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!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

CMGA February Meeting Agenda


 
Master Gardener Meeting Agenda 2/12/15
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N. San Francisco
6:30pm – 6:35pm               Welcome –Jim Mast
 
Announcements                  Meeting Raffle – $1 each or 6 for $5 - Must be present to win
·         Drawing will be held after refreshments and before the business meeting  
                                           
6:35pm – 6:40pm               Introduction of speaker Loni Shapiro
 
6:40pm- 7:45pm                 Continuing Education - Kim Howell-Costion - Building Healthy Soils, with
                                               Emphasis on Lasagna Gardening
15 minute break
7:45pm-8:00pm                  Refreshments provided by Carol Chicce and Leslie Penick
       and Raffle Prize Drawing 
 
8:00pm - 8:25pm                Business Meeting – Jim Mast
 
MG Coordinator Happenings - Hattie Braun
·         Conference
o    Meeting next Wednesday the 11th at 1pm at the extension office.
·         Spring Class
o    TH, 1-4:30pm. 2/5 - 5/14/2015, N. AZ Health Care 1000 N Humphreys.
·         Home Show
o    April 10, 11, and 12.  Set-up April 9th, tear-down April 12 and 13.
·         Earth Day
o    Saturday, April 18th at City Hall

Financial report – Sue Madden
 
Vice President – Ed Skiba
·         Looking for someone with audio/visual expertise.
 
Committee Reports:
Volunteer Support – Crys Wells
·         Discounts at all nurseries for CMGA members remains the same as last year.
                                        Fund Raising – Debbie James
·         Aprons $15 each – Loni Shapiro
·         Current calendars half price $6 each -  James Kasennich
·          Garden Tours - Colleen Tucker
Continuing Education/Blog – Loni Shapiro
MG Projects – Jackee Alston and Gili Thomas
Community Markets – Andrea Guerrette
 
8:25pm – 8:30pm               Gardening Questions?       
 
Next meeting:                     March - Nicole Gregory about Seed Starting
Educational and Volunteer Opportunities from the blog (coconinomgassociation.blogspot.com)
 

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