Coconino Master Gardener Association

2015 Flagstaff Home & Garden Show
Coconino Master Gardener Booth
Photo by Tammy Valdovino
Welcome to the Coconino County Master Gardeners' Association Blog. The mission of the Coconino Master Gardener Program is to support the University of Arizona by providing researched-based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public. The program creates a corps of well-informed volunteers, and delivers quality horticultural education programs adapted to our regional high elevation environment. The mission of the association is to provide support for those volunteers and Master Gardener graduates, continuing education, and opportunities to participate in community programs that increase the visibility and participation in the Master Gardener Program.
On this site you will find gardening news, links, a calendar for local events, volunteer opportunities, book reviews, agenda/minutes for our association monthly meetings, and association documents and contacts.
The Coconino County Master Gardener Association was founded in 2009 by a small group of master gardeners with the help of Hattie Braun the Director of the MG Program. After several small meetings it was opened to all master gardeners on May 21st, 2009. Meetings are held monthly on the 2rd Thursday of each month from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. We meet at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, located at 1601 N. San Francisco, Flagstaff, 86001. The agenda usually includes continuing education and a short business meeting. Watch this blog for the agenda and minutes for all meetings. Contacts for the association (officers and committee chairs) are listed at the bottom of this blog.

Reporting Master Gardener Hours

All master gardener trainees and certified master gardeners need to report their hours.
Beginning in 2010 certified master gardeners need to have 6 Education hours and 12 Volunteer hours in order to maintain certification.The on line reporting system allows you to report Education or Volunteer hours.
If you have any questions or concerns about the new reporting system, please contact Crys Wells or Hattie Braun. Their contacts are listed at the bottom of the blog under
Link to reporting

Ideas for hours------
--Attend monthly meetings
--Work on an association committee
--Work at the Sunday/Wed. markets this year
--Be a speaker for the speakers bureau
--Work at the home show
--Work at a MG site (Olivia White Hospice, the Arboretum, Riordan Mansion, or school gardens (many others)). Check out the Assoc. Doc. & Forms under Volunteer Sites.
--Work in the Extension office
--Write an article for the newspaper column -Gardening Etcetera
Be creative! There are many ways to fulfill your hours. Just remember for volunteering it needs to be a non-profit endeavor or an approved for profit site.

Change in Contact Information

Have you moved or changed your e-mail address, but would still like to be contacted about high elevation gardening information from the Extension? The Coconino County Extension Master Gardener Program has a site that will let you change your information on-line.

Click here to change your contact information!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

Native Seeds/SEARCH – Conserving Arid-Adapted Crops to Nourish a Changing World

If you are interested in supporting local seeds check out this web site:
It is the site  for Native Seed Search in Tucson. The site includes recent and upcoming events at their store and classrooms.  You can purchase seeds from their site. Yesterday was the celebration of the 45th Earthday. What better time to begin saving the seeds of the future.  In addition to the Seed Saving class being offered online from the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance on May 12,  the next Native Seed Search class will be offered in September 12-13 in Tucson. Watch for information on this site for local (Flagstaff) development of a Seed Library.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Keep Sedona Beautiful Sustainability Series

Putting Together the 
Pieces of Community Sustainably
A five Week Course 
April 9 thru May 7.  3:00 - 5:00 PM 
at Keep Sedona Beautiful
360 Brewer Rd., Sedona 
with Debra Emmanuelle

Sustainability has become a new buzz word that is getting more attention than ever before.  
Debra Emmanuelle Course Instructor
Debra Emmanuelle, 
Course Intsructor
Unfortunately, there are as many definitions as there are people using the term, resulting in a "green-washing" effect that is actually detracting from the deeper relevance of the meaning. 
If true sustainability is to become a reality, there must be a synthesis of agreement and a common plan at the community level that is based on a shared vision and shared values. 
In this course, we will dialogue about current challenges whose solutions lie in the implementation of foundational Sustainability Principles and Practices as well as number of tools that support effective implementation and follow through.  
This class is a group exploration of shared vision and value-sets that, when acted upon, turn the possibility of local sustainability into a local reality - starting with you! 
Pre-register online at or call Debra at (928) 282-8738 - $15.00 - $20 at the door.
Watch for further programs throughout the summer and fall - here is the link Upcoming series:

