“Eyesore to BeautificationRewards through Partnerships”       The Demonstration Garden:  A project of the Nacogdoches Coun...
“Eyesore to BeautificationRewards through Partnerships”
Master Gardeners Association:•   Started in Washington state in the early ’70s•   Texas (Montgomery County) 1979•   Nacogd...
Nacogdoches County MasterGardeners Association (NCMGA):• 2012 Executive Committee:  –   Sylvia St. Andry, President  –   B...
NCMGA:• 2013 Executive Committee:  –   Martha Breedlove, President  –   Teena Perkins, Vice President  –   Penny Horne, Se...
NCMGA in the Community:•   Demonstration Garden•   Monthly Lunch & Learn•   Speaker’s Bureau•   Annual Plant Sale•   Piney...
Demonstration Garden RecentLocation & History:• 7 acres of land at Main & University• Former Chicken Processing Plant• On ...
Demonstration Garden Partnership:•   NCMGA•   City of Nacogdoches•   Nacogdoches County•   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension•  ...
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Work in progress; 10-15 year program• One of the largest of its kind in the US
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Butterfly Garden
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• East Texas Hospice Memorial Walk
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Raised Beds: “The Good Bug Garden”  (ADA Compliant)
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Fig Tree & Rose Research
Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Rainwater Harvest Project
Demonstration Garden Support:•   Designated 501(c)(3) IRS non-profit•   NISD/County summer program partnership•   Home to ...
Around the Demonstration Garden:
Demonstration Garden Accolades:• Named “Beautification Landscape” project by  Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful• Showplace for to...
Demonstration Garden Need:• Interpretive signage:  –   Parking Entrance/Exit  –   Location (Signal)  –   Promoting self-gu...
Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project: Phases 1-4  – Phase 1: Enter/Exit (Parking) & Signal (Location)    signs $2,...
Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project, cont.  – Phase 2: Welcome/History/Map sign    $1,680.00 ($627.50)
Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project, cont.  – Phase 3: Rainwater Harvest signs, graphics TBD    ($672.50)  – Phas...
Opportunity to Help:• Project Total Phases 1-4: $8,906.00• Needed to complete Phases 2-4: ($4,906.00)
RCN Benefits to Helping: Service above self Serves the public interest Consistent with educational theme Landmark/gateway ...
Questions & Comments
Thank you for your continued   guidance and support!            Contact:     County Extension Office          936.560.7711...
Eyesore to beautification awards through partnerships
Eyesore to beautification awards through partnerships
Eyesore to beautification awards through partnerships
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  1. 1. “Eyesore to BeautificationRewards through Partnerships” The Demonstration Garden: A project of the Nacogdoches County Master Gardeners Association Rotary Club of Nacogdoches - November 28, 2012
  2. 2. “Eyesore to BeautificationRewards through Partnerships”
  3. 3. Master Gardeners Association:• Started in Washington state in the early ’70s• Texas (Montgomery County) 1979• Nacogdoches County 1995• Part of Texas A&M AgriLife Program; Jamie Sugg, local agent
  4. 4. Nacogdoches County MasterGardeners Association (NCMGA):• 2012 Executive Committee: – Sylvia St. Andry, President – Bill Teague, Vice President – Anita Kite, Secretary – Gwen Jeffers, Treasurer – JoAnn Carter, Immediate Past President – Jamie Sugg, Advisor
  5. 5. NCMGA:• 2013 Executive Committee: – Martha Breedlove, President – Teena Perkins, Vice President – Penny Horne, Secretary – Debbie Hicks, Treasurer – Sylvia St. Andry, Immediate Past President – Jamie Sugg, Advisor
  6. 6. NCMGA in the Community:• Demonstration Garden• Monthly Lunch & Learn• Speaker’s Bureau• Annual Plant Sale• Pineywoods Fair• Blueberry Festival
  7. 7. Demonstration Garden RecentLocation & History:• 7 acres of land at Main & University• Former Chicken Processing Plant• On loan from city to NCMGA for demonstration garden for the public; beautification
  8. 8. Demonstration Garden Partnership:• NCMGA• City of Nacogdoches• Nacogdoches County• Texas A&M AgriLife Extension• Texas Master Gardeners Association• Rotary Club of Nacogdoches
  9. 9. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Work in progress; 10-15 year program• One of the largest of its kind in the US
  10. 10. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Butterfly Garden
  11. 11. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• East Texas Hospice Memorial Walk
  12. 12. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Raised Beds: “The Good Bug Garden” (ADA Compliant)
  13. 13. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Fig Tree & Rose Research
  14. 14. Demonstration Garden Highlights:• Rainwater Harvest Project
  15. 15. Demonstration Garden Support:• Designated 501(c)(3) IRS non-profit• NISD/County summer program partnership• Home to several Eagle Scout projects• MG members contributed ~ 10,000 hours
  16. 16. Around the Demonstration Garden:
  17. 17. Demonstration Garden Accolades:• Named “Beautification Landscape” project by Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful• Showplace for touring garden associations• Featured destination promoted by Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau & Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
  18. 18. Demonstration Garden Need:• Interpretive signage: – Parking Entrance/Exit – Location (Signal) – Promoting self-guided tours – Enhancing education – Showcasing East Texas horticulture – Expanding sponsor recognition
  19. 19. Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project: Phases 1-4 – Phase 1: Enter/Exit (Parking) & Signal (Location) signs $2,947.50 FUNDED
  20. 20. Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project, cont. – Phase 2: Welcome/History/Map sign $1,680.00 ($627.50)
  21. 21. Demonstration Garden Need:• Scope of project, cont. – Phase 3: Rainwater Harvest signs, graphics TBD ($672.50) – Phase 4: Internal directional signs, graphics TBD ($3,606.00)
  22. 22. Opportunity to Help:• Project Total Phases 1-4: $8,906.00• Needed to complete Phases 2-4: ($4,906.00)
  23. 23. RCN Benefits to Helping: Service above self Serves the public interest Consistent with educational theme Landmark/gateway project Raise RCN awareness in the community
  24. 24. Questions & Comments
  25. 25. Thank you for your continued guidance and support! Contact: County Extension Office 936.560.7711 or Bill Teague 713.252.3918 ta9@hughes.net

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