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V O LUME 14 I SSUE 6 J U NE 2009 I NS I DE T H I S I S S UE Plant/Art Drop-off MG Bus Trip to Lauritzen Gardens Sites Directory Updates 2 2 Article and Photos by Marty Williams, Master Gardener Bus Trip Thank You 2 Garden Pre-Tour & Nearly 30 Master Gardeners made the Preview Sale 3 Spring Bus Trip May 2nd. This year‘s Interviewers Needed 3 destination was Lauritzen Gardens near Mentors Wanted 3 downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Garden Tour To-Do's 3-4 Spring Seminar Attendance 4 The time on the bus was enlivened by Wagons Needed 4 passing along geological information about the terrain we could see from the windows Garden Tour Ticket Sales Contest 5 – Loess Hill, the Missouri River Valley and the steep banks either side of the MG Fall Picnic 6 river, carved by eons of river water as it flowed to the KC Urban Farms & Gulf of Mexico. Garden Tour 7 The Hot Spot 8 This year's visit was timed to coincide with the Gardens Hotline Calendars 9-10 Spring Into Spring festival, held in conjunction with a STC Minutes 11-12 plant sale and the presence of an acting troupe in the Volunteer Log Sheet 13-14 park, recreating tableaux including a grapevine and a MG State Conference 15 waterfall. The extensive garden railway SAVE THE DATE: drew much attention. The tracks of the recently 1st Thursday of each expanded railway run thru many reproduced Omaha Month – Steering landmarks, including the Woodmen Building, Central Committee Meeting High School and well known local restaurants. On loan June 7th - Garden Pre- for this season are also replicas of the Taj Mahal, the Tour, Noon to 4:30pm Eifel Tower, the Great Pyramid, and structures found at June 10-11 - Plant/Art Macchu Pichu, Peru. Sale Setup June 11- Preview Sale, Carolyn Lidge made an assessment 3pm to 5pm only. of the soil quality of the Gardens…and there is most June 12-13 – 2009 likely some truth to the rumor she was actually looking Garden Tour for hotline recruits. June 15th - Deadline for Garden Tour Ticket Sales The rose garden offered promise, but no blooms in the Contest early season, but there were blooms galore in the atrium June 28th - KC Urban gardens and the indoor hot house areas. Farms & Garden Tour Sept. 19th - Fall Picnic After lunch at Lauritzen Gardens and a brief tour of Sept. 18 - 20 - MG State downtown Omaha, which included a view of the Conference, Jefferson walking bridge over the Missouri River, the group stopped at Kimmel Orchard City The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 near Nebraska City, Nebraska. A ride through the orchards with staff from the DIRECTORY orchard, and the University Research facility was instructional, and left many CHANGES planning a return trip for one of the many festivals planned to coincide with the harvests of the crops – strawberries, grapes, apples, peaches. Fortified with samples of the wine produced locally, the group boarded the bus for the return trip. The weather co-operated by providing a lovely day for the trip, Cindy Orcutt and we left anticipating next year's 16143 Hwy. M adventure. Lawson, MO 64062 Cell Phone: 816-522-4464 E-mail: email@example.com Garden Tour 2009 Plant/Art Sale Drop-Off Sites Marilyn Schade By Sherry Adams, Garden Tour Co-Chair 1019 NE Hunter‟s Ridge Lee‟s Summit, MO Our 2009 Garden Tour is just around the corner. Hopefully, you all have been 64086 merrily dividing plants and coming up with great garden art for our sale. Day Phone: While you're wrapping that up, we want to let you know the scoop on how to 816-525-8839 E-mail: get your items to the sale. Also, please make sure plants are well-watered and firstname.lastname@example.org properly labeled with both the common and botanical names and sun/shade requirements before you drop them off. Jeannie Critten New Phone: The sale is at Mary Wood's garden, 6315 Harris Avenue, Raytown, MO 816-682-7897 64133. Please deliver your plants and art to this location on Wednesday, June 10th from 9am to 5pm or on Thursday, June 11th from 9am to 2pm only. Please do not deliver items to Mary's outside of these times. A Job Well Done! by Sandy Heimann & If you cannot make these times due to work schedules, etc., we have several Sherry Bowers, drop-off sites where you can take your plants between Saturday, June 6th Membership Co-Chairs and Tuesday, June 9th. These locations are: A very big THANK Carolyn Arnold, 416 W. 