Future Classes in this Sustainability Series:
 Choosing and Eating Food With Sustainability In Mind - May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18
 Food Security: How Can We Ensure Local Food Sustainability? - August 13, 20, 27,
September 3, 10
 A New Perspective for Raising Our Children - September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15
Cost: $15.00 per individual class with pre-registration ($20.00 at the door)
 $60.00 - with pre-registration for full 5-week course
*Special discounts for members of Keep Sedona Beautiful, Gardens for Humanity
For more information and to pre-register contact Debra Emmanuelle at Green Papillon Alliance: or 928- 282-8738

12th Annual AZ Botany Meeting

Attached you will find the list of speakers and a registration form for the Native Plant Society's 12th Annual AZ Botany Meeting which will be held at MNA on April 25-26. The talks are the 25th, the field trips are the 26th. Contact Susan Holiday (, a local member of the AZ Native Plant Society for any questions you might have.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Article from Terroir Seeds Garden Log

Borage Flowers
I just read another interesting entry in the Terroir Seed's gardening log. It is about planting to help control one of our least favorite pests - aphids. Planting flowers that can encourage a beneficial such as borage may bring lacewings and planting sunflowers, dill, anise, and daisies can encourage Lady Bugs. Not to mention that they are all beautiful flowers. Borage flowers also look great in a salad and are eatable.
They also mention another favorite of mine - Maximillian sunflowers -  to use as a boarder to keep out invasive weeds from another property. They bring spectacular fall color long after everything else is gone.
Sign up with Terroir Seed and get these useful monthly updates.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Flagstaff Home and Garden Show

Volunteer Master Gardeners
Irene Matthews - Amy Caldwell
Photo by Tammy Valdovino
Thanks to all the master gardeners who helped with the Home and Garden Show. Many gave their time to set up and take down the beautiful display (see opening photo), others answered questions for visitors (614) to the booth, and we had many lend their garden expertise by providing lectures (15 for 282 people) on a variety of topics. Last of all thanks to Hattie Braun who spent most of her weekend making sure things were running well in addition to giving several lectures.

Great job!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Water Restrictions in Flagstaff

With the spring lawn and garden season coming up just as the weather turns dry, the city of Flagstaff is reminding residents to conserve water.
The city is currently at Stage 1 in its water conservation rules. There are three stages of water conservation rules that the city puts in place to conserve water as the weather gets drier.
The Stage 1 level is the lowest level and the city operates year-round at this level.
At this level, no watering of any kind is allowed between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to avoid loss of water through evaporation. City residents and businesses with odd-numbered address can use automatic irrigation before 9 a.m. or after 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Even-numbered addresses are allowed to water on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. There is no automatic irrigation allowed on Mondays.
Everyone can water by hand seven days a week before 9 or after 5. The city defines hand-watering as using a bucket or holding a hose to water plants. Hoses attached to sprinklers or running freely on a plant are not considered hand-watering.

For more info read the full article in the AZ Daily Sun by Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

Monday, April 6, 2015

CMGA Meeting Agenda 4/9/15

Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 4/9/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N San Francisco

6:30pm – 6:35pm   Welcome – Jim Mast, President
Announcements   Meeting Raffle
o   $1 each or 6 for $5
o   Must be present to win
o   Drawing held after refreshments

6:35 – 6:40pm         Introduction of Speaker – Jim Mast

6:40pm – 7:45pm   Continuing Education – Ed Skiba, One Hole at a Time

                                                15 minute break

Upcoming Events for Gardens for Humanity for April

Grow Your Garden in Containers!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New Post from TerraBIRDS

The greenhouse is getting full, and the starts are looking so healthy and amazing! We are going to start moving them outside so they will be ready for planting when you pick them up. Pictured below is red cabbage on the left and collards on the right.

