birds

• August 6, Pass-Along Plants

• August 13, Tomato Varieties

• August 20, Soil Building

• August 27, No Bees No Honey – All About Bees

Updates or changes to the schedule will be posted to the Lima Children’s Garden Facebook page. Questions about the series can be directed to the Ohio State University Extension in Allen County office by calling 419-879-9108.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension County office. More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities are available at or call the Ohio State University Extension in Allen County office.