February 2021 Events
2- noon to 1 p.m.- Pruning with Purpose, presented by Krista Quinn, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agent
Properly pruning trees has many benefits - from improving the health and beauty of your trees to maintaining the safety of your property. In this one-hour virtual presentation, attendees will learn basic pruning techniques to achieve desired results and reduce harm to trees. Participants will learn when, how, and why to prune their trees for maximum satisfaction. Information about how to train young trees to reduce pruning requirements later will also be presented.
3 - White County Brown Bag Lecture Series: Amy Simpson - Cool Season Vegetables, 12 to 1 p.m.
4 - Grow Your Own Groceries: Blackberries, 12 to 1 p.m. Link for GYOG webpage
9 - noon to 1 p.m. Tree Preservation on the Construction Site, presented by Allen Bates, City of Hot Springs Urban Forester
Zoom Registration: http://bit.ly/TreePreservationFeb9
Preserving trees during construction can be a challenge, but by identifying ways trees are damaged on the construction site and then using proven methods to mitigate those problems, the final result of an established healthy tree is a great benefit to the environment and beauty of the site.
In this one-hour virtual presentation, attendees will learn how to avoid damage to trees that are being preserved on the construction site. Participants will learn which trees should be preserved, the most critical area to protect of the tree and activities that should be prohibited beneath the tree.
10 - White County Brown Bag Lecture Series: Jan Yingling - Diseases, 12 to 1 p.m. (link coming soon)
12 - Deadline to register for Advanced MG Class via Zoom, Pollinators: An In-Depth Look at One of Life's Most Important Resources, March 12, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and March 13, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (must attend both days) Cost is $25.00
For more information contact Patsy Louk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-841-9865.
Registration Information link (found on MG ONLY portion of the website)
15 - Deadline for MG Award Forms Award Forms
15 - Deadline for MG Conference Donations Conf
15 - Deadline for county forms (notebook order form, csv file and mentor list) to be sent to state office for 2021 MG Online Basic Training Class (contact your county extension office for application form, fees and date to turn in form to your county office). Please send csv file to email@example.com
15 - Master Gardener Monday (MGM), 12 to 1 p.m. (link coming soon)
16 - noon to 1 p.m. Trees Count in Cities & Towns: Managing Community Trees to Maximize Their Benefits, presented by Krissy Thomason, AR Department of Agriculture Forestry Division Urban & Community Forestry Program Coordinator, and Krista Quinn, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agent
Zoom Registration: http://bit.ly/TreesCountFeb16
Research shows that trees provide a multitude of benefits to communities. Krissy Thomason, Urban & Community Forestry Program Coordinator with the AR Department of Agriculture Forestry Division and Krista Quinn, University of AR Division of Agriculture County Extension Agent in Faulkner County, will discuss some of the ways that trees help communities and introduce some methods that communities can use to manage their community trees.
16 - Getting Started with Starting Seeds via Zoom,
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration link
Description: There is no better time than right now to start planning for your spring and summer gardens! In this Learning to Grow seminar, Faulkner County Master Gardener, Diana Polcar, will walk us through the process of germinating your own seeds indoors. She will help us understand what seeds need to flourish and perform best by discussing where to source high quality seeds, the best seed starting mediums and seed starting containers, the pros and cons of grow lights and heat mats, and much more!
Contact: Krista Quinn 501-329-8344 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 - White County Brown Bag Lecture Series: Terrell Davis - Warm Season Veggies, 12 to 1 p.m. (link coming soon)
18 - Grow Your Own Groceries: Potatoes, 12 to 1 p.m. Link for GYOG webpage
23 - noon to 1p.m. Top Ways to Save Money with Trees- presented by John Baker, AUFC board member and co-founder of Tree Streets Little Rock, and Anthony Whittington, City of Hot Springs Parks & Trails Director
Beautiful, healthy trees can greatly enhance our homes and businesses. However, growing trees takes time, effort, and money and the last thing anyone wants is to invest in trees and then watch them die. In this presentation, attendees will learn how to plant and care for trees to protect their investments and ensure they thrive. Some topics that will be covered include tree species selection, good and bad site locations for trees, and tree planting and maintenance to promote the health and longevity of trees. Participants will learn when, how, and why to plant, prune and maintain trees to maximize tree benefits.
24 - White County Brown Bag Lecture Series: Brett Gordan - Soils, 12 to 1 p.m. (link coming soon)
March 2021 Events
1 - MG Online Basic Training Class begins
10 - Deadline for Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship
Link to scholarship form