There are still some shares left. Please get in touch with me if you want to register for this year.
Open House and Optional Seed Pick-up
For the second year, we're going to have an open house for 2015 Garden Starts CSA members only. It will be from 9am-12pm on Saturday, April 11 at the NAU greenhouse complex. Come and see where we grow your starts, talk to the folks who grow them, and meet the hard-working volunteers that make it all possible. John Taylor, the director of Terra Birds will be there too. This is your chance to get a behind the scenes tour of this operation and pick up your seeds! If you can not make it, you can pick up your seeds during the first pick up (information on pick-ups coming soon). Directions to greenhouse: We are #79 on the NAU map. Coming from the southwest on Pine Knoll, you will pass a bus stop on your left and then take a right onto a road marked by a blue sign that says greenhouse (among many other things). Once on this street, you'll climb a short hill before coming to the greenhouses and a little parking lot. You can see the greenhouse from Pine Knoll, if you come to a 4 way stop, you went too far. On Saturdays, you can park by the greenhouse, or in the large parking lot in front of the greenhouse without a permit.
Annual Seed Exchange
Also happening next Saturday is the NAU SSLUG and Flagstaff Foodlink are joining up again to host the Annual Seed Exchange from 2-4 pm at Mercado de los Suenos at 2532 E. 7th Ave. (in the Sunnyside neighborhood). This is a free event, and you do not have to have seeds to participate. Please bring envelopes for seeds and a pen/pencil. 
Enjoy your weekend,
Regan Emmons
Director of Grow Program
P.O. Box 605
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(mobile) 808-344-0904

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

PAPAZ Deaver Herbarium Volunteering

Greetings, All, 
PAPAZ mounting sessions will continue as follows: 
Thursday, April 16
Thursday, April 30 at 1:30pm at the Deaver Herbarium in Room 314.
No additional sessions will be scheduled during the summer months. 
Experienced and new helpers are all welcome.   Training will be provided. 
Deaver Herbarium is located in the Biological Sciences Building at 617 S. Beaver Street.  Parking is difficult on or off campus, so consider taking public transportation. The number 10 bus stop is right in front of the building.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Gisela Kluwin at (preferred) or phone 853-9462.

Posted by
D. Lamm
for G. Kluwin

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flagstaff's Home and Garden Show

The Coconino Master Gardeners will have a booth again this year at the Home and Garden Show. The dates are April 10-12. The show is at NAU Fieldhouse and is free all 3 days this year. We will be doing our usual garden lectures each day. Here is the schedule:

Friday – April 10                                                              
Noon         Ed Skiba                   One Hole at a Time: Proven preparation tips for planting
1:00 PM    Jim Mast                  Just Tomatoes: Tips and techniques for growing tomatoes in Flagstaff
2:00 PM    Dorothy Lamm      Invasive Plants: Learn to identify and deal with invasive weeds
3:00 PM    Linda Guarino        Plant Propagation: How to multiply your plants through stem cuttings
4:00 PM    Matt Schmechtig  Pruning Trees, Shrubs and Perennials: Landscape pruning tips
                                                    and  techniques for the home gardener

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Volunteer Opportunities

I have been a volunteer with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)for more than 15 years. During that time I have worked for many non-profits and had great fun meeting many other seniors in Flagstaff. My work for them over the years has mostly been with gardening (the Arboretum) and the Senior Companion program. I did a 5 year stint with AARP Driver's Ed for seniors, and  recently with vets. Others work with educational programs for children. In the last couple of years their efforts have become more focused and include more gardening sites. Michele Lytle, who you may remember from the Extension Office is now heading up RSVP. She is a master gardener and has added some more gardening opportunities to their volunteer program.  I have learned that this program is important not only for those who are helped, but especially for those volunteering. Check out this great opportunity to hear more about it.

