Coconino Master Gardener Association

From Loni Shapiro a photo of one of the beautiful gardens seen on the Flagstaff Tour of Artful Gardens 2017. The Gimenez property features a koi stocked pond, a flowing creek, and 5 waterfalls.

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!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Flagstaff Garden Starts CSA

The Flagstaff Garden Start CSA shares are going fast! Thanks to all those who have signed up and donated to the scholarship fund. We do have a limited number of shares, so please sign up as soon as possible! If would like to share a share with someone, but don't have anyone to share with, let me know and I will try to connect you with someone in your neighborhood also interested in sharing.

You can submit your registration forms via email, and you can also pay online. Please contact me if you are sending your forms through the mail. FORM

If you are interested in a scholarship, you can request them through the registration form.
We will start sowing on March 7, if you are interested in volunteering this year, please let me know. We need help sowing, thinning, writing lables, making seed packets and transporting to/distributing at Native Plant and Seed.

I have attached the registration and the flyer, please spread the word!

Also, Roots Composting, a local compost company (where we get our compost for our soil mix), has started offering residential compost collection service! They recently partnered with Good Earth Power to compost materials from the 4FRI restoration project and are growing their operation.
For just $10 a month, they will pick up your home compost every week and swap it out with a clean bucket. 
Let them do the dirty work for you! Sign up at http://rootscomposting.com/residential.html 
or contact :
Patrick Pfeifer /Roots Composting Co-Founder  - 630-639-1564
Have a great weekend!
Regan Emmons
Terra BIRDS
Director of Grow Program
P.O. Box 605
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(mobile) 808-344-0904
grow@terrabirds.org
 

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