Coconino Master Gardener Association

From Cindy Murray some of the beautiful fall color - maple and aspen..

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities for 2018

Please check out MG Projects List for 2018 for general info.
Weekly information will be posted on this page.




Riordan Mansion Garden
I think we timed it right.  After this very cold spell we should have a nice day on Saturday to "winterize" the gardens.  I believe most plants have now frozen so we can cut them back.  We will plan to work from the visitor center north taking down what we can.  I did get a free rose that we can put in the courtyard area and mulch real well.  If you have pruners or other tools that would be helpful bring them, but I do have tools to share.  Otherwise bring your water and I will have snacks.  We will start at 10am and go to around noon.  Please sign in at the visitor's center.  Again, if you are unable to make it I look forward to seeing you next year and want to thank you for all your hard work this year. 
We have definitely enhanced the mansion with our gardens.
Nov. 17th for putting the garden to bed.
Deb Stalvey
928-699-3504

Deaver Herbarium
The Deaver mounting sessions will resume in September. We will meet bimonthly on the first and third Thursdays from 1:30-3:30pm in the
herbarium located in room 313 in the Biological Sciences Building (#21) on South Beaver Street
No experience necessary, newcomers are always welcome.
The dates for November: November 1 and 15; for December: December 6 and 20.
For more information please contact organizers Vera Markgraf (vera.markgraf86@gmail.com) or Gisela Kluwin (gkluwin2@gmail.com)








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