There is an information event to learn more about RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) a program of Senior Corps hosted by Northern AZ University.  The program is for those 55 and up. There are many focused volunteer opportunities which include Gardening, Education, and Helping Veterans and Military Families.  Join us to learn more about Senior Corps and RSVP!  This is at the U of A Cooperative Extension office on at 2304 N. 3RD St. on March 24th from 1030-1130am. I am attaching the flyer for you to post and share with friends.
Loni Shapiro
CMGA, Education Chair

"Gardening does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized." - Allen Armitage

Monday, March 16, 2015

CMGA Monthly Talk for March

Nichole Gregory
Photo by Tammy Valdovino
The CMGA would like to thank Nichole Gregory for giving her time for  a wonderful talk on Starting Seeds on Thursday. Nicole has been a resident of Flagstaff for the last 7 years. She took the MG Class in 2012 and has been avidly growing seedlings each spring ever since.  She spent the hour showing photos of her garden and seed starting. Indoors/outdoors/ and a combination were covered. She talked about all the needs for seedlings in detail - light, water, good soil, air, and fertilizer. One tip I learned about light is that it needs to be al around the plant not just on one side in a sunny window. This can best be accomplished by an overhead light (preferably florescent) and possibly using mirrors if you don't have this.

The best part of the talk for me was all the many aspects she covered on doing it sustainably. One tip was using a trays that are just seed flats from the nursery, or cardboard box tops for paper boxes (from the office) covered with a plastic trash bag, and secured with tape, so they are able to hold water. Then the cardboard rolls (toilet paper or paper towels), egg cartons, or paper cups are just lined up inside, filled with dirt and labeled. To water, pour the water into the tray and allow the plants to soak it up from the bottom

Toilet paper roll with a paper towel on
on the bottom held in place with a
Photos by Nichole Gregory

Last month, Kim Costian talked about soil and although she didn't discuss this, she is also a strong believer in watering seedlings from the bottom. Less problems with overwatering and less water is used. Nichole puts these little tubes directly in the ground when ready to transplant, as they will break down on their own. The less the roots are disturbed the better when transplanting.

One practical tip I learned was using a bit of garlic or chamomile in the water you use to start seeds. It is anti bacterial and may help prevent some of the dampening off by sterilizing the seed and medium. Another reminder about water was tepid - avoid cold or hot water and let it sit for 24 hours to decrease the chlorine content. Over watering and unsterile soil can also contribute to dampening off.

If you have any specific questions or problems you can contact her at

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 3/12/15

Nicole Gregory – Starting Seeds - Both indoor and outdoor seed starting techniques and discuss some common issues with starting seeds, such as dampening off.  Discussed seed selection, storage, and the different germination needs of particular seeds. Demonstrated how to make two types of seedling pots out of recycled containers, and offered suggestions for how to ensure the strongest seedlings possible. The presentation was generic in nature, but broadly applicable to many different types of seeds.
Business Meeting – Jim Mast
MG Coordinator Happenings - Hattie Braun
·         Conference
o   Clara Coleman conference keynote speaker.  Sept 19th.
·         Home Show
o   April 10, 11, and 12.  Set-up April 9th, tear-down April 12 and 13.  Still need a chair for this project.  This year will be free admission.  We will occupy 8 booths to accommodate talks.  Will not be at the Dome; it will be held at NAU Fieldhouse, located at 1050 S. Knoles Dr.
Financial report – Sue Madden
·         PayPal balance is $207.02.  We should transfer $188 to bank account, $60 aprons, $140 dues, $73 raffle,$20 donations, $46 calendars.  Current balance $5569.99 plus the PayPal balance.
Committee Reports:
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells
  • JoAnn Alarcon has volunteered to be on this committee.  She will be working with Crys.
  • In the month of February, 24 people reported 262 volunteer hours and 35.25 education hours.  YTD hours are 310.5 volunteer and 66.75 education.  The discrepancy between what is reported and the YTD are because some of those hours were for 2014
Fund Raising – Debbie James
·         Fall clean-up –Gili Thomas will chair the fall clean-up
MG Projects – Jackee Alston and Gili Thomas
·         33 projects approved – on the blog
·         Starting a seed library; contact information is on the blog
Community Markets – Andrea Guerrette
·         Starting May 17th ending October 18th 
8:25pm – 8:30pm             Gardening Questions?
Next meeting:                  April 9th - Ed Skiba – One hole at a time

