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Master Gardener Dec 09 Newsletter

  1. 1. Master Gardener & Extension News Extension Office 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough, GA 30253 Master Gardener and Extension News December, 2009 Henry County Master Gardener New Slate elected The 2010 HCMG officers were elected We extend our heartfelt thanks to at the general meeting on Tuesday, Mimi Lee who has served as President November 3, 2009. for two years, and Joe Wernert who has served as Past President on the President Sally Davis st Executive Committee this year. 1 Vice President Tom Eddins nd 2 Vice President June Schafer Upcoming Events Secretary Sandy Adams Treasurer Josey Hunt 12/1/09 – Holiday Past President Lyndy Broder Party 12/8/09 – Intern Brunch 1/22-23/10 – GMGA Nolan House Update Winter Conference, Gainesville, Georgia This is such an exciting Already there is bustling who have stepped up to 1/29-31/10 – 24th time for our Master Gar- activity at the house with help with the garden and Annual Southern dener organization. We meetings of the garden the interior design. Gardening Sympo- truly are fortunate to design committee and sium, Callaway If you haven’t already, have the use of the the interior furnishings Gardens Nolan House at Heritage committee. Many please let Claire Crum- Park. Restoration of the thanks to Moeineh bley or Glenda Garris old house, utilizing Seyedin for her beautiful know if you would like to Inside this issue: help out with the Nolan SPLOST funding, is now garden design, and to complete and it is lovely! the Master Gardeners House. Election of Officers Nolan House rUpdate 2010 Garden Tour 2010 Garden Tour Holiday Party While we aren’t ready to Among the gardens is an Work on the tour will get Christmas Gifts for Sen- announce the gardens historic farm house gar- underway in January. If iors yet (the final approval den; a beautiful pond you are interested in Senior Activities @ for our public garden garden; a lovely Master helping with the tour, Dogwood Forest selection cannot be Gardener garden with a and you haven’t already Lunch & Learn Schedule made until mid- water feature; many signed up, please let Farmers Market December), we have se- beautiful plantings and Beth Williams or Glenda Arbor Day lected five lovely gardens hardscape; an out- Garris know. Intern Brunch that should make for an standing specimen gar- interesting tour for the den on a lake and a pub- Odds and Ends public. lic garden managed by our own Master Garden- ers.
  2. 2. Master Gardener and Extension News Page 2 Holiday Party HC Master Gardeners and asked to bring a side dish Noon, Monday, November Interns for 2009 and 2010 to share. There will be a 30, by phone or e-mail. are invited to the annual deli tray and beverages Please see the paragraph Holiday Party at the home (water, tea, Sprite). about the Christmas gifts of J. G. Humphries on Tues- for seniors program below. day, December 1, 2009, at If you plan to attend, 5:30 p.m. Everyone is please let J. G. know by Christmas Gifts for Seniors We plan to participate in Center staff to purchase Many of the seniors who the Christmas program for towel sets, the recom- will receive the gifts are seniors again this year. It mended gift this year, and housebound. This is a won- is coordinated by the Heri- wrap them and deliver derful opportunity to make tage Senior Center. We will them to the seniors. their Christmas a little bit collect your contributions, brighter. If you will not be cash or checks, at the holi- In addition, we will collect attending the party but day party at JG’s. personal care items (soap, want to contribute, please talcum, lotion, shaving call or e-mail Sally Davis The money we collect will cream, etc.) which will be [678-289-0687, be used by the Heritage added to the gift bags.] Dogwood Forest solicits assistance from Master Gardeners The Administrator of Dog- dening. If possible, Jim be short, probably an hour wood Forest, an Assisted would like to develop short at most. If you have some Living Center on Eagles programs that would in- ideas or want to get in- Landing Parkway, has ap- volve “hands on” activities volved, please call or e- proached Jim Parks regard- Such as creating a dish gar- mail Jim. ing a series of master gar- den for one of their public dener programs on gar- areas. The programs would Lunch and Learn Programs through May 30, 2009 All programs start at 12:00 noon Date Presenter Topic January 12, 2010 TBD Blueberries February 11, 2010 TBD Basics of Gardening February 18, 2010 TBD Arbor Day All Master Gardeners are March 9, 2010 TBD Organic Insect Control encouraged to attend these March 18, 2010 TBD Turfgrass Seminar informative programs! April 13, 2010 TBD Growing Tomatoes May 11, 2010 TBD Canning
