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                              Master
                              Gardener                                           The Publication of the
                              A s s o c i a t i o n of                           Master Gardener Association
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                              Wayne County                                                                       December '03/
                                                                                 on the web at: www.mgawc.org     January '04
                                                                                                                    March 1998
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                Bob Bricault                          From the                            President
                                                      I think this is a great time of year, a time to tuck in the garden and set
                Leads Off                             the digging gear aside for a little while. We get to see the bare bones,
                MGAWC Meet-                           the wonderful shapes of the trees & shrubs. By the time you read
                                                      this Thanksgiving and Christmas will have past. I hope your holi-
                ings for 2004                         days were wonderful and filled with reflections of the many things we
                by Jackie Stengel                     have to be thankful for.

                The Thursday, January 8,              The new Board of Directors met for the first time, in early November.
                2004, presenter will be               We are in the process of planning programs and setting priorities for
                Bob Bricault, Jr., current            the association. (See Board Bits) I cannot stress enough that we, the
                MSUE Horticulture and                 Board, are here to serve you. We rely on your input. Please feel free
                Natural Resources Agent               to contact any board member to express your interest or ask questions
                in Washtenaw County,                  relating to MGAWC’s activities.
                past Education Coordina-              One of our functions, in my opinion, is to focus your attention on
                tor at Hidden Lakes Gar-              opportunities that bring many of our members together to provide the
                den, and former Agent in             continued on p. 3
                Wayne County, who often
                taught the Trees and Turf
                classes in the Master
                                                      Will This Be Your Last issue?
                                                     Please check your mailing label on this Grow info this issue was
                Gardener curriculum. Bob
                                                     sent to all             members whether or not they renewed for
                will present ideas for
                                                             However unless your membership is current you will not
                alternatives to ash trees.
                                                     receive another issue Please don't leave! Your mailing label will
                Master Gardener volun-
                                                     tell you if our records show that you are a member for the com
                teers can help design the
                                                     ing year
                local landscape by being
                prepared with good recom-            Your membership in MGAWC
                                                     has many benefits great mem
                mendations for replace-
                ment trees.                          bership meetings and speakers                         In This Issue
                                                                                                                       ...
                                                     fun days for members only           • MGAWC Group Trips         p 2
                February 12th will be the            garden walks for members only       • Letter to Membership      p. 2
                seventh annual February              and of course Grow Info to          • Tetanus Protection        p. 4
                Feeding Frenzy, a casual             mention only a few things!          • New Speakers Bureau! p. 4
                potluck that provides                MGAWC is an organization for        • MGAWC Logo Contest! p. 4
                members with an opportu-             Master Gardeners by Master          • Board Bits                p. 5
                nity to eat, mingle, net-            Gardeners working to serve the • ANR Week 2004                   p. 5
                work and learn about                 mission of the Master Gardener • So Many Seeds!.....             p. 6
                community projects.                  program just as we have been        • MGAWC's New Phone          p. 6
                Members are strongly                 for over     years! We are
                encouraged to bring                                                      Plus Volunteer Opportinities and
                                                     looking forward to an exciting      more!
                continued on p. 2                           so please join us!
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             MGAWC
             Group Trips!
             Greetings from your trip
             chairperson, Margot
                                                                                                       MGAWC Master
             McCormack. Please let me
                                                                                                       Gardener volunteer
             know what destination and
             venues you would like to                                                                  Phyllis Stengel holds
                                                                                                       up the Vera Sullivan
             experience. We could do day
                                                                                                       Award plaque she
             trips and over nighters of 1 or
                                                                                                       received at the
             2 nights, depending on the
                                                                                                       MGAWC Recogni
             distance. Are you willing to
                                                                                                       tion Banquet Con
             take a day’s vacation to do an
                                                                                                       gratulations Phyllis
             overnighter? The Botanical
                                                                                                       and thank you for
             Gardens in St Louis or Ontario
                                                                                                       all your efforts!!
             are great places to visit, the
             Cleveland or Cincinnati
             Flower Shows are always
             nice, a trip to Chicago (at a
             much lesser price than last
             year’s offer) including the
             garden in Niles, MI is a
             possibility, etc. You might
                                                     MGAWC Events
             have heard of a place you                continued from p. 1
             would love to go to, let me             multiple copies of written information about well-organized
             know about it. How about                volunteer projects providing high quality services or affordable
             visiting some nurseries? I am           resources for continuing education. Please bring a dish and a
             game for anything. I once               resource to share.
             created and did a garden tour
             to England to the Hampton               The March 11th presentation will be by Dan Ballnik of Ford
             Court Flower Show. I will               Motor Company. A graduate of the University of Michigan-
             consider all feed back, so              Dearborn’s Natural Studies program, Dan has hands-on experi-
             please call me at 734-522-              ence with the innovative naturalized landscaping efforts at various
             4778 or send email to                   Ford facilities that may become a model for environmental re-
             mmccormack5047@                         sponsibility and cost containment across the country. Dan will
             wideopenwest.com. Because               educate MGAWC members on the innovative work going on in
             May is such a busy month I              our community such as the sunflower fields and the green roof.
             am not planning anything for
             that time because “Let’s go             Calendar Reminders:
             gardening” and our own
                                                     January 8: Bob Bricault, Alternatives to Ash Trees
             gardens will need us to stay
                                                     February 5: MGAWC Logo Contest Deadline
             put.
                                                     February 12: Seventh Annual Feeding Frenzy, Culinary AND
                                                     Info Potluck
                                                     March 11: Dan Ballnik, Sustainable Landscaping by Ford Motor
                                                     Company

