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MG Bus Trip to Lauritzen Gardens

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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:
                                                                                              corcutt2004@yahoo.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              mjschade@kc.rr.com
  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,
  adamssa36@yahoo.com or 816-532-3981.                                                             and TERRY!




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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          glensam@earthlink.net
  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 glensam@earthlink.net 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
      adamssa36@yahoo.com or 816-532-3981 to arrange to get them to me.                  hotlinemo@aol.com
                                                                                         or Pat Miller
                                                                                         816-781-2852
                                                                                         pjm1018@aol.com

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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
                        cjharris@kc.rr.com               kpelzmann@centurytel.net    seminar.
      Fred Markham      Kathy Hoggard                    Margaret Inverarity
                                                                                     Feedback was overall
                        (816) 523-5994                   (816) 943-8848              very positive, especially
                        katherinehoggard@sbcglobal.net   maginver@aol.com            for usefulness of topics,
      Mary Medley       Richard Rice                                                 overall      organization,
                        (816) 628-7386                                               registration          and
                        richard.rice@juno.com                                        location. We received
      Patty Bond        Jeannie Critten                  Margaret Basch              less positive feedback
                        (816) 682-7897                   (816) 891-6760              on the lunch table
                        bjglf1@aol.com                   tmbasch57@kc.rr.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
                        Brenda-downs@att.net             lmiller@ku.edu              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
                                                                                     adamssa36@yahoo.com
                                                                                     or call 816-532-3981.



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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 tlhand@aol.com or Sue Waltemath
   suewaltemath@gmail.com.

   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.
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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!




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                       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.




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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


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                          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. Thompson
  (8) 966-1861             (8) 966-1861            (8) 941-9053            (8) 966-1861            (8) 350-1081
12:00 - 3:00             12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00
A Carolyn Lidge          A Willa Murphy          A Bev Albertson         A David Winter          A Mary McClure
  (8) 966-1861             (8) 561-1519            (8) 358-9318            (9) 909-9614            (8) 561-2213
P Mary Biber             P Carolyn Lidge         P Mona Marsh            P Carolyn Lidge         P Shari Paulsell
 (8) 304-3984              (8) 966-1861            (8) 941-9053            (8) 966-1861            (8) 437-3656
9:00 – 12:00     15)     9:00 – 12:00    (16)    9:00 – 12:00     (17)   9:00 – 12:00     (18)   9:00 – 12:00    (19)
A Gayla Engelman         A Willa Murphy          A Carolyn Lidge         A Courtney Earnest      A Jo-Anne Doughty
  (8) 224-6584             (8) 561-1519            (8) 966-1861              (8) 5) 523-8778        (8) 985-7905
P Tina Wurth             P Teresa Kester         P Beverly Godwin        P Judy Aull             P Patty Bond
  (8) 923-0042             (8) 468-9018             (8) 942-8121            (8) 523-7745           (8) 582-8161
12:00 - 3:00             12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00
A Tina Wurth             A Willa Murphy          A Carolyn Lidge         A Brenda Carpenter      A Clayton Wood
  (8) 923-0042           (8) 561-1519              (8) 966-1861            (8) 214-1277             (8) 697-4054
P Mary Biber             P Teresa Kester         P Beverly Godwin        P Barbara               P Patty Bond
 (8) 304-3984              (8) 468-9018             (8) 942-8121         Kauzlarich                (8) 582-8161
                                                                           (8) 781-1793
9:00 – 12:00     (22)    9:00 – 12:00    (23)    9:00 – 12:00     (24)   9:00 – 12:00     (25)   9:00 – 12:00    (26)
A Beverly Godwin         A Lynn Denzin           A Jeannie Whipple       A Lynn Denzin           A Willa Murphy
   (8) 942-8121            (8) 255-3099             (8) 500-1088            (8) 255-3099            (8) 561-1519
P T. Thompson            P Chris Veach           P Beverly Godwin        P Willa Murphy          P Patty Bond
  (8) 350-1081             816-407-0553             (8) 942-8121          (8) 561-1519             (8) 582-8161
12:00 - 3:00             12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00
A Beverly Godwin         A Kathryn Pelzman       A Gayla Engelman        A Willa Murphy          A Willa Murphy
   (8) 942-8121            (8) 580-3278            (8) 224-6584           (8) 561-1519              (8) 561-1519
P Mary Biber             P Teresa Kester         P Beverly Godwin        P Gretchen Lathrop      P Patty Bond
 (8) 304-3984               (8) 468-9018           (8) 942-8121            (8) 781-4569            (8) 582-8161
9:00 – 12:00     (29)    9:00 – 12:00    (30)                            Clay County             HOTLINE SUBS
A Carolyn Lidge          A Julie Hurd                                    HOTLINE SUBS            Gwen Wheeler
  (8) 966-1861             (8) 322-6942            2009                  Chris Veach             (8)-228-9308
P Beverly Godwin
   (8) 942-8121
                         P Teresa Kester
                            (8) 468-9018
                                                 CALENDAR                816-407-0553            (8)-213-0598 (cell)
                                                                                                 Barbara Harris
12:00 - 3:00             12:00 - 3:00                                                            (8) 229-2872
A Carolyn Lidge          A Julie Hurd                                                            Jim Green
  (8) 966-1861            (8) 322-6942                                                           (8) 796-6329
P Beverly Godwin         P Teresa Kester                                                         (8) 585-5142 (cell)
  (8) 942-8121             (8) 468-9018
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BSG-MON
                      j u l y
                          HOTLINE SUBS              BSG-WED
                                                              h o t l i n e
                                                                      (1)     NKC-THU        (2)
                          Gwen Wheeler              9:00 – 12:00              9:00 – 12:00

