Coconino Master Gardener Association

2015 CMGA Grant Winner
Vic and Carol Hudenko
"Love-a-Lot" project at St. Francis de Asis
Burying a olla to help water new plantings. Wildflowers growing already at the site.
Photo Loni Shapiro
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
Contacts.
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!

Monday, August 31, 2015

AZNPS Monthly Talk/Walk

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2015.  7:00 PM

Students for Sustainable Living Garden (SSLUG) at Northern Arizona University - Jan Busco,
The SSLUG garden was founded by NAU graduate students in the Sustainability Program in 2007 to create community and share teachings about how to best garden sustainably and organically. Over the years, the garden has grown to include 1/2 acre of cultivated edible, native and other beautiful and useful plants grown with a variety of sustainable techniques. A large collection of milkweeds for monarchs was added this year to the pollinator garden. Jan Busco, Coordinator, is an environmental horticulturist, consultant and author of Native Plants for High-Elevation Western Gardens and Co-Author of First Gardens: How to get Started In Southwestern Gardening. She received her BS in Horticulture from Cal Poly Pomona and her MS in Forestry from NAU in 2005 with a concentration in ecological restoration. 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2015.
Join Jan on a walking tour of SSLUG Garden. Meet at the Arizona State Credit Union, corner of Butler Avenue and South Beaver at 8:30 AM to car-pool to the SSLUG Garden on the south end of the NAU campus. You'll visit the Pollinator Garden, the Joel Olson outdoor classroom, and diverse planting beds containing native and useful plants cared for with a variety of sustainable landscaping techniques.



Sunday, August 23, 2015

16th Annual AZ Highlands Garden Conference


16th Arizona Highlands Garden Conference will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the du Bois Center at NAU.
This day long conference will feature two inspiring keynote speakers.  Clara Coleman, a second-generation organic farmer, consultant, and writer will talk about sustainable four-season farming. She is the daughter of renowned farming pioneer Eliot Coleman. Joining us from Albuquerque, Judith Phillips, landscape designer and garden writer, will present a new talk on strategies for coping with climate change in southwestern gardens.  Other topics include composting, roses for the high country, rainwater harvesting, Monarch "waystations', gardening and food safety, composting, geraniums, school gardens, organic pest control, community gardens and more. There will also be pre-conference tours on September 18.
For more information about the conference and to find the registration form, visit our website AHGC2015 website.
Date: 
Sat, 09/19/2015 -
8:45am to 5:00pm
Cost: 
$75 for those registering by Aug. 28; $100 AFTER Aug. 28

Location

du Bois Center at Northern Arizona University
306 E. Pine Knoll Dr.
Flagstaff AZ
Registration Required: 
Yes

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fall Yard Clean-up Raffle

COCONINO MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION 2015 FALL YARD CLEAN-UP RAFFLE

Tickets are now being distributed and sold for this year’s Fall yard clean-up raffle.  A maximum of 600 tickets are available for two winners to be drawn at the AZ Highlands Garden Conference Sept 19.   Winners will be notified by phone and receive 3 hours of yard work by 5 master gardeners along with a dozen daffodil bulbs planted for them.  Work will be done on Saturday, October 17 with a bad weather date of October 24, from 9am-noon.  Workers will clean yards and gardens by raking pine needles or removing spent vegetables or cutting back flowers or pruning shrubs,  along with several other services. 

This raffle provides funding for grants distributed by the association to applicants around the city for garden development, maintenance, and beautification.

Tickets cost $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.  If you can sell tickets, buy tickets, or need information, call 928-774-1868, ext 110.

Thanks you for supporting this fundraiser.
 
Molly Larsen and Debi Stalvey

CMGA Summer Garden Tours


Garden tours start at 10am on the following Saturdays.  Hope to see you there.