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            Stretching a $                                    From the MGAWC President
                                                              continued from p. 1
            What does $15 buy today? A meal
            out? A pizza? Movie tickets? Or a                service of horticultural education to the community. We benefit
            year’s worth of MGAWC activities?                from these activities in several ways: teaching others always
                                                             reinforces what we have learned, we get to know each other
            Locally, you can pay $15 for a single            better and learn from each other, and people in the community
            lecture with no other benefits. Build-           walk away with valuable information that contributes to the
            ing on the work of volunteers over               quality of their life. We want to find more of those kinds of
            many years, MGAWC provides                       projects to provide quality volunteer project for your contribu-
            services to members and the commu-               tions. If you are involved with a project that you would like us
            nity all year without paid staff, costly         to promote - bring the pertinent information to the February Food
            facilities, or dependence on grants or           Frenzy to pass along.
            public funding.
                                                             Our December membership meeting was actually the Holiday
            Thanks to the efforts of dedicated               Award Dinner on Thursday, December 11th. Barbara Young
            volunteers, an annual MGAWC                      worked hard for many months to plan this wonderful event to
            membership includes:                             honor and celebrate our members and their acheivements. Many
             • Ten GrowInfo newsletters                      thanks also to the members of Barb’s banquet committee: Joanne
             • Seven educational presentations               Tokatlian, Anita Calander and Jackie Stengel. Your special
             • Picnics in June and August                    touches made the evening festive and enjoyable!!!! Congratula-
             • Monthly refreshments                          tions to Phyllis Stengel especially - who was the recipient of the
             • Handouts & resources                          Vera Sullivan Award in recognition of her many, many contribu-
             • A membership list                             tions to MGAWC and to the Master Gardener Program. Thank
             • A potluck in February                         you, Phyllis!! (See photo page 2.)
             • A website, www.mgawc.org                      A complete recognition list is scheduled to appear in the Febru-
             • A new recording, 734-786-6860                 ary issue of Grow Info. ‘Volunteer Hours’ awards are to be
             • Plus access to affordable trips,              handed out by Kristin and Kristine at some time in the future, as
            group buying discounts, educational              we no longer have access to that information.
            programs, a banquet, organized
            volunteer opportunities, and other               Hope your holidays were filled with the wonder and blessings of
            activities put together by members . . .         the season and best wishes for a great, happy New Year! !
            $15.                                             Paula Kraus
            The opportunity to network with        Community Gardening Series
            people who share your commitment to
                                                   Workshops continue to be held at different locations in Detroit on
            the environment, the community, and
                                                   the second Wednesday of each month, and are $5.00 each. You
            continuing education . . .
                                                   may pay in advance, or at the door. They are sponsored by MSU
            PRICELESS.
                                                   Extension Wayne County, Detroit Agriculture Network and Hunger
            Volunteers strive to keep MGAWC        Action Coalition. Call Kim at 313.833-3417 to register
            affordable. The membership rate
                                                   Jan. 14, 2004; 6- 8 p.m. Grant Writing/Resource Mobilization
            primarily covers the cost of printing
                                                   Location To Be Announced; Detroit
            and mailing GrowInfo. Member
            support and participation in MGAWC Feb. 11, 2004; 6- 8 p.m. Seedling Production/Plant Propagation
            activities help contribute to the com- Belle Isle Greenhouse, Detroit
            munity in a variety of ways including
                                                   March 10, 2004; 6- 8 p.m. Starting Your Garden Right
            free or affordable adult education and
                                                   4-H Community Center, 5710 McClellan, Detroit
            college scholarships.
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            Tetanus Let the Gardener Beware!
            by Paula Kraus
            I recently read a gardening article about the need for adults to get booster shots for tetanus and
            diphtheria. After reading it I remembered our favorite rose lady, Nancy Lindley, saying how impor-
            tant it is to get a tetanus booster shot. I wanted to share this information with other gardeners be-
            cause I used to think my biggest risk of exposure to tetanus was from rusty nails!
            The Visiting Nurse Association of Michigan sent me more information on the topic - a brochure
            published by the National Foundation for Infectious Disease titled The Power of Ten. Here are some
            excerpts:
            Take a minute to answer these questions:
            ·Do you garden or do yard work as a job or a hobby?
            ·Do you get cuts or scrapes from ordinary activities around the house, or playing sports?
            ·Do you get scratches from wood products or branches?
            ·Do you plan to visit any other country?
            If you answered YES to any of these questions you might be surprised to learn you could be exposed
            to a potentially fatal disease. Did you know that tetanus is widely present in the environment and
            can enter the body through any simple wound - not just from stepping on a rusty nail? And diphthe-
            ria is a contagious disease that is still common in 87 countries, and even present in parts of the U.S.
            continued on p. 6


