Coconino Master Gardener Association

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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, February 28, 2018

CMGA March Meeting Agenda

Coconino Master Gardener Meeting Agenda
Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:30pm
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church—Benson Hall
1601 N. San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

6:30-6:50pm       Welcome-Sherline Alexander   
6:50-6:55pm       Introduction of Speakers—Gilli Thomas
6:55-7:45pm       Education:  Jackee Alston, Season Extenders
(15 minute break with refreshments)

8:00-8:25pm       Business Meeting—Sherline Alexander
Need a volunteer for fundraising chair/committee, this includes the monthly raffle.
Committee signups:  Spring seminar committee, Earth Day sign ups and Fall 2018 conference committee
MG Coordinator Happenings—Hattie Braun
          2018 Home and Garden show at the NAU Field House. 
          Fall into Gardening 2018
          MG Class in Flagstaff 2/6-5/8 9a-12:30p, Coconino Public Health Bldg.
          Earth Day—April 21 at Bushmaster Park, 11a-2p
          Beginning Gardener Talks
          Flagstaff Monthly Garden Tours
                                Financial Report—Molly Larsen                               
Committee Progress Reports:
MG Projects—Jackee Alston, Grant applications/Seed Library
Gardening Workshop – Sherline Alexander
Summer Garden Sale – Judy Springer                    
Continuing Education—Gilli Thomas
        April 12 Carol Chicci - Selecting and Growing Roses in Flagstaff
        May 10 Tom Mast – Growing Tomatoes in Flagstaff
Social – Liz George                         
Volunteer Support—Tim Ellsworth-Bowers /Crys Wells
                                    Historian—Tammy Valdovino

8:25-8:30              Gardening Questions?

Next meeting:  April 12 –Roses for Flagstaff/Carol Chicci

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