Coconino Master Gardener Association

From Cindy Murray a molting yellow rumped warbler eating aphids on her peach tree in Timberline. She likes to call him "Scruffles".

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 Viola's Flower Garden (610 S. 89A (site of the old Jackson's Grill)). 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 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!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Riordan Mansion Workdays

From Charlotte Dodgson
Hi everyone. Well it is that time of year again. Below find the work day dates for this year. I hope you will be able to join us during several of our work projects.  I will also send out a reminder before each work day. Please bring your tools. We will be doing a lot of digging the first month or so and while the Riordan has a few shovels if a lot of you come on any given day we may not have enough. I will bring cold jug of water to refill your water bottles from. If you can not come during the times we are there we have a need for a couple of people to water during the week on either a Monday/Tuesday or a onThursday/Friday.  We will also have a need for someone to weed and deadhead flowers starting in July. Let me know if you want to take on either project.  

WORK DAYS

Use the visitors center parking lot. Please don't use the first two rows of parking. If you get there and the gate is closed it is not locked even though it looks like it is. Just open the gate, drive in, shut the gate again and park in the visitors parking lot. The back parking area will not be available to use this year. Come for all of the time or only a part of the time. All help is welcome! If you get there and Dave and I am not there yet we will be there very shortly as we probably got tied up picking up supplies. 

APRIL:
Friday, April 12, 9:30 am - 1:00p.m. 
Friday, April 26,    "             "
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 - 1:00p.m.
No work mornings if it is snowing or raining.


MAY:
Friday,    May 3, 9:30 - 1:00p.m
Saturday May 4    "        "
Friday,    May 17  "        "
Saturday May 25  "        "
Friday     May 31

JUNE
Saturday  June 1   9:30 - 1:00
Friday     June 14    "        "
Saturday June 15    "       "
Friday     June 28    "        "

JULY:
Friday      July 12   9:00 - 1:00
Saturday  July 20      "        "
Friday      July 26      "        "
Saturday  July 27      "        "

August: 
Friday     August 2     9:00 - 1:00
Saturday August 10      "        "
Friday     August 16      "        "
Friday     August 30      "        "
Saturday August 31      "        "

September:
Friday      September 13   9:30 - 1:00
Friday      September 27      "       "
Saturday  September 28       "      "

October: Final Grounds Clean Up Days
Friday     October 4     10:00 - 1:00
Friday     October 18       "         "
Saturday October 19       "         "

Dave and I look forward to seeing and working with all of you again this year. If you have any questions please call one of us or e-mail us.  Thanks
Charlotte dod43cb@live.com213-0187 or 890-9216:  Dave brimhall.dave@gmail.com 699-3331

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