             Auditions Are Being                            Logo Contest for MGAWC Members
                   Held…
                                                            For MGAWC’s upcoming twentieth anniversary, there will be a
                     to Help Liven Up
                                                            logo contest. Talented, artistic members are strongly encouraged
                  our Speakers Bureau!
                                                            to submit a design for the Master Gardener Association of Wayne
          Peter Lebarre is looking for
                                                            County (MGAWCSM). The logo will be used to create an identifi-
          MGAWC members with a theatrical
                                                            able image for this dynamic group that has contributed to the
          flair to join his dynamic- duo style
                                                            community for two decades.
          Speaker’s Bureau entourage. He
          has offered to join any member                    The design should be line art suitable for reproduction (silkscreen
          interested in making a gardening                  &/or printing) in one color. The logo should be readable when
          presentation: library gigs, garden                reduced to fit on stationery, the website, the newsletter and some
          groups, whatever. He has pre-                     forms, as well as when enlarged to fit on T-shirts, tote bags, or
          packaged presentations to loan and is             other items. Incorporating text such as MGAWC and/or Master
          willing to go along for just for                  Gardener Association of Wayne County and/or mgwac.org in the
          support or to lend a hand, your                   logo is up to the designer.
          choice. What a great idea!
                                                            Contest entries should be sent on 8.5” by 11” paper to MGAWC
          Peter’s lively personality will get the           Logo at 15300 Allen Road, Taylor, MI 48180-5386. One design
          audience smiling and take the knock               per sheet. Submissions postmarked on or before February 5,
          right out of the novice- speaker’s                2004, will be viewed at the Feeding Frenzy, culinary and info
          knees. This offer will put FUN into               potluck, Thursday, February 12, at 5454 Venoy. Please put your
          a speaker’s bureau presentation!                  name on the back of your design(s). Entries will not be returned.
          Call Peter at the phone number list               The winning entry will become the property of MGAWC and the
          on the back of Grow Info for your                 artist will be recognized (details to be determined).
          "audition".
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                  ANR Week                                   Board Bits
                                                             Updates from the November MGAWC Board Meeting
                  2004
                  by Jackie Stengel, Volunteer               TREASURY/BUDGET REPORT:
                                                               Approved up to $200 for the purchase of an upgrade of our
                   Mark your calendars for                     accounting software.
                  Agriculture and Natural                      Ed is in the process of trying to recover income lost from a
                  Resources (ANR) Week at                      few checks returned to us for insufficient funds (Less than
                  MSU March 5 through 13,                      $168 at this point).
                  2004. For more info as                       We reviewed the 2003-2004 budget and tabled the approval
                  details are available, check                 until next mont’s meeting.
                  out www.canr.msu.edu/
                                                             MEMBERSHIP REPORT:
                  anrweek. Make sure you are
                                                               Barb stated that there are 193 paid members. A membership
                  looking at 2004 programs
                                                               directory will be sent out in February 2004; the format will
                  rather than 2003 descriptions
                                                               be changed as a cost cutting measure. The board members
                  that are in the process of
                                                               will assist in a telephone campaign to contact past members.
                  being updated. According to
                  the website, a free booklet                BANQUET REPORT:
                  with details on all the ANR                  The board reviewed the banquet budget. The $23.00 ticket
                  activities will be available                 price only covers 2/3 of the banquet’s actual cost. 23 tickets
                  through various county MSU                   have been sold so far. MGAWC merchandise will be do-
                  Extension Offices after the                  nated for door prizes. The RSVP deadline is Thursday,
                  first of the year. If you have               December 3. Invitations for complimentary dinners will be
                  questions, contact Sandi                     sent to Vera Sullivan and guest, Rick Simek and guest, Dr.
                  Bauer at 517-353-3175, ext.                  Gelderloos and guest, Kristine Hahn and Kristin Holiday-
                  217.                                         Kendall.
                                                             SPEAKERS BUREAU
                  Annual horticulture confer-
                                                                  Peter Labarre will recruit members to volunteer for a
                  ences include Michigan
                                                                  regularly scheduled community education program, time
                  Wildflowers (Sunday &
                                                                  and location yet to be decided. He will utilize member
                  Monday, March 7 & 8),
                                                                  interest information from the membership renewal form to
                  Michigan Herb Associates
                                                                  find speakers.
                  (Wednesday & Thursday,
                  March 10 & 11), and Michi-                 OTHER BUSINESS:
                  gan Horticultural Therapy                      • We discussed setting priorities to accomplish our
                  Association (Friday &                          mission of providing informative horticultural programs
                  Saturday, March 12 & 13). If                   to our members and the community.
                  you can’t make a full week                     • We are sponsoring an association logo contest. The
                  of it in East Lansing, you can                 winner will be selected during our February ’04 member-
                  pick and choose individual                     ship meeting.
                  dates—perhaps going to the                     • Raquel Vega will assume responsibilities for our web
                  wildflower program on                          site management. Many thanks to Christina Sommers for
                  Sunday and the hort therapy                    all the work she did setting it up and keeping us going
                  workshop the following                         untill now. Raquel will investigate other ISPs due to
                  Saturday.                                      Yahoo payment constraints which do not serve us.
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             Protecting Yourself from Tetanus
            continued from p. 4

