Coconino Master Gardener Association

Another beauty from Cindy Murray. Swallowtail butterfly on phlox.

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 Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (1601 N. San Francisco). 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
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!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Garden Visits 2014

Hi Everyone-We have another visit this weekend, see below.  Unfortunately I don't have another lined up.  If you know someone or want to offer your own garden please let me know.  Thanks Christine and Duncan Orr for having us last weekend, it was awesome.  The following is what  Christine sent me regarding some of your questions.  See you Sat.  Debi 699-3504

> So…. the name of the powder coating business is Iron Horse Coatings, 1300 S. Thompson St., Set. B and the # is 774-3700. Doug and son, Matt are the owners and really nice people. Good communicators and that counts for a lot in business today! Our 6 pieces were completed in a very timely way.
> Catalog for my favorite self-watering containers for annuals, peppers and tomatoes: Gardeners”s Supply Company, I like their large 17” square containers better than the Earth Box or the one Warners sells. They also make a 15” square one. Pricey but watch for the price reduction sale when buying at least 2. They come with casters and the system to tell you when to water is great!

Sept 13th 10am:Jackie Clark-Foxglen
The yard is fairly mature. The bones were there when we bought the house 14 years ago. We have added and subtracted over the years. The yard is a series of gardens, separated by paths. We added a flagstone patio and a small lawn this year which greatly added to our enjoyment of the space.
1627 N Owl (Foxglen).  Take 4th St to Butler. Left on Butler. Left at the light onto Foxglen. Right (after the condos) onto DeerCrossing. Left immediately onto Owl. We are on the left at the end of the block.

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