JULY                      (8)-228-9308
                          (8)-213-0598 (cell)
                          Barbara Harris
                                                    A Willa Murphy
                                                       (8) 561-1519
                                                    P Carolyn Lidge
                                                                              A Dave Winter
                                                                                (9) 602-8016
                                                                              P Gary Helmer
HOTLINE                   (8) 229-2872
                          Jim Green
                                                      (8) 966-1861
                                                    12:00 - 3:00
                                                                              (8) 734-5302
                                                                              12:00 - 3:00
CALENDAR                  (8) 796-6329
                          (8) 585-5142 (cell)
                                                    A Willa Murphy
                                                      (8) 561-1519
                                                                              A Dave Winter
                                                                                (9) 602-8016          OFFICE CLOSED

     2009                 Chris Veach
                          816-407-0553
                                                    P Carolyn Lidge
                                                      (8) 966-1861
                                                                              POPEN                   INDEPENDENCE
                                                                                                           DAY
9:00 – 12:00        (6)   9:00 – 12:00        (7)   9:00 – 12:00        (8)   9:00 – 12:00     (9)   9:00 – 12:00    (10)
A Willa Murphy            A Brenda Carpenter        A Bob Parkey              A Jane Skinner         A Carolyn Lidge
  (8) 561-1519              (8) 214-1277              (8) 650-6260              (8) 781-3085           (8) 966-1861
P Carolyn Lidge           P Mary Ellen Myers        P Mary V. McClure         P Gretchen Lathrop     P Patty Bond
  (8) 966-1861              (8) 914-3970               (8) 561-2213             (8) 781-4569           (8) 582-8161
12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00             12:00 - 3:00
A Willa Murphy            A Linda Miller            A Kristin Middleton       A Jane Skinner         A Carolyn Lidge
  (8) 561-1519              (8) 523-4125              (8) 813-2440              (8) 781-3085           (8) 966-1861
P Carolyn Lidge           P Gretchen Lathrop        P Bob Parkey              P Kathy Hoggard        P Patty Bond
  (8) 966-1861              (8) 781-4569              (8) 650-6260              (8) 523-5994           (8) 582-8161
9:00–12:00        (13)    9:00 – 12:00    (14)      9:00 – 12:00    (15)      9:00 – 12:00   (16)    9:00 – 12:00   (17)
A Willa Murphy            A Brenda Carpenter        A Clayton Wood            A Dave Winter          A Jeanne Williams
   (8) 561-1519             (8) 214-1277               (8) 697-4054             (9) 602-8016           (8) 836-5149
P Carolyn Lidge           P Mary Ellen Myers        P Bob Parkey              P John Rossbach        P Patty Bond
  (8) 966-1861              (8) 914-3970              (8) 650-6260              (8) 630-1454         (8) 582-8161
12:00 - 3:00                12:00 - 3:00            12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00           12:00 - 3:00
A Willa Murphy            A Leah Ruehle             A Roberta Minor           A Dave Winter          A Jeanne Williams
   (8) 561-1519             (8)123-4567               (8) 373-0412              (9) 602-8016           (8) 836-5149
P Carolyn Lidge           P Kathy Hoggard           P Bob Parkey              P John Rossbach        P Patty Bond
  (8) 966-1861              (8) 523-5994              (8) 650-6260              (8) 630-1454           (8) 582-8161
9:00 – 12:00       (20)   9:00 – 12:00    (21)      9:00 – 12:00      (22)    9:00 – 12:00    (23)   9:00 – 12:00    (24)
A Diane Rush              A Carolyn Lidge           A Willa Murphy            A Teresa Kester        A Carrie Pflug
  (8) 966-5546              (8) 966-1861               (8) 561-1519              (8) 468-9018         (8) 365-1726
P Gayla Engelman          P Tina Wurth              P Linda Powell            P Reba Adkins          P Patty Bond
  (8) 224-6584              (8) 923-0042              (8) 554-2406              (8) 532-9777           (8) 582-8161
12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00           12:00 - 3:00
A Diane Rush              A Carolyn Lidge           A Willa Murphy            A Teresa Kester        A Roberta Minor
 (8) 966-5546               (8) 966-1861              (8) 561-1519              (8) 468-9018           (8) 373-0412
P Roberta Minor           P Tina Wurth              P Linda Powell            P Kathy Hoggard        P Patty Bond
       (8) 373-0412         (8 )923-0042              (8) 554-2406              (8) 523-5994           (8) 582-8161
9:00 – 12:00      (27)    9:00 – 12:00   (28)       9:00 – 12:00      (29)    9:00 – 12:00    (30)   9:00 – 12:00    (31)
A Terrence Thompson       A Theresa Henson          A Willa Murphy            A Dana Laiben          A Pamela Smith
  (8) 350-1081             (8) 630-6431               (8) 561-1519              (8) 210-3939            (8) 529-4955
P Gayla Engelman          P Tina Wurth              P Carolyn Lidge           P Mary V. McClure      P Carolyn Lidge
  (8) 224-6584              (8)923-0042               (8) 966-1861               (8) 561-2213          (8) 966-1861
12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00              12:00 - 3:00           12:00 - 3:00
A Terry Blair Michel      A Theresa Henson          A Willa Murphy            A Leah Ruehle          A Pamela Smith
  (8) 353-0896              (8) 630-6431              (8) 561-1519               (8)123-4567            (8) 529-4955
P Roberta Minor           P Tina Wurth              P Carolyn Lidge           P Reba Adkins          P Carolyn Lidge
  (8) 373-0412            (8)923-0042                 (8) 966-1861              (8)792-7415            (8) 966-1861
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The Newsline – A Publication of the Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City                  June 2009