             Tetanus bacteria can enter the body from any skin puncture, pin prick, splinter or deep gash.
             Symptoms appear 8 days after exposure to the bacteria, although it can show up any time from 3
             days to 3 weeks.
             The most common type of tetanus infections can cause paralysis. Symptoms usually start with
             lockjaw, followed by a stiff neck and trouble swallowing. Even with proper treatment, tetanus
             infection kills about 1 out of ever 10 people in this country who get it.
             Fortunately there is an easy way to protest yourself without giving up your hobbies, quitting your
             job or avoiding foreign travel: the Td booster shot, a combined tetanus and diphtheria vaccine.
             You probably had the vaccine as a child. A booster shot is recommended every 10 years. Some
             adults, mainly those over 60 years of age, may never have received a primary series of tetanus
             and diphtheria shots because these vaccines were not routinely given to children until 1950. If
             you fall into this category, you need to talk to your doctor about getting a full adult series of three
             doses, followed by the booster shot every 10 years. There’s no reason for you not to be protected
             against a vaccine-preventable disease. Take the challenge, stay up-to-date with your 10-year
             tetanus and diphtheria booster. It’s one vaccine to protect you against two serious diseases for 10
             years.



                 The Visiting Nurse Association                                               MGAWC's New
                 of MI will be offering the Td                                                Annoucement
                 vaccine for the cost of  per                                                Phone Line
                                                                                              Sometimes, you just need info that is
                 person at the February Food                                                  right up-to-the-minute! For all kinds
                 Frenzy from : to : PM                                                        of announcements, as well as for our
                                                                                              members who don’t have email,
                                                                                              MGAWC has a new way to hear
                 If you call or email me of your interest I
                                                                                              about volunteer and educational
                 will be sure to have a dose of the vaccine                                   opportunities between issues of
                 available for you Otherwise the avail                                        Grow Info. MGAWC was able to
                 able vaccine will be administered on a                                       retain the phone number that was
                 first come first serve basis I hope many                                     used for the Growing with Master
                 of you will be interested in taking advan                                    Gardeners conference. The number
                                                                                              is 734-786-6860. Please remember
                 tage of this opportunity
                                                                                              that this is an Ann Arbor number and
                                                                                              therefore may have a minor charge.
                 Please call me at          or e mail                                         We plan to have the latest info that
                 me at grnmason@plantplugs com if you                                         didn't make Grow Info, plus any
                 are interested                                                               changes to the schedule or weather
                                                                                              cancellations. This number will
