Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 11/14/2013
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
Calendars are now available for sale at the Coconino County Extension office, Warner’s, Native Plant & Seed, Riordan Mansion, and the Allstate office on Cedar. Suggestions on other locations for selling the calendars were the Flagstaff Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce. Sherline Alexander said she would check with some people who are exhibiting at local arts and crafts fairs to see if the calendars could be sold there.
Deb Noel – Historic Gardens and Gardeners
Deb Noel gave an overview of botany and botanists in the United States. She talked about the importance John and William Bartram, their garden and seed and plant business. In addition, she spoke about how many of the founding fathers of the country were gardeners. For more information on Bartram’s Garden and early gardeners in the United States, check out the following website and books. The public library has copies of both of the books.
Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation, Andrea Wulf, 2011.
The Brother Gardeners: A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession, Andrea Wulf, 2010
Thanks to Susan Thompson and Sherline Alexander for the wonderful refreshments.