Debi 938-699-3504
  
August 29-Anne and Greg McGuffey
Our yard is a beautiful example of native plants in the Doney Park area, with most of the plants being native to the Colorado Plateau. The yard focuses on a natural-looking landscape, with malpais rock features and sandstone pathways highlighting the native landscaping. Rainwater is harvested in 13 rain barrels, which is used on trees and new plants. Our yard also features several patios and a view of the Peaks. 
 
9908 Legacy Lane
From the east side of town, take Hwy 89 past the mall about 4 miles and turn right at the traffic signal at Silver Saddle. Immediately past Cromer Elementary School, turn left on Skeet. The road curves to the right, then turn left on Pioneer Valley (entrance to Pioneer Valley neighborhood). Take second left on Tradition Rd, then first right on Legacy Lane. House is third on left with colorful mailbox. Please park on the street. 

Grass Presentations 8/13


The CMGA would like to thank Kirstin Phillips and Susan Lamb Bean for their wonderful presentations on grasses at our monthly meeting. They were very timely. At this time of year the grasses are so plentiful in our yards and on our walks . Flagstaff gardeners are lucky to have such talent with an interest in grasses. They are difficult for all of us to identify. The more we hear the better. Kirstin talked about the botany of grasses and reviewed grasses of the pinyon juniper forests. Susan reviewed the grasses of the ponderosa pine forest and the  many reasons they are important as well as their beauty.  We thank Kirstin for making the botany and identification more understandable for us, and Susan for the usual beautiful words/descriptions/comparisons along with Tom's extraordinary photos. 

The handout from Susan's talk is 18 pages including the photos/drawings of the ponderosa grasses. If you would like a copy email and it is here. The handout for Kirstin's grasses of the Pinyon Juniper forest is 15 pages and can be accessed here.
Sincere thanks,
Loni Shapiro
CMGA Education Chair

Flagstaff Ranger District


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5075 N. Hwy. 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
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Ranger Walks & Talks Event Calendar
August 27-31, 2015
NPS/USFS Ranger Partnership
 
Campground Programs
· Bonito Campground, Friday, August 28
7:30-8:15 pm. The Search for Dark Skies. Dark night skies allow us to connect with our universe in an incredible and humbling way, but stars are quickly disappearing from view all over the world! Join Ranger Kyle on a journey across Arizona, the United States, and Earth itself to find out where our starlight is going and how it affects us. Along the way, you'll discover some of the darkest and most beautiful skies our National Parks have to offer. At the campground amphitheater.
· Dairy Springs Campground, Saturday, August 29
3:00-3:45 pm. An Exploratory Nature Walk. A fun 45-minute nature walk with USFS volunteers Nancy and Steve Galas on the Dairy Springs Loop Trail. Discover the beauty of a ponderosa pine forest and a riparian habitat. No dogs please. Meet at the amphitheater.
· Pine Grove Campground, Saturday, August 29
7:30-8:15 pm. Hummingbirds of Arizona. Join NPS volunteer Rick Ruess to learn about the tiniest bird in North America and a  personal encounter in nature with a broad-tailed hummingbird. At the campground amphitheater.
 
Arizona Snowbowl
· Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31
        10:00 am-4:00 pm.
        Enjoy Ranger Talks Atop the Scenic Chairlift Ride every Friday through Monday this summer.
        The grandest view in the Southwest at 11,500 feet!
        Call 928-779-1951 for further details or visit www.arizonasnowbowl.com.
      Sunset Fridays: Every Friday through Labor Day Weekend is Sunset
        Friday and the chairlift hours are  extended until 6 p.m. Purchase a full priced chairlift ticket between 2 and 6 p.m. and receive a complimentary BBQ.
 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Farmer+Chef Connection

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The 6th Annual Arizona Farmer+Chef Connection will convene a statewide network of local food producers and buyers interested in expanding their local food offerings.
 
Farmer+Chef is the state’s only event of its kind, aimed at building food supply chains at the local level. For the first time, the event, which brings together food businesses from across Arizona, will be hosted in Tucson, AZ.
 

