Every other year (odd years), the Miami County Master Gardener Volunteers hold an educational seminar on the third Saturday in June. Click here for flyer and registration information.

Topics include:

•Diversify Your Landscape
•Conifers for Today’s Gardens – Dwarf and Improved Selections
•These are Not Your Grandma’s Annuals
•Encouraging Communities to Support Pollinators


Bob Iiames, Horticulturist and Miami Valley Hosta Society

Bob Iiames

Pam Bennett, Master Gardener Volunteer, State Coordinator, Ohio

Pam Bennett
Pam is an Associate Professor with The Ohio State University and serves as the Horticulture Educator for OSU Extension in Clark County as well as the State Master Gardener Volunteer Program Director. 

Pam specializes in herbaceous ornamental plant trials and presents programs on annuals and perennials as well as other landscape topics locally, statewide, and nationally.  Pam has also lectured in South Korea, China and Greece.  She is a Clark County Park District Commissioner, a Board of Directors member for TAC and the Hartman Rock Garden and is the Past-President of the Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden. 

Pam is the co-author of the award-winning book Garden-pedia, An A-to- Z Guide to Gardening Terms, writes a weekly gardening column for eight counties receiving the Cox Publishing brands, authors the bi-monthly Ask the Expert Column for Ohio Gardening magazine and is a frequent writer for popular gardening magazines as well as trade publications. 


Catherine Zimmerman, The Meadow Project, Hometown Habitat Film Director

Catherine Zimmerman

Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography, celebrates her 43rd year as a documentary filmmaker, working primarily on education and environmental issues. Environmental videos of hers include global warming documentaries for CNN Presents and New York Times Television; Save Rainforests/Save Lives, Freshfarm Markets, Wildlife Without Borders: Connecting People and Nature in the Americas, and America’s Sustainable Garden: United States Botanic Garden.

Catherine is also a certified horticulturist and landscape designer based in Southwest Ohio. She is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional (AOLCP) from the NOFA Organic Land Care Program and has designed and taught a course in organic landscaping for the USDA Graduate School Horticulture program. The Meadow Project website