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114 YOU to this year's Bus (She will place a sign on the door where to put plants if she's not home.) Tour Committee, Marty Connie Pflug, 7009 N. Montgall Court, Gladstone, MO 64119 Williams (class of (Leave plants on the driveway, by the door on the right side.) 2008), Laura Fish (class of 2008) and Terry Jeannie Williams, 1920 N. Liberty, Independence, MO 64050 Hersperger (class of (Call ahead at 816-836-5149, but can leave plants on driveway if she's not home) 1999). After months of Karen Kuntz, 2621 NW Ashurst Lane, Lee's Summit, MO 64081 planning, the bus tour (Please call ahead at 816-554-6265.) proved to be a big Sherry Adams, 16609 Quinn Road, Smithville, MO 64089 success! (Please call ahead at 816-532-3981, I will need to round up my animals!!!) ******* THANKS ******** If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at MARTY, LAURA, email@example.com or 816-532-3981. and TERRY! Page 2 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Garden Tour 2009 Pre-Tour and Preview Sale by Sherry Adams, Garden Tour Co-Chair MG Level I Interviewers To ensure that every Garden Tour volunteer gets an opportunity to attend all the wonderful gardens on this year's tour, the garden owners have graciously Needed agreed to a pre-tour on Sunday, June 7th from 12:00 noon to 4:30pm. If you Interviews for the Level are working one of the gardens, your Garden Captain may be contacting you to 1 2009 class will be arrange a time during this pre-tour to meet at your garden to go over June 29th - July 2nd. If information you need to know about your assigned garden before the tour. you are interested in Please take this opportunity to visit your garden with your Captain so you will interviewing the new be well-prepared to answer questions and point out items of interest to visitors. applicants, please con- tact Sandy Heimann, 816-779-6407 or We are also allowing Master Gardeners (only) to attend a Preview Sale for the firstname.lastname@example.org plant and garden items to show our appreciation for all of the great volunteers ___________________ working the tour. This preview sale will be on Thursday, June 11th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. It will be for these 2 hours only, so don't be late (or early ;- Mentors Wanted ). The Plant/Art Sale is located at Mary Wood's garden, 6315 Harris Avenue, Raytown, MO 64133. It's that time of year again! The 2009 Master Gardener Level 1 Things You Can STILL Be Doing to Help with the 2009 classes will be starting in August and we need Garden Tour MENTORS! What does By Sherry Adams, Garden Tour Co-Chair it take to be a good Mentor you ask?? If Make Garden Art you are a good listener and can give Put your creative side to work making garden art for the sale. Sandy encouragement, be Heimann is in charge of the Art Sale. If you have or need ideas of items to available for orientation, make, contact Sandy and she‘ll help get you started and maybe hook you graduation and attend at least three classes up with some others to help. We will also accept very gently used garden throughout the training, art items to sell, but they must be in very good condition. You can reach have a willingness to Sandy via e-mail at email@example.com or call 816-779-6407. share your Master Gardener knowledge Dig and Divide Your Plants for the Plant Sale and the desire to help There's still a little bit of time to dig and divide those plants. Please do not others grow, then you've got what it wait until the last minute, the plants will look their best if they've had some takes! time to recover from the transplant shock. Just pot them up, label them with both the common and botanical names and save them for the plant Mentoring is a great sale! way get to make new friends and get in some Gather up Your Garden Magazines volunteer hours! We will again be selling garden-related magazines (in good condition) for If interested, please the sale. I know a lot of you cleaned off your shelves for last year‘s sale, contact the Mentor Committee: but you‘ve gotten a whole bunch of new ones by now!!! So take another Carolyn Lidge look and see what you can contribute. Contact me at 816-966-1861 firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-532-3981 to arrange to get them to me. email@example.com or Pat Miller 816-781-2852 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 3 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Spring Seminar Volunteer to Help out in a Tour Garden before the Tour Record There's always a flurry of last-minute things that need to be done to get Attendance gardens ready for the tour - weeding, spreading fresh mulch, dealing with By Mary McClure any of nature's setbacks, etc. Our wonderful tour hosts would really Over 150 gardeners appreciate some extra help at this critical time. Please contact one of the attended this year‟s Garden Captains below to volunteer to help out. Spring Seminar. Thanks to all those who Garden Captain Captain attended, helped out Mary Wood Cerise Harris Kathy Pelzmann and completed surveys (816) 353-8905 (816) 547-8840 to improve next year‟s email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org seminar. Fred Markham Kathy Hoggard Margaret Inverarity Feedback was overall (816) 523-5994 (816) 943-8848 very positive, especially email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org for usefulness of topics, Mary Medley Richard Rice overall organization, (816) 628-7386 registration and email@example.com location. We received Patty Bond Jeannie Critten Margaret Basch less positive feedback (816) 682-7897 (816) 891-6760 on the lunch table firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com topics and a couple of the speakers. We will Connie Beshore Brenda Downs Linda Miller use this feedback to (816) 728-2492 (816) 523-4125 make next year‟s Brendafirstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com seminar better! If you have questions or would like to help with Promote the Tour and Plant Sale to your Friends and Family next year‟s seminar, call Tell all your friends and family about our great tour coming up. You‘d be Mary McClure at surprised how much traffic that generates for us. 816-561-2213 or Mary@MMcClure.net Help Sell MORE Tickets ___________________ We want to encourage all Master Gardeners to contribute to our efforts by Wagons Needed selling tickets for the tour. You can sell them to friends, family, co- workers, one MG has had great success selling them to his dentist who for Plant/Art gives them to his staff as gifts!!! Get creative and get those tickets sold! Sale This year we will be offering a $100 prize for the Master Gardener who Sherry Adams sells the most tickets. See Contest Rules and Entry Form on the following page. We need wagons to help us transport plants to buyers' cars at the plant and art sale. If you have any type of 4- wheeled wagon that we could borrow, please contact Sherry Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-532-3981. Page 4 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Garden Tour Ticket Sales Contest by Sue Waltemath, Garden Tour Co-Chair !!!!!!!!!!!!!WIN $100.00 in GIFT CERTIFICATES at our LOCAL NURSERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Promote the garden tour and win a wonderful prize. The annual Garden Tour is the only major annual fundraiser and the funds are used to support special projects like the new ―Touch the Star‖ demo garden at Swope Park. The tour is in Jackson County this year and the five homeowners who have graciously agreed to open their homes are Mary Wood, Connie Beshore, Patty Bond, Fred Markham and Mary Medley. We would like to make this tour a record-breaker and with your help, we can do just that! The Master Gardener who sells the most tour tickets will win $100 in gift certificates. Contact your friends, co-workers, accountant, dentist, neighbors and promote the best tour in the city! Tickets make a great Mother‘s Day or Father‘s Day present. Tickets will cost $10 each and will be available at the Extension offices and from committee members in mid-May. Note: in case of a tie, the prize will be split into two $50.00 prizes. If you have any questions contact Tom Hand email@example.com or Sue Waltemath firstname.lastname@example.org. Here‘s how to enter: 1. Print off the ―Ticket Entry Contest‖ form. 2. Pick up tickets for sale 3. Sell tickets and collect $10 for each ticket. 