Master Gardener Meeting Minutes 6/12/2014
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
Welcome – Agenda – Hunter Kemmet gave a brief review of agenda for the evening
Raffle Drawing Prize was Eatable landscape book won by Sue Madden
MG Project Grant Presentations – Loni Shapiro presented checks to some of the organizations present. Mountain School $300, Pioneer Museum $250, Pinon Community Garden $250, Killip Elementary School $103.50 and Lowell Observatory $529.
Introduction of speaker – Ed Skiba
Continuing Education Sue Madden, Master Gardener was our guest speaker, presenting - Straw Bale Gardening. She was born and raised in the “I’ve got black garden soil and I can grow anything” state of Montana, Susan now lives in the Flagstaff “suburb” of Munds Park, where she was a part-tine resident for 18 years and now has been a full-time resident for 9 years. Prior to retirement, Susan lived in the Tempe area and worked at Arizona State University for 25 years. She is a master gardener and was a member of the 2012 winter class. Susan volunteers at the Pinewood Fire Department where she maintains flower gardens designed and built as a trainee project along with Debbie Banta and Joy Salazar. She also is a board member of the Pinewood Fire wise Team, and a certified member of the Coconino County CERTS group.
Refreshments by – Leslie Penick and Charlotte Dodgson
Business Meeting – Hunter Kemmet
Financial report – Linda Guarino/Crys Wells – for May 2014 we received $40 in membership dues,
$38 on last month raffle, there were misc. expenses and we paid for name badge covers. Our
balance todate is $3819.00.
MG Coordinator - Hattie Braun. Travel to the Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration on July
24. It will be held at University of Arizona's Mahan Park/Summer Headquarters at V Bar V
Ranch. The ranch is located near Happy Jack, AZ, about 40 miles from Flagstaff. Master Gardener
Jim Mast is one of the Centennial Honorees. There will be eight workshops and lunch. A maximum
of 300 people may attend the event. Tom DeGomez will rent a van. There will also be another
Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration on October 4th at the Phoenix Zoo.
Designated Campus Colleague – UofA will be requiring all Master Gardeners to register with this program. I’ll need name, email, and birthday. July-June email to collect information, put you in the system, will cover liability, other advantages. Extension office expecting a new person July 7th.
Continuing Education – Ed Skiba speakers for July - History of the Extension in Arizona - Hattie Braun and Gail Morris Talk on butterflies, August – Mushrooms - Rachael Edelstein, September – Annual barbeque, October – Probuild/Juli Littou Building an Inexpensive Greenhouse, November - Bees Dr. Kristen Porter, NAU and December – Holiday Party. I’m starting to look at next year’s schedule. Sue Madden proposed that Ed give his talk and he agreed to do around March 2015.
Community Markets – Andrea Guerrette - Volunteers are still needed – sign-up sheet on table. Sunday’s have gone very well. Lots of visitors to our booth.
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells We have 33 people, ?? volunteer hours, and 54.5 education hours reported.
2015 CMGA Calendar – Debi Stalvey – Photo entry deadline is June 30th. Need a 4x6 color picture. The CMGA board will pick the pictures in July. Flagstaff, AZ will be added to the calendar. Drop off pictures with Hattie at the extension office or my office ate the All State Office.
Gardening Questions? Where can I find free mulch? Maybe at the landfill or contact Mick Henry, ANA Tree Trimmers.
Next meeting: July 10, 2014 Hattie Braun – Extension History (10 minutes) and Gail Morris – Butterflies – SW Monarch Program
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