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Master Gardener Meeting Agenda March 2015

Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 3/12/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
6:30pm – 6:35pm               Welcome –Jim Mast

Announcements                  Meeting Raffle – $1 each or 6 for $5 - Must be present to win
·         Drawing will be held after refreshments and before the business meeting                                             

6:35pm – 6:40pm               Introduction of speaker Loni Shapiro

6:40pm- 7:45pm                 Continuing Education - Nicole Gregory – Starting Seeds
15 minute break
7:45pm-8:00pm                  Refreshments provided by Laurel Grubb, Debi Stalvey and Irene Mathews
and Raffle Prize Drawing 

8:00pm - 8:25pm                Business Meeting – Jim Mast

MG Coordinator Happenings - Hattie Braun
·         Conference
·         Home Show

Friday, February 20, 2015

Flagstaff Garden Starts CSA

The Flagstaff Garden Start CSA shares are going fast! Thanks to all those who have signed up and donated to the scholarship fund. We do have a limited number of shares, so please sign up as soon as possible! If would like to share a share with someone, but don't have anyone to share with, let me know and I will try to connect you with someone in your neighborhood also interested in sharing.

You can submit your registration forms via email, and you can also pay online. Please contact me if you are sending your forms through the mail. FORM

If you are interested in a scholarship, you can request them through the registration form.
We will start sowing on March 7, if you are interested in volunteering this year, please let me know. We need help sowing, thinning, writing lables, making seed packets and transporting to/distributing at Native Plant and Seed.

I have attached the registration and the flyer, please spread the word!

Also, Roots Composting, a local compost company (where we get our compost for our soil mix), has started offering residential compost collection service! They recently partnered with Good Earth Power to compost materials from the 4FRI restoration project and are growing their operation.
For just $10 a month, they will pick up your home compost every week and swap it out with a clean bucket. 
Let them do the dirty work for you! Sign up at 
or contact :
Patrick Pfeifer /Roots Composting Co-Founder  - 630-639-1564
Have a great weekend!
Regan Emmons
Director of Grow Program
P.O. Box 605
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(mobile) 808-344-0904

36th Annual Native Plant Workshop

2015 KSB Native Plant Workshop
Photo By: Max Licher
Keep Sedona Beautiful would like to invite you to the 36th Annual Native Plant Workshop, March 28 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (doors open at 7:45 am) at the West Sedona School, 570 Posse Ground Road. The workshop will offer homeowners, residents, and garden/plant enthusiasts with invaluable information on topics that include saving water with native plants, insects and diseases, managing invasive species and designing landscapes using water features and drought resistant plants.

Admission includes two keynote speakers, two workshops out of seven offered, breakfast savories, lunch and a silent auction with many items donated by the community. All for the low advance ticket price of $25 for KSB members or $35 for the General Public. It's an additional $10 at the door.

For more information and to register, go to or call the KSB office at 928-282-4938.

We hope you will pass this invitation along to your neighbors, home owner's association, friends and colleagues. 

Thanks for keeping Sedona beautiful! 
All the best,

Nancy Spinelli & Susan Murrill
Co-Chairs, Native Plant Workshop

Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc., acting through the stewardship of its members and volunteers, is committed to protect and sustain the unique scenic beauty and natural environment of the Greater Sedona Area.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2/12/15

Education - Kim Howell-Costion presented “Building Healthy Soils, with Emphasis on Lasagna Gardening”.
Kim spoke a little on "double dug lasagna" gardening technique, the importance of humus and Michael Melendrez' "soil secrets".   Kim is a popular gardening instructor and has developed 15 organic gardening classes for high desert gardening conditions in Northern Arizona. These classes have been offered at Coconino Community College and Northland Pioneer College. Kim also has produced a video on the Double Dug Lasagna gardening techniques that has proven effective for her time and again. She designed and operates a community supported agriculture plant seedling program for participants from her solar greenhouse located near Snowflake, Arizona and is co-owners of Ashokala Gardens.  
Business Meeting – Jim Mast
MG Coordinator Happenings - Hattie Braun
·         Conference
o    The next meeting is March 11th, 1:00pm at the Ext. OFF. 2304 3rd St.
·         Spring Class

