The Hardin County Men’s Garden Club with the assistance of the Hardin County Master Gardeners are sponsoring “An Evening Garden Affair” on Monday evening July 24 at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County located at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton. The event is from 6 to 9 pm and will feature Joe Puperi of Advanced Tree Health with a program about selecting, planting, and managing soil for healthy trees in the landscape.
Joe Puperi is the founder and owner of Advanced Tree Health of Findlay. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Virginia Tech in 1998. Puperi has been practicing forestry and arboriculture since then. Seeing more demand for high quality tree care than was being met in the area, in 2006 he started Advanced Tree Health to help fill that gap. His love for trees and the outdoors has led him to a career field that he enjoys. A desire to serve people dictates quality work being offered to each client. Puperi is an International Society Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist (a more rigorous recognition than the ISA Certified Arborist) and a Society of American Foresters Certified Forester.
This event is free and open to the public, rain or shine with the program inside the Harco workshop with seating and air conditioning. It will then move outside for a demonstration and questions. Master Gardener Volunteers will be stationed throughout the Friendship Gardens for the evening to answer your gardening questions. Door prizes and refreshments will be part of the evening festivities. If you have not visited the Friendship Gardens, this will provide you with an ideal time for your first visit and to come away with good gardening information and advice.
The evening begins at 6 pm with casual browsing in the garden and refreshments. Joe Puperi will speak at 7 pm and the evening will continue after his presentation with a further chance to explore the Friendship Gardens. All who have an interest in gardening will not want to miss this event. Parking is at the garden off Kohler Street or in front of Harco Industries. For further information contact the OSU Extension office at 419-674-2297.