Weed Identification

Upcoming Program; Bring Your Weeds to Willow Bend! 
Do you have a mystery plant growing in your yard? Is it taking over?

Come to Willow Bend Environmental Education Center for help!

Stop by Willow Bend anytime between 10 am and 2 pm on:

-July 19th
-August 16th
-September 20th


Bring in your "suspect" plant (or pictures of it) and a representative of the San Francisco Peaks Weed Managment Area will identify it for you. If it's a "bad guy" we will give you tips on how to manage it.

We'll also have information about local weed groups in your area that are working on restoration projects and improving their neighborhood environment.

Willow Bend is located at: 703 East Sawmill Rd. Please call us at 928-779-1745 with any questions.

Monday, August 17, 2015

From the Saturday Garden Tour at Linda Giesecke's

From Linda:
Seed Trust now in Sedona, AZ has the Siberian tomato seeds collection and other nice heirlooms that you can save seeds from.  Secure.seedtrust.com is their site.
Pinetree Garden Seeds is the source that I use to by seeds; they send small quantity packets and have many short season options.   H-19 Little Leaf Cucumber is their variety that does well in pots.  Bush Delicata Squash is the winter squash that can be grown in pots.
Johnny's Seeds from Vermont no longer has the Bluahilde pole bean.  Sad!   They do have a sale on Agro Row Cover right now, the 19 is what works best for extending season.  Do check Peaceful Valley Farm Supply for Agro 19 also (and many other row covers) prices also - they are out of California so sometimes that really helps shipping costs.
Find zucchini Bread recipe on the blog under recipes.
 
From Debi Stalvey:
Our tour of Linda and Mark Giesecke's yesterday was wonderful.  I am sure Linda needed a nap after fielding all the questions. Below are some of the answers to your questions, including the recipe for the yummy zucchini bread.  She states that she used the yellow variety of zucchini which she prefers.  Also other answers to questions.... the amaranth looking plant near the patio is actually red switch grass.  Irish Spring soap was in the mesh bags to ward off deer.  The anise hyssop was by the back patio door (tall plant with purple flowers)  She uses the flowers in her salads.  The samples in the basket were Egyptian onions aka walking onions.  You plant the bulbs and next year you can eat the early stems or later pull up the bulbs  and use like onions.  As they age the plants bends over and sows the bulbs formed at the top.  That is why they are called walking onions.  

Look for the next tour on Saturday (another article)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Landscape for Life

Over the months of July and August the Coconino County Extension hosted a Landscape for Life class for more than 20 master gardeners. It was a great class that covered many aspects of developing a plan for making your home and property more sustainable. Guest speakers included an extension soil expert, landscaper, employee from the city storm water management, a landscaper/nursery owner, and a master gardener.  Hattie rounded out the last of the speakers and Sarah Posner the extension extern assisted. The last class was a practical experience of creating a water garden at the extension office. Many contributed their time, plants, and food for lunch. Below are a couple of pictures of the process and the final product. A gutter will be added to the shed in the backdrop of the photo to provide extra water when it rains.
It was a great class! Watch for future classes available from the extension.

  
         Removing rocks to create a bed                   Digging to create contours in the bed to catch water
 
Added rocks to surround the bed and planted
 
Final Rain Garden
 
Photos by Sarah Posner 

Verde Valley Seed Library






 
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A Seed Library is Coming to the Verde Valley!
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Last May, the first International Seed Library Forum was held in Tucson. Many states and eight foreign countries were represented at the three-day event. Richard Sidy, president of Gardens for Humanity, and Janice Montgomery, of the  Verde Thumbs Garden Club attended and came back excited about starting a program here. 
 
Seed Library Forum Poster

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Mushroom Festival

Arboretum at Flagstaff
Mushroom Festival August 21-22


Enjoy wild mushroom appetizers prepared by Criollo Latin Kitchen followed by a slide show with mushroom experts from 5:30-8 pm on Friday August 21st. On Saturday August 22nd a Guided Mushroom Foray from 9am - noon. Tickets are $42 for members and $50 for non-members.

