Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 4/10/2014, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 1601 N. San Francisco
Mick Henry - Trimming fruit trees and pruning
Refreshments provided by Galen and Andrea Guernette
Calendars: all 2014 calendars have been sold. Debi Stalvey will organize this project for 2015 calendars.
Meeting raffle: raffle item will be either a plant from the Home Show displays donated by Loni Shapiro or a load of compost delivered by Hunter Kemmet.
Financial report – Linda Guarino/Crys Wells
Checking: 3536.07, PayPal: 12.98, Total: 3648.99
Home and Garden Show
The effort was successful. All the volunteers did a great job setting up the booth. Special thanks to Jackie Clark for all her efforts. Attendance was good for some lectures and poor for others. We need to try to get a booth next year on the opposite end of the dome, away from the wind for the large doors. One speaker complained about the advertising as only five people showed up.
MG Projects/Blog - Loni Shapiro
A discussion on Grant Applications for 2014 occurred but final decisions on numbers were not decided because so few of the board were present. Loni will draft a general form and forward to the board for approval. Deadline for applying will be May 31. Crys asked that the draft that the wording be changed to 'MG Projects will be given priority' rather than that they 'must be MG Projects'. She also stated that last year the decision was done by a committee rather than the board. It needs to be done by June 12th for the meeting. The board needs to decide how they want to proceed.
Continuing Education – Ed Skiba
May – Future of the Ponderosa Pine Forests in Northern Arizona - Dr. Tom Kolb
June – Firewise - Hattie to advise the speaker
July - History of the Extension in Arizona - Hattie Braun
August – Mushrooms - Rachael Edelstein
September – Annual barbeque
October – Probuild/Juli Littou Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse
November - Bees Dr. Kristen Porter, NAU
December – Holiday Party
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells
Through March: Volunteer 221.25 hrs, Education 63 hrs
For the year: Volunteer 452 hrs, Education 96.5 hrs.
Next meeting: May 8, 2013
Tom Kolb, NAU School of Forestry - future of ponderosa pine forests in N AZ