Some upcoming AT classes for 2019 and 2020 and 2021 are:
October 25 and 26 (choice of one of the 2 days)
on the method of construction of Salad Tables is at the Lonoke Extension Office. Participants will attend an informative lecture presented by “seasoned” MGs and guest speakers regarding salad table construction. Detailed instructional material will be furnished. A skillful demonstration should firmly “plant the seeds” of knowledge for successfully crafting a table.
March 10 (on the calendar with Julie),
White County (Searcy),
on the topic of vegetable gardening
February, late, date to be scheduled,
Garland County (Hot Springs),
Bonsai, Garvan Woodland Gardens.
Watch Constant Contacts for information on Master Gardener Appreciation Day at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art in Bentonville.
This event will take place on Monday, October 14th, from 10 am to 2 pm.
Master Gardener Leadership Conference
August 23 -24, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Arkansas 4-H Center
Registration deadline: August 2, 2019
Hatchery Outdoor Adventure
We will need volunteers for the 2019 Hatchery Outdoor Adventure Day which will be held on Saturday, 09/07/19, from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. The planned project this year is called Garden in a Glove.
Please contact Darrell Stewart to sign up for shifts.
Baxter County Fair
The Baxter County Fair is right around the corner in September. Rick Gatewood has graciously again agreed to be our chair. However, Rick is looking for an assistant to help him getting this organized.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Ceil Gasiecki or Rick Gatewood. Appreciate your help.
For more information on any of the above points, contact the U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension office at 870-425-2335.
Plant-Nuture-Grow Master Gardener Leadership Conference
August 23 -24, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)
Arkansas 4-H Center
You can go online to register or mail in your registration form.
PNG (Plant-Nurture-Grow) Leadership Conference is open to all Master Gardeners and County Agents.
We ask that each county with a MG Program attend.
Information given at this conference helps strengthen and grow your program. It is an important event to attend.
Conference Information Online
(schedule and registration form is available on the MG only portion of our website)
We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
The Baxter County Master Gardeners are a fun group of folks who enjoy sharing their love of gardening with any visitor.
At our meetings we have speakers, refreshments, & fun.
Come join us!
Next Meeting Date:
August 8, 2019 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church
1106 Spring Street
Mountain Home, AR
Guest Speaker: Tina Marie Wilcox
Topic: Mediterreanean Herbs
Tina Marie Wilcox has been the head gardener and herbalist at the Ozark Folk Center State Park’s Heritage Herb Garden in Mountain View, Arkansas since 1984. She coordinates annual herb events and facilitates the production of herb seeds and plants for the park. She writes a weekly herb and garden column entitled “Yarb Tales”, which is published by the Stone County Leader and www.ozarkfolkcenter.com. She co-authored the reference book, the creative herbal home with Susan Belsinger.
Professional Memberships include the Herb Society of America and the International Herb Association. She is known, nationwide, as an entertaining and enlightening herbal educator. In 2017 she was honored with the Nancy Putnam Howard Award for Excellence in Horticulture by the Herb Society of America.
Tina's philosophy is based upon experiencing the joy of the process, perpetrating no harm and understanding life through play with plants and people.
Horticulture Table: Diana Wiegand
Topic: Flowers that Bloom from August - October
Master Gardeners Monthly Radio Program:
Mountain Talk Radio July 17th on 97.1 7:15 a.m. - 8:am.
Master Gardener Hosts this month are Tommy Hagan and Ceil Gasiecki
From Mountain Home
Take US Hwy. 62B East through Mountain Home until you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side.
Take Hwy. 62/412 towards Mountain Home. Once you get to Mountain Home continue on into Mountain Home on US 62B. This will take you through town till you get to Harp's Grocery and you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side. here to edit.
"On behalf of the 2019 IMGC Planning Committee and Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, thank you so much for joining us! We sincerely hope that you had the opportunity to learn from so many knowledgeable industry experts, visited some of our fabulous public gardens, met and networked with other Master Gardeners from the US, Canada, and South Korea, shared some knowledge with our guests from Great Britain, took home a little something from our Marketplace and/or Silent Auction, and had fun with activities, evening events and each other!
We are humbled and filled with gratitude that you chose to spend time with us as we dug into our roots. Particular thanks to Dr. David Gibby for his insight and perseverance; it was an honor to have him address all of us and participate in presenting the David Gibby Search for Excellence Awards to the winners.
In the near future we will be sending out an evaluation of all facets of this conference and sharing results with our 2021 hosts, Virginia.
A slide show of your photos is in the works! If you have not added them to our collection yet, do not hesitate! Add to the app (see below), send to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload to Internationalmastergardener.com/upload."
The 2021 International Master Gardeners Conference will be held in Norfolk, Virginia on September 12-18, 2021.
SOURCE: https://www.internationalmastergardener.com/ (7/3/19).
The 2020 Master Gardener Conference will be here before we know it. Take a moment to review the first newsletter for the upcoming conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Jonesboro next year.
June 2019 Newsletter
- Craighead County MG Conference Planning Committee
Here’s the checklist for things to be on the lookout for as we get deeper into summer.
For more information on any of the above topics, please feel free to contact the University of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service at 870-425-2335.