The Olde Thyme Gardeners meet every second Tuesday at noon (we encourage you to bring your lunch and a drink); most meetings take place at the Nature Center where we plan (and plant) the garden around the Wilcox-Martin/Harlett Log House at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve in order to provide educational opportunities about gardening plants and practices during the 1795-1825 era. Anyone who has an interest in gardening and history is more than welcome at any level of experience who enjoys working in gardens, learning and sharing.

During the warmer months, we do work in the garden, so feel free to bring your favorite garden tools and gloves. We also take field trips to gardening centers, arboretums and private gardens, so check out our blogspot for updates on those events.

We also host workshops, give demonstrations and participate in Darke County Parks' activities in the purpose of education.

We began in 2007, as the Darke County OSU Extension discontinued the Master Gardener volunteer program. Several of the trained active volunteers approached the Darke County Park District about continuing their mission of service and education. Four of our gardeners are still very active in Olde Thyme Gardeners. The first Olde Thyme Garden was planted in 2008 and has evolved just as the pioneer garden would of in those early years.

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 74, Greenville, OH 45331.

Our e-mail address is

Our blogspot is

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