Contact the Arboretum to register - www.thearb.org.
 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Flagstaff Tour of Artful Gardens.

Community Thanks: Tour yields funds for Master Gardener projects

To the editor:
The garden tour July 25 was a fun day and an amazing success.
The Coconino Master Gardeners want to thank Viola's Flower Garden for sponsoring the event. The money raised will allow to association to continue their community projects in gardening beautification, education, and sustainability.
Thanks to Loni Shapiro for creating the map, and much help in the planning and execution of the tour. The wristbands donated by Sun Sounds of Arizona were greatly appreciated.
Thanks go out to all the volunteers who helped at the gardens or with publicity: April Smith, Debi Stalvey, Molly Larsen, Arleta Cantrell, Darrin Palean, Jennifer Quarterman, Gillie Thomas, Lori Tamblingson, Marilyn Schwind, Barbie Carlyle, Doug and Cindy Moreau, Nancy Nahstoll, Pat Foster, JoAnn Alercon, Diane Flook, Deb and Tom James, Betty Marcus, Bobby Craven, and Linda Guarino.
And many special thanks to the following generous hosts who shared their lovely gardens: Joan Abbott, Jack and Vivian Delaporte, Martha Brady and Judy O'Dea, Lori and Trent Hare, Carol and Bill Rackley, Loni and Dick Shapiro, and the Olivia White Hospice Home.
COLLEEN TUCKER

Rooftop Gardens

A fun story about:
Worlds Largest Rooftop Greenhouse Coming to Chicago
http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/world-s-largest-rooftop-greenhouse-coming-to-Chicago
From Jeff Best

A few years ago I went to a garden conference outside of Chicago. As part of the conference we toured some of the city gardens. Two of them were on top of tall buildings downtown, and at the Chicago Botanic Garden they had a large rooftop garden on their research center. One of the gardens atop a building downtown even had a small stream going around it. We can thank the last Mayor Daly, because his wife was a master gardener and encouraged gardens of all kinds in the downtown area. Photos were take in October.

Enjoy!
 
Schwab Rehab Center Rooftop Garden
A river runs through it!
 

Chicago Botanic Garden
Research Building
Rooftop Garden
 
Loni Shapiro

Saturday, August 1, 2015

MNA - Botany Workshop


Plants of Northern Arizona
Session 1: Aug 1 and; 2, 9am-5pm 
OR Session 2: Aug 8 and; 9, 9am-5pm 

Did you know? Arizona is the fourth most floristically diverse state in the United States. Learn all about the plants of the Colorado Plateau and be the envy of your friends on your next high altitude hike! This course will provide an introduction to basic botanical terms, plant collecting techniques, basic plant taxonomy and identification of common native and invasive plants found in northern Arizona.

$180 members / $225 non-members
Includes lunch & transportation



Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 8/13/15


Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 8/13/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco

6:30pm – 6:40pm             Welcome – Jim Mast
               
Announcements             Meeting Raffle – $1 each or 6 for $5 - Must be present to win

6:40pm – 6:45pm             Introduction of speaker Loni Shapiro

6:45pm- 7:45pm               Education - Native Grasses of Northern Arizona - Susan Lamb Bean & Kirstin Olman-Phillips

 15 minute break
7:45pm-8:00pm           Raffle Prize Drawing
Refreshments provided by Loni Shapiro and Betty Marcus
 
8:00pm - 8:25pm              Business Meeting – Jim Mast

Arizona Native Plant Society UPDATE


Here is a message from Doug Ripley, President of the AZNPS chapter, I highlighted the two announcements that may be of interest to you. 
Posted by
D. Lamm  
Hello Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying a nice summer.  I want to update you on a few AZNPS items.
1.  Chiricahua Mountains Workshop.  The Tucson and Cochise Chapters are again sponsoring a workshop in the Chiricahua Mountains on 5-7 September 2015. See attachments for details.   
 