                                                                                              always be listed in each Grow Info.

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          So Many Seeds So Little Time
           by Ellen Leigh Niemisto

           The hustle and bustle of the holidays have come and gone, the drive way needs shoveling again, the seed
           catalogs are pouring in . If you are anything like me, you will probably order more kinds of seeds than you
           can possibly plant in your garden. Some you can start outside when the time is right, but other require a few
           weeks or even months head start here in Michigan. It seldom works well to sprout and grow on seedlings on
           our dreary Michigan window sills, but those elaborate lighted shelf systems in the catalogs are so expensive!
           What to do? What to do?
           If you are at all handy with a few tools, you can build your own light set-up with a few items from the local
           big box store such as Home Depot or Lowes. It isn’t all that hard, won’t be as pretty, but will perform just as
           well as the expensive ones while saving you a few bucks. (More bucks means more plants). A list of items
           you need to fetch from the store are listed below.
           Shopping list :
           1. Industrial shelving unit about 48" wide x 60" tall x 24" deep with 4 or 5 wood or mdf shelves
           2. 2 narrow fluorescent shop lights per shelf you want to light ( 2ea. 40w tubes per fixture, cord on
           end)
           3. 1 or 2 surge strips depending on how many lights you will have
           4. Light timer(s) ,one per surge strip
           5. 2 screw hooks per light fixture (4 per shelf)
           Total cost should be less than $200.00 for a three shelf set-up
           Assemble the shelving unit as per manufacturers instructions in the location you have selected , very near an
           electrical outlet. Place the top shelf as high as it will go and the bottom shelf as low as it will go. The other
           shelves should be spaced out evenly between the two. Take two lights out of their boxes, assemble if neces-
           sary and lay two lights on shelf second from top. Determine approximate location needed for screw hooks on
           bottom of upper shelf to hang fixtures. Pre-drill holes and screw in hooks. Hang fixtures from their chains
           with cords on the same end. Repeat for each shelf you plan to use for starting seeds. The surge strip(s) can
           be either mounted on the end of a shelf, or on the wall behind the unit. Plug each surge strip into a light
           timer, set the timer to be on for 14 - 16 hours per day, and plug it into the nearest outlet. Insert 40 watt
           fluorescent light bulbs into fixtures ( cheap cool white are fine for this, but always use new ones every year
           even if they aren’t burnt out). Plug the fixtures into the surge strip(s), and away you go!!!
           Currently I have three shelves outfitted with lights and find that this is sufficient for my needs. I can fit four
           flats per shelf, for a total of twelve flats at a time .I usually end up starting a total of sixteen flats of seeds per
           season. I generally start the seeds in smaller seed trays until they are large enough to move on to four or six
           packs. Be careful of the number of seeds you sprout, some packets have enough seeds in them to plant sev-
           eral full flats, while other packets have only a few seeds in them. Try to start only as many seeds as you have
           room for both in your set-up and in your garden. Some plants are more cold tolerant than others and can go
           outside in mid to late April, making room for others that are started later and need more warmth. The lights
           give off enough warmth to the shelf above to make a great incubation spot for seeds that prefer warm soil to
           sprout.
           Always remember to use good quality seed starting mix, clean trays, clean pots, water evenly , watch your
           seedlings grow, make labels to remember what you are growing and share with others. Have fun and happy
           planting!

