CMGA General Info

Crabapple Tree in the Olivia White Hospice Garden. The tree is particularly beautiful this year and the fragrance as you walk by enchanting. Tree pruned from a small 5 foot tree over many years, by a Coconino County master gardener - Joe Harte.
Photo by Loni Shapiro

The Coconino Master Gardener Association (2009) began in 2009. This blog contains information on:

-How to become a member
-Volunteer and Education hours reporting
-Calendar of Events
-General gardening information articles
-Master Gardener Association Documents and forms
-References and Resources
-Interesting Websites and Blogs
-Old Gardening Excetera colums
-Book Reviews
-How to contact Board or Committee Members

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 an informational booth for the Master Gardeners
--Be a speaker about gardening topics at a variety of venues

--Host a garden tour
--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 Excetera
-Volunteer with the Seed Library
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!

Event Calendar

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May CMGA Meeting Agenda


Coconino Master Gardener Zoom Meeting Agenda

Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6:30pm

6:30-6:35pm       Welcome-Frank Branham, President     

6:35-6:40pm       Introduction of Speaker—Geoff Wood

6:40-7:45pm       Education:  May 13, 2021- Patti Poulin:  Dirty Boot Flowers, Cut Flowers

7:45-8:25pm       Business Meeting:

                                East Valley Baptist Church/Darrel—Plant give away/Need volunteers to help

MG Coordinator Happenings—Hattie Braun

·         Phased Reopening

·         Volunteer Hours Reporting issues

·         Diagnostic class will start in July.  Have the outline almost completed.  Zoom classes for diagnostics.

CMGA Hotline—Gayle Gratop

President Happenings -Frank Branham

·         Direct requests for funds/gift cards/etc. from CMGA members

·         Plant Sale canceled—not enough lead time

·         June Meeting may be held at Benson Hall with a hybrid presentation, zoom and in-person

Sunday, May 9, 2021