2. The Plant Press:  Unfortunately, we ran into a production delay on getting the next issue of the Plant Press out but it should be available in the next two weeks.
 
3.  Happenings:  Sue Carnahan has done a wonderful job editing Happenings for the past two years but she  would like to retire from that position.  Is there a Flagstaff member willing to take over that job.

Many thanks for all your support to the AZPS!

Doug
520-909-3132 
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Attachment(s) from Dorothy Lamm | View attachments on the web

Monday, July 13, 2015

Seed Library



 
Gardening Etcetera: Growing a Seed Lending Library for Flagstaff

AZ Daily Sun July 03, 2015 12:24 am  •  JACKEE ALSTON

When I walked into the small, public library in Brandon, VT, it only took me a moment to notice the quaint, 15-drawer card catalog with a hand-painted sign over it, “Seed Lending Library”. I fell in love with the idea as soon as I opened a drawer. A place for the community to borrow flower and vegetable seeds, grow them, and then return the seeds from that year’s harvest? Sold. In a town of 1,500 people, I knew if Brandon could support a seed library, so could Flagstaff and Coconino County. Today there are over 400 seed lending libraries cropping up all over the United States. These libraries offer seeds not only encapsulating the potential for families to feed themselves, but locally-proven seeds with a history of success—some as ancient as the first people to inhabit the area. This summer a seed library will open to the public at the University of Arizona Coconino County Cooperative Extension Office located on 2304 North 3rd Street. Dubbed Grow Flagstaff! Seed Lending Library, seeds will include flower and vegetable varieties adapted to grow in our climate conditions, as well as native seeds attractive to local gardeners.
What is a seed library and how does it work? A seed library is a storehouse of open-pollinated or heirloom seeds available to the community as a free - though priceless - service much like a book lending library. It is based on an easy membership form and relies on the return of next generation seeds from its patrons as well as donations from local gardeners and seed companies. By collecting and providing a pure source of seeds optimal for our local conditions and the knowledge on how to grow them, a seed library promises that people will have a better chance of becoming successful gardeners each year.

Love A Lot Project

Subject: Work Day this Saturday July 18 - 9am-11 am or noon
Greetings all! 
Many thanks to all who have been pitching in to keep our SFdA grounds so beautiful!   And Praise God for the marvelous sun and rain!
Our current Public Enemy # 1 is the Diffuse Knapweed - now in full bloom and making itself at home all along the North Driveway.  (pics attached and below)
Don't let its delicate flowers fool you - this character is INVASIVE and strangles out more desirable grasses and flowers.
Shovels and picks can help get its deep taproot out - but at this point in the plant's life cycle, we can also use loppers or pruners to cut it off close to the ground.  Please carefully bag this for the trash so seeds will not spread.
 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Organic Gardening Month at Garlands






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July is Organic Gardening Month  
at Garland's Oak Creek Lodge 
To celebrate and educate the benefits of gardening and sustainable eco-friendly products, Garland's Oak Creek Lodge will be hosting the first annual Organic Gardening Month with four events throughout the month, with all proceeds benefiting the programs of Gardens for Humanity. 
  • Practices and Principles of Organic Beekeeping (more>)
  • A Day in the Garden - Tour the Garland's Orchard & Garden with Tips from the Experts (more>)
  • An Afternoon of Pairs - Tasting Event Featuring Local Wines, Chocolates and Cheeses (more>)
  • Meet the Chef: A behind the scenes look at Garland's Kitchen with Chef Brian Widmer  (more>)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CMGA Meeting


Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 7/9/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco

6:30pm – 6:35pm             Welcome – Jim Mast

6:35pm – 6:40pm             Dana Prom Smith – Loni Shapiro
                                            
Announcements               Meeting Raffle – $1 each or 6 for $5 - Must be present to win