Master Gardener Steering Committee
April 2, 2009
By Mary Medley, Chair
Following are highlights from the April Steering Committee Meeting that were approved on May 7, 2009:

 Horticultural Specialist (Lala)
  o Congratulations to both the Spring Seminar Committee and the Flower & Garden Committee for success in
     both the planning and conducting of both events
  o The March budget balance was $29,655.85.
  o Registration is still open for the Healthy Yards for the Clear Streams to be conducted at the Blue Springs
     Extension. 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.
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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.                     kcgarden@kc.rr.com for an
                                                                                                                              original. When complete, “save as”
                                                                                                                              your name, and return as an email
Name: _____________________________________________________________________                                                   attachment to kcgarden@kc.rr.com
                        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
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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.

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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.           newslineeditor@hotmail.com or may be hand delivered on
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                                                       “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.
Don has published five books on                                 "University of Missouri Extension does
gardening and landscaping and is                                not discriminate on the basis of race,
the field editor and garden scout                               color, national origin, sex, religion, age,
for Better Homes and Gardens.                                   disability, political beliefs, sexual
He will be delivering two                                       orientation, or marital or family status in
presentations at the conference, you won't want to              employment or in any program or
miss them!                                                      activity."

                       Experience the rich history     The statement should be used on longer
                                                       documents, such as brochures, reports and
                       and great entertainment of
                                                       publications. The shorter version "equal
                       Missouri‘s capitol city at      opportunity/ADA institutions" should continue
                       the Capitol Plaza Jefferson     being used on letterhead, in newsletters and
                       City. You‘ll stay within        where space is limited. MU Extension's graphic
                       walking distance of the         standards and identity guidelines are available
                       elegant    State    Capitol     on the Web:
                       Complex with its Thomas
Hart Benton murals and Missouri State Museum.          http://extension.missouri.edu/staff/marketing/

For more information and to register, visit the        If you do not work with a computer, but would still
conference web-site at:                                like to contribute a newsworthy piece, please send or
                                                       deliver your typewritten work to the Extension Office
http://conference.missourimastergardener.com/
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 disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or
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