The Ohio State University Extension has compiled information online to help growers get through the drought.
Extension experts have created two sites devoted to drought resources, designed for use by farmers and other commercial growers as well as by home gardeners.
The extension’s agriculture and natural resources website, http://agnr.osu.edu, has a section titled Managing the Drought of 2012. It contains links to drought news, weather information, growing and pest-control tips and other useful resources.
The extension also has a Facebook page where people can learn and talk about the drought at www.facebook.com/OHdrought12.
Studio 76 opens Dublin site
Studio 76 Kitchens and Baths is expanding.
The Twinsburg kitchen and bath showroom recently opened a second location, in the Columbus suburb of Dublin. The studio is a satellite office open by appointment only, designer Sarah Simpson said.
In addition, the company recently introduced its own line of kitchen cabinetry and furniture, such as hutches. The line is made by Grabill Cabinet Co. and offers many design options as well as high-end custom features, such as a hand-rubbed finish, Simpson said.
Studio 76’s local showroom is at 9122 Ravenna Road (state Route 82).
Keep Akron Beautiful loans tools
If you have the desire to improve your neighborhood, Keep Akron Beautiful has the tools.
The organization’s Community Pride Trailer is available free for community garden projects, cleanup days and other efforts in Akron that benefit the community.
The trailer is equipped with lawn mowers, a hedge trimmer, wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, litter grabbers, grass seed, water hoses and more. It’s available for bookings through Oct. 29.
Details and a reservation form are at www.keepakronbeautiful.org. Users can also complete a form at the Keep Akron Beautiful offices at 850 E. Market St., Akron.
The organization’s phone number is 330-375-2116.
• Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Highland Branch, Medina County District Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township. Learn the basics or bring your projects and swap tips. Registration: 330-278-4271 or 330-239-2674.
• Secrest Arboretum events, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Baiwoop Art and Music Festival, noon to 8 p.m. today; music, drum circle, artwork, auctions. Information: 330-465-1152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Knitted Neighborhood Multicultural Arts Fest, 4-7 p.m. today, West Market Street near Portage Path in Akron’s Highland Square. Handmade goods by refugees and local residents, food, music. www.theknittedneighborhood.org.
• Cleveland Botanical Garden events, 11030 East Blvd. Ask the Gardener, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays during summer. S-HORT Course With the Horticulture Department: Creating a Succulent Reef, 2-3 p.m. Sunday (members, $10; others, $18; registration required). S-HORT Course with the Horticulture Department: The New Kitchen Garden, 11 a.m. to noon Aug. 4 (members, $12; others, $20; registration required). Garden admission: $9.50; children ages 3-12, $3; members and younger children, free. 216-721-1600 or www.cbgarden.org.
• Knitty Gritters, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Lake Community Branch, Stark County District Library, 11955 Market Ave. N, Lake Township. Instructions for beginning knitters. 330-877-9975.
• Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Brunswick Branch, Medina County District Library, 3649 Center Road. Registration: 330-273-4150.
• Needlework Circle, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Seville Branch, Medina County District Library, North Center Street. 330-769-2852.
• Antiques in the Alley, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4, downtown Millersburg. Indoor and outdoor antiques show throughout the downtown. www.starlightantiques.com or www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com.
Submit notices of classes, programs and events two weeks in advance to email@example.com or Home and Garden News, Features Department, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron, OH 44309-0640. Please include name and phone number. All events must be open to the public.
Mary Beth Breckenridge can be reached at 330-996-3756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @MBBreckenridge and read her blog at www.ohio.com/blogs/mary-beth.