    • TH, 1-4:30pm. 2/5 - 5/14/2015, N. AZ Health Care 1000 N Humphreys.
    • Jim Mast will be giving a class on vegetables in a couple of weeks.
·         Home Show
o    April 10, 11, and 12.  Set-up April 9th, tear-down April 12 and 13.  Still need a chair for this project.  This year will be free admission.  We will occupy 8 booths to accommodate talks.  Will not be at the Dome; it will be held at NAU Fieldhouse, located at 1050 S. Knoles Dr.
·         Earth Day
o    Saturday, April 18th at City Hall. – What we normally do for this is answer garden questions and give a garden talk.  Volunteer sign-up sheet available at the table.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Grape Pruning Workshop

Hi all,
You missed a fun class in Camp Verde. Gardens for Humanity sponsored a Grape Pruning Workshop at Clear Creek vineyard and winery in the Verde valley on Valentine's Day. We met at the vineyard at 10am and learned from the owner how the vineyard began.  Ignacio Mesa has over 8 different varieties of grapes, good soil, great water source, and many animals to help keep the vineyards healthy (dogs,cats, chickens, geese) and protected from the critters. We learned about pruning and care of the grapevines from an owner that knows how to cut down on work and conserve precious resources. We ended the lecture with pruning of some of his grapevines. I had to leave at noon but they continued with a wine tasting.

Row 20 of the Clear Creek Vineyards
already pruned.
Pre-pruning grapevines under

This is the next event for Gardens for Humanity:

Bring your Gardening Questions… We’ll Sprout The Answers!March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm   $8   

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Kim Costian's Healthy Soil Secrets

On Thursday at our meeting our speaker, Kim Costian, came all the way from Snowflake to talk about creating "Healthy Soil" using lasagna gardening and Soil Secret products. We had one of our largest audiences for Kim who has always been popular with local gardeners. In addition to maintaining her own large garden (Ashokola) and greenhouse, she and her husband (Joseph) recently travelled to Guatamala to bring organic gardening, and water conservation ideas to the people there. Kim will  be teaching again at Northland Pioneer College. She will be teaching a gardening certificate program for the community college. With the changes in her workload the CSA she has long done for gardeners in her area, is on hold this year.

Kim not only brought "Soil Secret" products to demonstrate but donated some for our monthly raffle. I am attaching a link to information about the products that she provided.  I have scanned the first page of the document. If you want more info go to the Soil Secret web site. LINK . Each year they do a series of talks at their nursery in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Check it out!
Several of our local nurseries now carry these products.

Thanks again to Kim for the fun and informative talk.

Loni Shapiro
Education Chair CMGA

Saturday, February 7, 2015

CMGA February Meeting Agenda

Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 2/12/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
6:30pm – 6:35pm               Welcome –Jim Mast
Announcements                  Meeting Raffle – $1 each or 6 for $5 - Must be present to win
·         Drawing will be held after refreshments and before the business meeting  
6:35pm – 6:40pm               Introduction of speaker Loni Shapiro
6:40pm- 7:45pm                 Continuing Education - Kim Howell-Costion - Building Healthy Soils, with
                                               Emphasis on Lasagna Gardening
15 minute break
7:45pm-8:00pm                  Refreshments provided by Carol Chicce and Leslie Penick
       and Raffle Prize Drawing 
8:00pm - 8:25pm                Business Meeting – Jim Mast
MG Coordinator Happenings - Hattie Braun
·         Conference
o    Meeting next Wednesday the 11th at 1pm at the extension office.
·         Spring Class
o    TH, 1-4:30pm. 2/5 - 5/14/2015, N. AZ Health Care 1000 N Humphreys.
·         Home Show
o    April 10, 11, and 12.  Set-up April 9th, tear-down April 12 and 13.
·         Earth Day
o    Saturday, April 18th at City Hall