Coconino Master Gardener Association

From Loni Shapiro
One of my favorite spring flowers from my old yard. One of many species tulips that the new owner can enjoy. Check out google for photos of many more you can add to your yard.
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 27, 2016

Plant Medicine Summit

From Phyllis Hogan via Dorothy Lamm
Subject: Plant Medicine Summit: Restore Balance & Experience Deep Healing

Greetings,
What if the power to heal was all around you in the natural world?
Since the dawn of humanity, people from across the globe have used what was in “nature’s pharmacy” to heal themselves — botanical treatments, healing tinctures and medicinal remedies from the herbs, flowers and flora that surrounded them.
While the advances of modern medicine are miraculous, as we’ve pursued the newest frontiers of science, we’ve too often lost touch with our biological and spiritual connection to nature... and the healing power that comes through our plant allies.
Plants can purify, rejuvenate and evolve us, as well as sharpen our minds, extend our lives and deepen our connection with this blessed planet.
This is why I’m passionate about you joining me for The Plant Medicine Summit, where you’ll discover medicinal plants that can be easily grown in your garden — or otherwise accessed locally — and be introduced to trusted guides who can show you exactly how to use them wisely and effectively.

Free Online Event
The Plant Medicine Summit
March 15-18, 2016
Phyllis Hogan

 
During this inspiring 4-day summit, you’ll discover:

  • How medicinal plants can address gaps in our healthcare system — providing nourishment, detoxification & healing
  • Powerful ways you can transform your garden into a “home pharmacy”
  • Expert guidance on stocking your medicine cabinet with natural remedies from trusted sources
  • Insights for creating local gardens as a foundation for community healthcare & strengthening collaborative action in your area
  • Inspirational ways medicinal plant industries can help alleviate poverty through sustainable projects
And much more!
The Plant Medicine Summit will benefit anyone who is intrigued by the healing and evolutionary benefits of botanical medicine as well as professionals across multiple disciplines who work with herbs, plants, oils, energetics or the environment.
Whether you’re experimenting with herbal gardening, supplementing your diet, seeking to treat a disease, or looking for tips on working with clients, you’ll find eye-opening sessions that will inspire, educate and empower you.
Join me and the amazing panel of other presenters to discover the curative and evolutionary powers of medicinal plants — many of which you can grow in your own garden or pick up in your neighborhood!

Yours truly,
Phyllis Hogan
PS — Here’s what people have shared about summit host David Crow & his Plant Medicine course at The Shift Network:
David has the most balanced, informed approach to holistic healing and natural medicine I've ever encountered. I have benefited from this knowledge on both a personal and professional level. 
— Jennifer Malins, Integrative Nutrition Coach & Author, Indianapolis, IN
I am very, very happy with the change in my health due to applying this information. This information can only deepen and continue to bring benefits of which I am able to share with others as I am always working with people who face health challenges. — Ananta Kranti, Thailand
David Crow is a true gift. Pure inspiration! It was food for the soul, something that I obviously needed right at this time. I feel so much more awakened to the interdependence of all things through experience. — Fiona, Australia
I feel like a kid in a candy shop wanting to try everything! We’ve been given tools to understand and explore medicinal plants in a safe way, but also with the understanding that we pay attention to how each plant affects us individually and in each and every situation. 
— Aruna, Aptos, California U.S.A.
The information we’ve received is so fundamentally important that I think it should be given to every human being on the planet. It should be taught to our children in schools. — Wendy, New Zealand

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