Coconino Master Gardener Association

From Cindy Murray a molting yellow rumped warbler eating aphids on her peach tree in Timberline. She likes to call him "Scruffles".

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 Viola's Flower Garden (610 S. 89A (site of the old Jackson's Grill)). 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
Contacts.
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!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Flagstaff Foodlink - UA Downtown Lecture Series/Live Streamed in Flagstaff

For all those interested in growing and eating local foods for diversity and health.
I'm happy to announce that Rendezvous Coffee House has generously offered to stream the UA's Downtown Lecture Series which is focused on FOOD this year.

LIVE streaming will be taking place every Wednesday starting on October 15 and will go through November 12 at 6:30pm at Rendezvous Coffee House at 100 South San Francisco St. in Downtown Flagstaff.

Here is the schedule of the lectures:

Food for Pleasure, Vitality, and Health
November 12, 2014
Victoria Maizes, Co-Director of the UA’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

FOR MORE INFORMATION about viewing in Flagstaff, email flagstafffoodlink@gmail.com   
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES, visit http://downtownlectures.arizona.edu/2014-downtown-lecture-series
For questions, please contact
Lydia Breunig, Director of Outreach, UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at 

Please spread widely,
Regan Emmons

Garden Starts CSA (community supported agriculture)

Flagstaff Foodlink (501c3)  Growing food, growing community
flaggardenstarts@gmail.com

 
Flagstaff Foodlink cultivates and celebrates local, healthy, equitable, and resilient food systems in our community.

 

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