Coconino Master Gardener Association

Tulipa tarda one of my favorite species tulips. Cultivation of tulips began in Persia and spread to Turkey and Afghanistan and these beauties thrive on climates with long, cool springs and dry summers. Species tulips are one of the early blooming tulips in Flagstaff. There are a few in the Arboretum gardens and many at Olivia White Hospice Gardens. They are short, close to the ground, and come in many colors and shapes, bur usually more open than the standard Holland tulips. Look for these to plant in the fall for next year.
Loni Shapiro


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
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!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

CMGA Meeting Agenda for April

Coconino Master Gardener Meeting Agenda
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church—Benson Hall
1601 N. San Francisco, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

6:30-6:35pm    Welcome-Sherline Alexander   
6:35-6:40pm    Introduction of Speakers—Gilli Thomas
6:40-7:45pm    Education:  Carol Chicci, Choosing and Caring for Roses in Flagstaff
       
(15 minute break with refreshments)

8:00-8:25pm    Business Meeting—Sherline Alexander
Galen Guerette has volunteered to head up the monthly raffle, but we still need a volunteer for fundraising chair/committee.  
Signups -  Earth Day, Fall 2018 conference and Community Market
MG Coordinator Happenings—Hattie Braun
  • 2018 Flagstaff Home and Garden Show—April 13-15, 2018.  Will be in the Field House at NAU instead of the Walkup Sky Dome
  • 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
  • Flagstaff Monthly Garden Tours
  • Milkweed Monarch Project
        Financial Report—Molly Larsen     
  
Committee Progress Reports:
Fundraising—Open
Gardening Workshop – Marion Sharp
Summer Garden Sale – Judy Springer       
Continuing Education—Gilli Thomas
  • May 10  Jim Mast – Growing Tomatoes in Flagstaff
  • June 14 Andrea Huntley, Terra Birds-Community Garden
  • July 12 Nigel Sparks – Water Harvesting
  • August 9 Speaker TBA - Trees to Grow in Northern Arizona
  • September date TBA Annual Picnic
  • October 11 Jan Busco – Summer in the MNA Gardens
  • November 8 Nigel Sparks – Landscaping
  • December 13 Christmas Party
Blog/Communication – Loni Shapiro
Social – Liz George       
Volunteer Support—Tim Ellsworth-Bowers /Crys Wells
            Historian—Tammy Valdovino
New Business:

8:25-8:30    Gardening Questions?

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