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                         Requests for volunteers                   MSU Extension Master Gardener
                  will be posted here Your "ad"                    Volunteer Program Statistics
                  will last only one month
                                                                   From Mary McClellen State MG Coordinator
                  unless you request it again
                  Ed
                                                                   • Number of MG volunteers trained                                —

             Greenhouse                                            • Number of active MG Volunteers as of June
                                                                                        —
             Volunteers                                             • Appx no of volunteer hours given to MI com
             by Paula Kraus                                                  munities in       —
             As we expected, the                                   • Total      value of MI MG Volunteer time given
             small Venoy greenhouse                                        to MI communities — 
             is no longer at our dis-                                   (Dollar value of volunteer time is    per
             posal. Kristin and                                                     hour for      *)
             Kristine are growing
             native grasses in there
             and are looking for help
             with this project.
                                                          Meeting Manners
                                                                      By Paula Kraus
             We do have another
             greenhouse volunteer                     Please remember that we offer speaker
             opportunity with the                                                                                    Oakland County MSU
                                                      programs at the membership meetings so                         Extension has a new
             agriscience program                      interested members can gain from their
             being taught at the big                                                                                 Master Gardener
                                                      experience. We need to give our speak-                         Coordinator:
             greenhouse. If you are                   ers the courtesy of our attention during
             available M-W for a                                                                                     Her name is Carol
                                                      our meetings. Conducting a conversation                        Lencheck. Her email is
             couple of hours starting                 in the room where a speaker is presenting
             at 12:30pm and want to                                                                                  lenchekc@
                                                      a program is distracting, annoying and                         co.oakland.mi.us.
             work teaching teens                      simply disrespectful to everyone in
             about growing plants, call               attendance.
             or email me. I will set up
             a schedule and forward it                If you find you are not interested in the
             to Nelson Ray, the                       topic or you must talk during the mem-
             agriscience program                      bership meeting timeframe please move
             director for approval.                   your conversation out of the auditorium
                                                      or program room.
                                                                                                          MGAWC's New
                                                                                                          Post Office Box is
              If you need to reach MSU Extension Staff....                                                P.O. Box 328
              • Kristine Hahn                              (313) 833-3417                                 Trenton MI 48183
              • Kristin Kendall-Holliday,                  (313) 833-2925                                 Please send all mail to this
              Master Gardener Coordinator                                                                 address unless otherwise
                                                                                                          specified. Thanks!
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              MGAWC Events and Speakers
              Thursday, January 8, 2004, 7 p.m. - Bob Bricault, Alternatives to Ash Trees. See article page 1.
              February 5, 2004 - MGAWC Logo Contest Deadline. See article p. 3
              Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m. - Seventh Annual Feeding Frenzy, Culinary AND Info Potluck. See
              article page 1.
              Thursday, March 11, 2004 - Dan Ballnik of Ford Motor Company will discuss Innovative Natural-
              ized Landscaping at various Ford facilities - See article page 1.
               Have You Renewed Your Membership in MGAWC??!! - If you haven't already, this will be your last
               issue... so please take a moment to renew your membership. The cost is minimal, and the benefits are
               many - like getting this Grow
               Info!!! Membership forms are
               available at all membership
                                                            Novelty Items on Sale In Jan
                                                    MGAWC has a great selection of wearing apparel, books and garden
               meetings, or by calling Barbara
                                                    tools for sale. The wearing apparel has the MSUE tree logo. We are
               Greenberg at 248-349-0194.
                                                    allowed to sell these items. And as MSU Master Gardeners, we can
                                                    wear these items with pride even though we chose not to become an
                          Contacting                MSUE chapter.
                                           SM
                           Grow Info...                     There are denim shirts that can be worn as a light jacket over a tee or
                  Your articles, tips, letters, and         as a regular shirt. There are long sleeve sweat shirts in tan, dark
                  photos are always appreciated.            green, burgandy or orange for $20. Tees come in tan, pink, blue,
                  Send your material to:                    green, and burgandy for $13. Such a steal!! We have light weight
                                                            hooded pull over rain jackets in red/black or blue /black. How about
                  Lynne Ellen Kaiser
                                                            a “Gilligan” hat in khaki or a baseball hat in red or tan or a khaki
                  46369 Gunnery Drive
                                                            visor? Why not treat yourself or a friend to one of Nancy Szerlag’s
                  Canton, MI 48187-1691
                                                            books on annuals or perennials ($14) or Tracy de Sabato’s book,
                  Phone: (734) 459-6126
                                                            “The Well Tended Perennial Garden.” There are tool, Felco pruners
                  Fax: (734) 354-9108 (NEW!)
                                                            and those nifty gloves (for those late winter pruning chores) and lots
                  E-mail: lekaiser@comcast.net
                                                            of irrigation kits.
                  Deadline: Jan 8
                                                            Bring your wallet or checkbook to the membership meetings. For
                  for the Feb. issue
                                                            prices, sizes, as well as what else we have in stock or to reserve some
                  Please submit your text via e-            thing, call Joanne (the interim novelty person) at (313) 884-9799.
                  mail, if possible. If you                 The Prices Are Right!!!
                  submit something and don't
                                                           News Flash! The prices just got better for MGAWC members
                  see it appear when you ex-
                                                           with paid       membership!!! Show your Jan/Dec Grow Info
                  pected, please let me know
                                                           for  off any clothing item purchased at the January member
                  right away. Thanks!
                                                           ship meeting only