4. Complete the ―Ticket Entry Contest‖ form along with the cash or checks and submit to the Jackson County Extension Office in Blue Springs no later than June 15. If the ―Ticket Entry‖ form is not completed, you will not be considered for the prizes. GOOD LUCK AND THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR ONLY MAJOR FUNDRAISER. ************************************************************************************* TICKET CONTEST ENTRY FORM Name____________________________ Phone__________________________ E-mail___________________________ Amount of cash/checks submitted___________ Cost of each ticket is $10.00. Amount of money submitted will be divided by ten to get the number of tickets sold. Submit cash/checks to the Jackson County Extension office with this form. Any cash or checks submitted without this form will not be included in the contest. Deadline for submitting cash/checks to qualify for the prize is Monday, June 15. In case of a tie, the prizes will be split into two $50.00 gifts. Page 5 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Page 6 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Master Gardener Fall Picnic By Laura Fish, Social Committee Chair This could be the EVENT of the year for Master Gardeners! We are planning a Fall Picnic for all Master Gardeners, their spouses or a garden companion (anyone who supports your efforts with our organization), and the new incoming class. This is a chance to bring all of us together as a family and catch up with folks you don't get to see or work with often. A chance to reconnect! We will be using this gathering as an opportunity to showcase a demo garden, meet each- others spouses and say thank you to them for their support of us and meet the new interns! This has the potential of 500 people attending! We have the ideas and the plans, we NEED volunteers to take the ideas and make them a part of the picnic. These ideas include- introducing the new Interns, thanking the MG supporters, possibly incorporating a MG Plant exchange, set-up, organizing food, door prizes and finding/running a PA system. We currently have one grill (cooks 30 burgers at a time +-) and a 'Master Griller' donated to help cook. We will need at least 3 more grills and 'Master Grillers". All who would like to help on this exciting venture, please call Laura Fish @ 816-891-7672! Page 7 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 Kansas City Urban Farms and Gardens Tour Food from the City, for the City. Tour: Sunday, June 28th 2009 10-5 Pre-Tour Events June 18-27 Tickets & Info @ www.urbanfarmstourkc.com The Kansas City Urban Farms and Gardens Tour is a great way to explore the many ways food is grown in our city. You can learn more about how to grow, where food comes from, and try new and delicious things to eat. Kids love to try things they have seen growing in the field. It tastes better fresh! Urban Farms: Feed the People 15 farm sites on the Tour. Small farms and small businesses, these farms produce vegetables that feed thousands across Kansas City. The U.S.A. had more than 70,000 new small farms in the last 5 years—this is the new American family farm. Educational & Charitable Gardens: Sow the Seeds 11 gardens on the Tour. These gardens produce food for soup kitchens, serve as living laboratories for schoolchildren, and offer job skills training for adults and youth. Community Gardens: Grow the Neighborhood 3 gardens on the Tour. A community garden is a piece of land gardened by several people. Usually a community garden is divided into individual plots and members pay a small fee for common expenses. A single community garden plot can yield produce valued $200 and $500 (US, adjusted for inflation). Home Gardens & Urban Homesteads: Feed the Family 3 gardens on the Tour. During World War II, Americans grew 40% of their own produce in Victory Gardens. We can be victorious again! Why Urban Agriculture? Health: Fresh food has more nutrients. Studies show that people eat more produce when they buy it from the grower. Kids taste the food they’ve grown and develop good eating habits. Growing is great exercise! Income: Small farms are an inexpensive business to start, and a good second income for working families. Locally-grown and sold food stimulates the local economy. Sustainability: Good food is good for the planet! Urban farming lowers energy used in transportation, refrigeration and packaging. Green space “eats” carbon