6:40pm – 6:45pm             Introduction of speakers Loni Shapiro

6:45pm- 7:45pm               Continuing EducationJackee Alston, Nichole Gregory, Loni Shapiro -                                            Seed Saving/Seed Library
15 minute break
7:45pm-8:00pm                Raffle Prize Drawing
     Refreshments provided by Carol Chicci and Leslie Perrish

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

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

CMGA 1st Annual Garden Tours



Flagstaff Tour of Artful Gardens

Saturday July 25, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Experience seven creative gardens and outdoor living spaces on a self-guided tour.

$12 per person

Maps available the day of the event at Viola’s Flower Garden (2654 E. Rte 66)

Tickets, Information, and Reservations: CT 853-0315
Sponsored by Viola’s Flower Garden and Coconino Master Gardeners Assoc.

Friday, June 12, 2015

CMGA Lecture/Fifty Shades of Blue: Colorful Flowers of Flagstaff

The CMGA would like to thank our fearless leader Hattie Braun for presenting our educational program for our June meeting. "Fifty Shades of Blue: Colorful Flowers for Flagstaff" For those who haven't been around as long as I have (17 years as a master gardener), this lecture has evolved over the years. I first heard Hattie present to my master gardener class in 1998 on the Flowers of Flagstaff. At that time it included many of her favorites from Pennsylvania that work here. It has evolved to include more native to the west plants, and many more draught tolerant ideas. More than half were blue or shades of blue/purple (also red, yellow and white), and were from gardens in Flagstaff. Hattie had time to share the benefits besides beauty and how and why they work. Thanks for making us love gardening here, with all of it's problems. Here is a copy of Hattie's list:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2HWdnh89Cb6U1dxNXdfYjM3NkU/view?usp=sharing
Two of the books recommended were "Waterwise Plants for Stainable Gardens" by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden, Timber Press, 2011 ($18 Amazon).
"Durable Plants for the Garden: A Plant Select Guide", edited by James E. Henrich, 2009, Fulcrum Publishing ($27 Amazon).
Next month we will be talking about the planned Seed Library/Grow Flagstaff. Jackie Alston, Nicole Gregory, and myself will talk about the Seed Library, different kinds of seeds, and seed saving. Come join us on July 9th.

Loni Shapiro
CMGA Education Chair

2015 Grants


2015 CMGA GRANTS
APPLICANTS      AFFILIATION       AMOUNT        USE

1.       Jackee Alston & Hattie Braun, Grow Flagstaff! Seed Library, $250, for printing of signage, brochures, and other educational materials available at the county extension office

2.       Dot Himes & Valerie Dalton, San Francisco de Asis/ Love-a-Lot Project, $312, for purchase of tools, xeriscape plants, and native seeds

3.       Dave Schuck & Mary DeMuth, Lowell Observatory, $250, for creation of a Putnam Memorial Garden by Pluto Walk.

4.       Judy Springer & Laura Davis, NAU & Willow Bend, $250, for relocation of Michael Moore Medical Plant Garden to Willow Bend & NAU, for soils, hose, tools, and ground cloth.  

5.       Lissa Buyske, Colton Community Garden, MNA, $272.49, for hardware cloth in vegetable demonstration garden beds

6.       Tom Parker, The Arboretum of Flagstaff, $250-500, for a signage on the milkweed establishment program for monarch butterflies. 

7.       Dave Brimhall, Riordan Mansion, $207.15, for grape vine arbor over vegetable garden entrance.

8.       Rosemary Logan and April Smith, Pinyon Drive Community Garden, $214.85 (invoice from Peaceful Valley) for frost cloth, hoops for raised beds, and seedlings (no seedlings budget included).

9.        Linda Guarino, Olivia White Hospice Garden, $500 for a garden shed.

10.     Jeff Best, Sunshine Rescue Mission, $175 for the vegetable garden.

PROJECT SUMMARIES