                 The Master Gardener Association of Wayne County’s Board of Directors meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each
                 month, September-June. Location currently varies, so call a board member for details. To place an item on the board's
                 agenda, please call Paula at least one week before the scheduled meeting. The general membership meetings are held in
                 the Wayne County Extension facility at 5454 Venoy Road, Wayne, MI, on the second Thursday of each month September-
                 June, excepting December’s Annual Banquet and June’s Picnic. Refreshments are served at 7 p.m., the general meeting
                 begins at 7:30 p.m., and the speaker begins at approximately 8 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact:
                 Paula Kraus (734-285-4836).

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               Feel Free to Call Your Board Members.....                                              Treat Beat!
               • Paula Kraus, President                               (734) 285-4836            For the January membership meet-
               • Ed Hughes, Treasurer                                (734) 671-6842             ing, we ask the following people to
               • Martha Forst-Watson, Secretary                       (248) 685-7110            provide treats and help with
               • Marion Harris                                       (313) 274-4317             cleanup and set up: Dock Scott,
               • Hannelore Hughes                                    (734) 671-6842             Caroline Serfass, Mary Ellen
               • Peter Lebarre, Speakers Bureau                      (734) 697-8088             Shaughnessy, Linda Shinn, Cherie
               • Margot McCormack, Group Trips                        (734) 522-4778            Sirois, Dewayne Smith, June
               • Christy Rieberger                                    (313) 382-3191            Smith, Shirley Smith and Susan
               • Linda Shinn, Membership Co-Chair                     (734) 427-7897            Spears. Please bring enough to
               • Jackie Stengel, Programs                             (248) 349-2390            serve about 12 people and have it at
               • Raquel Vega, Website Assistant                       (734) 285-4836            the meeting by 6:45 p.m. If you
                 or email info@mgawc                                                            have any questions, please contact
               • Wayne Watson, Grants/Scholarships                    (248) 685-7110            Hannelore Hughes at 734-671-
                                                                                                6842. If you can't bring a treat,
               And Your Committee Chairs.....                                                   you can send Hannelore a voluntary
               • Barbara Greenberg, Membership                        (248) 349-0194            contribution of $5 at 28274 Elba
               • Donna Petry, Volunteer Opportunities                 (734) 941-3963            Island Drive, Grosse Ile, MI 48138,
                                                                                                and she will purchase it for you.
            Up-to-the-Minute Announcements, Volunteer Opportunities,                            Hannelore would also appreciate
            weather cancellations... hear it all at MGAWC's new re-                             your help cleaning up after the
            corded message line:                                                                meeting!

                                      734-786-6860
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             If your Grow Info regularly takes more than
             two weeks to reach you, please call
             Barbara Greenberg at (248) 349-0194.

								
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