dioxide and improves air quality. Urban farms can easily use compost from restaurants and parks, and help manage storm water runoff. Food Justice: Grocery stores have left many urban neighborhoods, leaving the most vulnerable with the least access to food— this is called a “food desert.” Urban farms help people of all incomes eat the nutritious food they need to be healthy. Community and Quality of Life: Urban farms and gardens bring people together to work, to eat, to share daily life. They create a shared space that’s a focus for community life. Neighborhoods become safer when people are out working in gardens. Gardens and farms bring natural green space that is relaxing and beautiful. Page 8 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 The Hot Spot By Willa Murphy, Master Gardener and Hotline Committee Member Hello fellow gardeners! As a ‗NEW PERENNIAL‘ of the 2008 class, I am happy to share with you as you read and digest the little nuggets of information hot off the press for the ‗HOTLINE‘. While you spend your hours at the Hotline, please take note of the newest editions to the library of information available for your use. TREES: ―Diseases of Trees and Shrubs‖ second edition, by Wayne A. Sinclair and Howard H. Lyon, copyright, 2005. PESTS: ―Pests by Plant Host- Kemper Center Problem Categories‖ printed 11/10/08 in notebook form—Lists diseases and all pertinent information PESTS: ―Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide- Cultural Practices and Pest Management‖ The Ohio State University Extension, Bulletin 940, 2009 VEG: ― Vegetable Diseases – A Color Handbook‖ , Steven T. Koike, Peter Gladders, Albert O. Paulus, Manson Publishing Ltd., London, 2007 PERENNIALS: ―Herbaceous Perennial Plants – A Treatise On Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes‖ Third Edition, Allan M. Armitage, University of Georgia, 2008 These books will have bright red lettering on the spine of the cover. INCOMING 1.There have been many calls regarding the lack of blooms on various spring plants and you may find it helpful to remind callers that adding the wrong fertilizer may be the problem. As Carolyn reminded me, ―It‘s the potassium that brings out the blooms, not nitrogen.‖ So a caller should look for higher numbers in the‘ K ‗column and lower numbers in the‘ N‘ column and read their labels carefully. N -P - K N is for nitrogen which greens up the plant P is for phosphorus which helps with root growth and bud setting K is for potassium which adds to the overall health of the plant and its blooming In vegetable gardening you want a higher ‘phosphorus’ ratio for the setting of fruit. 2. Organic fertilizers made from natural ingredients often have lower concentrations of the three major nutrients, (N-P-K), so larger ratios maybe needed. A synthetic fertilizer will need a supplement of some type of organic matter such as compost or manure to maintain healthy soil. Soil testing helps a gardener know what needs to be done to help plants in their area. A ph that is too low or high will hinder plants from accessing some nutrients even if they are present in the soil. 3. If anyone calls with a question about a beautiful unidentified tree that has purple leaves and blooms beautiful white flowers during the spring, try checking ―The Ortho Problem Solver‖ looking under fruit trees. They may have a ―Purple Leaf Plum‖. An additional aide may be Fred Deckman to help you along if you are in North KC. Thanks Fred! For everyone associated with the Hotline ,thank you for helping all those callers out there who count on ―Extension ‖ to get them over the hump in gardening. Your Hotline Committee: Chairperson: Janice Georg, Co Chairs; Carolyn Lidge, Fred Deckman, Margaret Reichart, and Nancy Sylvester, Committee Members: Martha Frasher, Beth Flemington, Willa Murphy Page 9 The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City June 2009 J U N E H o t l i n e BSG-MON (1) NKC-TUE (2) BSG-WED (3) NKC-THU (4) BSG-FRI (5) 9:00 – 12:00 9:00 – 12:00 9:00 – 12:00 9:00 – 12:00 9:00 – 12:00 A David Winter A Margaret Inverarity A David Winter A Chris Veach A Jo-Anne Doughty (9) 909-9614 (8) 943-8848 (9) 909-9614 816-407-0553 (8) 985-7905 P Mary Ellen Myers P Carolyn Lidge P Bryan Woodring P Willa Murphy P Lynn James (8) 347-1444 (8) 966-1861 (8) 523-0823 (8) 561-1519 (8) 3535679 12:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 3:00 12:00 - 3:00 A David Winter A Phyllis Dean A David Winter A Phyllis Dean A Kristin Middleton (9) 909-9614 (8) 436-4686 (9) 909-9614 (8) 436-4686 (8) 813-2440 P Tina Wurth P Carolyn Lidge P Bryan Woodring P Willa Murphy P Linda Powell (8)923-0042 (8) 966-1861 (8) 523-0823 (8) 561-1519 (8) 554-2406 9:00 – 12:00 (8) 9:00 – 12:00 (9) 9:00 – 12:00 (10) 9:00 – 12:00 (11) 9:00 – 12:00 (12) A Gayla Engelman A Willa Murphy A Clayton Wood A David Winter A Shari Paulsell (8) 224-6584 (8) 561-1519 (8) 697-4054 (9) 909-9614 (8) 437-3656 P Carolyn Lidge P Carolyn Lidge P Mona Marsh P Carolyn Lidge P T. 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This is a collaborative effort between Extension/City of Blue Springs. The workshop is scheduled for April 25. Horticultural Educator (Molly) o Reported that Cynthia Pilgrim will report to the position of Extension Secretary on Monday April 6. o Mo Extension/Johnson County Extension met on March 17. An Extension Master Gardener Seminar (Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City and Johnson County) will be held November 7, 2009 from 9-2 p.m. at the Johnson County Extension Office, 11811 South Sunset Drive, Suite 1500, Olathe, Kansas. Expenses for the seminar will be shared between the two MG organizations. The goal is to build relationships and share successes and challenges of the MG program. All members of the Steering Committee, Advisory Board, and key leaders will be involved in this first event. o Legislative Day is April 22 to be held in the Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City. Master Gardeners are encouraged to attend, carpool arrangements available. Update on the Garden-N-Grow that will be conducted in the Northland (Marlin Bates). o An additional $300 was approved for the Garden-N-Grow Children‘s Program. Committee Reports: o Volunteer Hours - Kathy Vedder has posted the Year-To-Date Summary of volunteer hours. Seventeen (17) of the class of ‘08 have turned in hours. o Flower & Lawn Garden Show. Karen Kunz stated that the overall attendance was only 40% compared to last year – attributed to the very poor weather conditions (snowstorm). o Demonstration Garden – Swope Park – A revision to the budget was submitted. The original budget estimate was $3,000.00 but actual numbers are more near $6,000.00. A proposal was made and approved to set the budget at $6,000.00 Groundbreaking on March 31 was very successful. Planting will begin on Saturday, May 2. There is a need for an educational project centered around the demonstration garden. Sue Waltemath is looking into teaching a Saturday class at Swope. Other avenues for events are being explored. o Speaker‘s Bureau – Mary Wood announced that she will be handing over the Chair of the Speakers Bureau to Sue Waltemath in December, 2009. o Bus Trip – Sandy Heimann reported on the plans for a bus trip to Omaha. The bus has space for 55 individuals and a list of MGs and their hours qualifying them has been published in the Newsline. o The Plant Exchange will be on April 11 at Burr Oaks. o Sandy submitted a proposal to remove the Recognition element from the Membership Committee and make it a separate committee apart from Membership. It was moved and seconded to establish such a position. Motion carried. o Special Events – Marilyn Joy reported on activities scheduled for the Special Events Committee. Page 12 MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY LOG SHEET – 2009 For Printed Versions: Fax your For Electronic Versions: Contact copy to 816-252-5575 OR turn in to Kathy Vedder via email at Extension Office. email@example.com for an original. When complete, “save as” your name, and return as an email Name: _____________________________________________________________________ attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org When entering hours, round to the nearest quarter: .25 or .50 or .75 Date Project Description CORE CORE CORE NON-CORE Code Volunteer Garden Tour Hotline Speakers’ PROJECT CODES (NON-CORE) Hours Bureau Public Admin. Public Admin. Public Admin. Public Admin Travel Cont. Children‟s Program A Education Clerical B Community Projects* C Demo Gardens D Flower, Lawn & Garden Shows E Intern Mentor F Marketing/Publicity G Other Hours** H Publications