Coconino Master Gardener Association

Another beauty from Cindy Murray. Swallowtail butterfly on phlox.

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 (1601 N. San Francisco). 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 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!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Warner's Spring Seminars

2012 Events & Seminars at Warner’s

Looking for some education hours for your Master Gardener certification? check out the spring seminar schedule for Warner's.
Join the conversation on facebook: warners nursery & landscape co
1101 E. Butler Avenue ~ Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-1983

Thursdays - 3/8-3/15/-3/22 4pm
Basics of Hydroponics: What is hydroponics? What can
I grow using this method, and how? This seminar is offered
three different times, to fit your busy schedule!

Saturday 3/10 10am
Start with the soil: Learn the importance of healthy soil,
what it will do for your plants, and how to get it.

Saturday 3/17 10am
Basics of Pruning: Now’s the time to do a little cutting to
ensure your plants are as attractive and healthy as they can be.
Learn what to prune & how.

Wednesday 3/21 6pm
Easy & Inexpensive Early Season Veggie Gardening:
Save money and grow healthy food for your family! We’ll show
you what to grow, and how!

Saturday 3/24 10am
Fruit Tree Pruning for the Home Orchardist:
Proper pruning is essential for fruit production and the health
of your tree. We’ll teach you easy techniques.

Wednesday 3/28 6pm
Fruit Tree Grafting: No kidding! Our grower has had
years of experience & training in grafting fruit trees, and he’s
going to share the secrets of the trade!

Saturday 3/31 10am
Pruning Evergreens: We’ll teach you the easy way to
create beautiful and healthy evergreen trees & shrubs!

Thursday 4/5 4pm
Composting & Garden Prep:
Healthy soil is the most important ingredient to healthy vegetables and gardens. We’ll show you how!

Saturday 4/7 10am-2pm
Easter Egg Hunt:
Our official kickoff of spring! Family fun, pony rides, petting
zoo, games and activities for all. Free admission; there is a fee
for some activities.

1 comment:

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