  3. 3. Master Gardener & Extension News Page 3 Farmers Market Frank Hancock, ANR average about 12 vendors almost equal distribution Agent, Henry County Ex- per market day. They had between two groups— tension Office, provided a total of 5,544 custom- ages 36 – 50 and ages 51 some interesting statistics ers, an average of 264 per – 65. Not surprising is the from the Heritage week. 85% of the custom- fact that 82% of the cus- Farmer’s Market. There ers live within 10 miles of tomers were female. were 39 different vendors Heritage Park, or, mainly Henry County Frank is encouraging the over the 21 weeks of the in Stockbridge, Hampton, Officials Dedicate market for an average of McDonough and Locust Master Gardeners to take Extension Office 11.2 per week. Frank Grove. 70% of the cus- an active role in the mar- Henry County leaders held stated that successful tomers were between the ket next year. a dedication ceremony Farmer’s Markets usually ages of 36 and 65 with an Monday, October 26, 2009, for the Extension Arbor Day Programs office at Heritage Park in McDonough. The building Arbor Day Tree Giveaway T. J. Moseley shared ideas. turn as a group to dis- also serves as the head- Pam Shields will coordinate It has been decided that cuss what has been quarters for the Henry the tree giveaway in 2010. during the week of Arbor found. County Parks and Recrea- She will supply more infor- Day, February 19, 2010, a Trees will be planted in tion Department. mation when we are closer children's project will take containers to be taken to the date. place at Heritage Park. home. Susan Howington ex- Arbor Day Project for Two activities have been pressed her pleasure at Children planned: Dates, time, ages, and having such a wonderful On Thursday, November An alphabet scavenger other details will be facility for community 19, 2009, the Arbor Day nature hunt will last worked out in upcoming education. Henry County Project for Children Com- about thirty minutes. meetings. Parks and Recreation Di- mittee met. Jim Parks and The students will re- rector Tim Coley who was on hand for the open house agreed. Greg Price, Interns named; Intern Brunch Scheduled the University of Georgia Extension director for of- 2010 Interns/Mentors ton, Henry, Spalding and Fayette coun- fices in 40 counties, in- Walton Gibbs/Jim Parks ties. cluding Henry, expressed Martha (Beth) Davison/Mimi Lee The Annual Master Gardener Intern his excitement about the Kay Kersey/Ann Cunningham Brunch will be held December 8, 2009, at educational possibilities Victoria Pace/Nancy Points 10 a.m. in Conference Room A of the which are afforded to Henry County Extension Office. All Henry Pam Strickland/Alice McKoy County Master Gardeners and Interns are Henry County as a result invited to come and welcome the 2010 of its new home. Intern classes will be held on Mondays interns. We have some great cooks so starting on January 11 and finishing on Read more at please bring your favorite dish to share. March 29 with the final exam and gradua- tion. The graduation party will be held at We have an extra treat this year. After the Rockdale Master Gardener Memorial the brunch, the Nolan House will be open Arboretum. Class meeting locations will for those who wish to see the interior. rotate through Clayton, Rockdale, New-
  4. 4. Master Gardener and Extension News Page 4 The Master Gardener Program in Georgia is a volunteer train- Henry County Cooperative Extension ing program to help Extension 97 Lake Dow Road McDonough, GA 30253 agents transfer research-based Phone: 770-288-8421 information about gardening Fax: 770-954-2064 and related subjects to the E-mail: public by training home gar- deners. Classes for Master Gardeners are held yearly in cooperation with Fayette, Clayton, Spalding, Rockdale and Newton Counties. Applications for the next class will be accepted in September. Contact Colleen Currie at the Extension Office for additional information We’re on the Web! Odds and Ends 2010 GMGA Winter Two long-time members any weight on his left foot nual Summary form. You Conference under the weather for six weeks, he has a new can access the form using January 22-23, 2010 Joe had surgery on his Achil- scooter to help him get the following link: around. He is thinking of les tendon on Monday, No- Georgia, vember 2nd. attaching a leaf rake to the back so that he can clean up Master Gardener Shirts A Gallery of Gardens If you ordered a shirt and his yard during his recupera- tion. have not gotten it, please be Hosted by: Hall County Mas- in touch with T. J. Moseley ter Gardeners Nancy Jaudon is recovering as soon as possible. Any Location: Banquet Hall, First after undergoing shoulder shirts not claimed by De- Baptist Church, 751 Green surgery. cember 15 will be offered Street, Gainesville, GA for sale to the MG member- Take a minute and give ship. Several master gar- 30501 them a call. deners have expressed an For additional information, interest in purchasing an see the GMGA website at Reminders . . . All went well, and he is re- additional covering at home. But, you MG Hours can’t keep a good man Submit your hours to Col- down. Because Joe can’t put leen. Use the Individual An-