I Social J Special Events*** K Spring Seminar Committee L Steering M Touch-The-Star Demo Garden N Universal Gardening O Membership P (for *, **, and ***, please see back side of form) PROJECT CODES – CONTINUING EDUCATION (No Travel Time for Continuing Education) Gardeners Gathering = 2 Hrs. AA MG Spring Seminar = 6 Hrs. BB MG State Conf. = 6 Hrs/Day CC Level II Training DD TOTALS: Other Continuing Education EE Do not include “Travel Hours” in any other column besides “Travel”. th All hours for the current year must be received by January 15 of the following year. Jan. 08, Ver. 4 PAGE 2 MASTER GARDENERS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY LOG SHEET – 2009 * Community Projects (formerly “Special Projects”) = MG approved projects like Watkins Mill, MLTNS, Harvester‟s Demo Garden, or other MG approved projects. ** Other Hours = Volunteering at places like Powell Gardens, Kauffman Gardens, Loose Park, researching information for a neighbor/friend. (Maximum of 3 hrs. per year for neighbors/friends.) *** Special Events = Mostly single-day events, like volunteering at the KC Star Plan Exchange or Butterfly Festival at Powell Gardens, etc. (See Handbook for complete list.) Use your best guess on numbers Use your best guess on numbers Number of Contacts Demographic Data F M FC MC W AA H A NA O Use this table any time you had contact with Use this table (in addition to the “Number of Contacts” table) when working with the public, while working “Public” hours. the Public for the following committees: 1) Speaker‟s Bureau; 2) Spring F = Female Seminar; 3) Universal Gardening; 4) Demo Gardens; 5) Children‟s Programs; 6) M = Male Garden „N Grow. FC = Female Child W = White A = Asian MC = Male Child AA = African American NA = Native American H = Hispanic O = Other REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL INTERNS: 12 Hours or more on Hotline 23 Hours or more from Public Education 10 Hours or more from any MG approved Public or Administrative activity Continuing Education: No requirements, but interns are encouraged to attend Continuing Education functions. REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL MG‟S YEARS 2 THRU 10 Total of 25 or more hours plus 6 hours of Continuing Education as listed below 10 Hours or more of PUBLIC hours from any combination of CORE activities 8 Hours or more of PUBLIC hours from any MG approved activity 7 Hours or more from any MG approved Public or Administrative activity 6 Hours or more of Continuing Education REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER GARDENER EMERITUS (10 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE) No minimum hours required, but MG Emeritus‟ are encouraged to participate and report all hours volunteered. Master Gardener Program Extension Office Telephone: 816-252-5051 University of Missouri Extension Extension Office Fax: 816-252-5575 1106 W. Main Street Questions about your hours? Blue Springs, MO 64015 Call Kathy Vedder at 816-455-1554 Master Gardener State Conference Jefferson City, September 18-20 By Sherry Adams, Editor The 2009 Master Gardener State Conference will be held “The Newsline” is a monthly information source for the in Jefferson City, MO Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City, and is provided free of charge to active members by email or September 18-20th, by postal mail. 2009 at the Capitol Editor: Sherry Adams Plaza Hotel. Contributors: Master Gardeners and Extension Staff The deadline for articles to be included in this publication This year's theme is "Growing in the Heart of is the 21st day of the month preceding the publication Missouri" and features Advanced Training, month. wonderful tours of interest to Master Gardeners, a Articles and graphic elements (photos, artwork, maps, etc.) Saturday night banquet, Sunday morning may be emailed to Sherry Adams, Editor, at educational sessions, and a Sunday luncheon. email@example.com or may be hand delivered on disc or diskette to the Extension Office, labeled „Attention: “The Newsline” Editor‟. The featured speaker is the "Renegade Gardener", Don Engebretson, a nationally University of Missouri Extension has updated its recognized authority on AA/EEO statement: landscaping and garden design. 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"MG Bus Trip to Lauritzen Gardens"