Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 10/10/2013
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
Loni Shapiro – Growing Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, Tubers and Tuberous Roots in Flagstaff
Loni Shapiro, master gardener gave an interesting presentation on growing bulbs in Flagstaff. Now is the time to get spring bulbs in the ground. She mentioned the following sources for more information on bulbs:
Common bulbs by type
General characteristics of summer and fall flowering bulbs
Bulbs that naturalize
Basic flowering periods, height, usage for flowering bulbs
Home bulb forcing
Thanks to Laura Parker and Jackee Alston for the delicious refreshments.
Business Meeting – Debi Stalvey
Debi Stalvey called for nominations for officers and committee chairs for 2014. No one volunteered. Nominations will be needed before the November meeting where elections take place. We especially need people to run for president and secretary as Debi Stalvey and Ann Eagan have served the maximum terms as President and Secretary. Please contact Debi Stalvey at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in running for president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer or to serve on a committee, either as chair or as a member. Committee chairs and members are needed for: Education (the first 3 speakers for 2014 are already confirmed), Master Gardener Projects.
The following people have expressed interest in continuing as officers or committee chairs:
Vice-President: Charlotte Dodgson
Co-Treasurers: Linda Guarino/Crys Wells
Community Markets: Sherline Alexander
Historian: Tammy Valdovino
Volunteer Support: Crys Wells
The calendars have not yet arrived though hopefully they will be delivered by tomorrow. They will be available at the Warners Native Plant and Seed, Riordan and the Coconino Extension Office. The cost for the calendars is a donation of $10/calendar or 3 or $25.
The Christmas Party will take place on Thursday, December 12 at the Shepherd of the Hills Church, 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will be a potluck and we will have the gift exchange. Bring your family for a fun evening. Invitations will be sent out later.
Financial report – Linda Guarino/Crys Wells
We now have 88 members. There is currently $2119.02 in the checking account. The board decided to maintain a balance of $1,000 in the checking account – one year’s expenses.
MG Program Happenings (class) – Hattie Braun
Hattie asked for suggestions for where the spring master garden class could be held. The Northern Arizona Healhcare Education Center in the Basha’s Shopping Center near the hospital, the new fire station in Mountainaire, and Shepherd of the Hills Church were all suggested.
Home and Garden Show, Mar. 28-30, 2014 – Hattie Braun
Several people volunteered to work on the Home and Garden Show. Hattie stated she wants to have a planning meeting before Christmas. We will have 8 booths.
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells
Master Gardeners volunteered for 610.75 in September and earned 34 education hours. Year-to-Date: Volunteer: 3812, Education: 711.
Q. How did your tomatoes do this year?
A. A lot of people lost their entire garden due to the hailstorm. Others did quite well. Some people used tomato trolleys (from Gardeners Supply) or a child’s wagon to move their tomatoes into the garage when the weather started getting cooler at night.
Announcement: Hunter Kemmet will deliver horse manure for your garden for a $10 donation. You will need to unload it. Call him at 602-290-7751 to schedule a delivery.