Welcome to The Green Machine!


The Green Machine Gardeners are a collaboration of the Green Machine, adults with developmental disabilities attending the Opportunity Center, and volunteer Fairfield County Master Gardeners working together to grow micro greens.

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Red wigglers in the corner of a bin, and the newest addition to the Green Machine family 😁

Valentine's Day Party with the Green Machine

Reading lesson

Selecting programs

A special message

from a special person

January 2018 Visit to Village Wines and Bistro, Canal Winchester, Ohio

Thanks for the tasty gourmet buffet!

We really enjoyed it!!!

2017 Green Machine Christmas Party with Master Gardeners

Our Elves Making Bird and Squirrel Feeders

Field trip to Hugas Fruit Farm, October 2017

Field Trip to Village Wine and Bistro, October 2017

 Field Trip to Dill's Greenhouse, October 2017

Watch our videos!

Harvest Fun - Harvest Fun II - Harvest Fun III - Harvest Fun IV

Farewell and Godspeed to a good, good friend

Our garden, mid-June 2017

Gearing up for Spring Planting 2017!!!

According to Wikipedia,   "Containing water-soluble nutrients, vermicompost is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner.  This process of producing vermicompost is called vermicomposting."

Our micro greens thrive in soil nourished by Red Wigglers.  We feed our worms fruits and vegetables (except citrus and onions) as well as eggshells.

As you can see, we not only work hard, we also have fun!

So good!

Our micro greens used by a creative chef to enhance an already delicious sandwich.

Feeding Red Wrigglers who aerate and fertilize our soil.

Cleaning up after micro green harvest.

Our resident -- and possibly the biggest -- OSU fan sorting sunflower seeds for next year's planting.

One of our winter projects is creating paperweights from rocks and crayons.  

We won eleven ribbons at the 2016 Fairfield County Fair!

Special thanks to MGV Ann.

Having fun at our Halloween party!   Check out our Facebook page for loads more pictures!


Planting Day 2016

A heartfelt "thank you!" to our donors and supporters:

OSU Extension, Fairfield County
Kurtz Bros. Central Ohio
Dill's Greenhouse
Keller Farms
Anderson's General Store
Faler's Feed Store
Shaw's Restaurant and Inn
The Inn at Cedar Falls
Village Wine and Bistro
Table 1

Fairfield Foundation
R Alvin Stevenson
Fairfield County Farm Bureau
South Central Power
Wood Foundation
Jo and Dick Weiser


Congratulations to the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities Celebration of Possibilities 2015 Goldie Fields Spirit Award: Jackie Marion and Trish Jones. 

Website created and maintained by Carol Schleich, Master Gardener Volunteer, Class of 2013..

Photos courtesy of The Green Machine.