Updates from Wendy, Master Gardener Program Coordinator
The freshly fallen snow is rapidly melting away just in time for a new more powerful storm with lots of snow and rain. It almost feels like winter was just waiting for the new year to arrive. As many people made New Year’s resolutions to make changes to their gardens or themselves — the team at Cooperative Extension resolved to make this a great one with changes that make our programs even better. Our Master Gardener team saw a few changes this past year with Jenn leaving the program to become the new Commercial Horticulture Program Coordinator in Washoe County and then the opportunity to hire Leilani as the new MG Assistant. We are looking ahead to new opportunities for volunteering and education.
Our MG Joule demonstration garden was finished and in January we will start the planning process for a year of hopefully bountiful harvests for the food kitchens. We saw a wonderfully successful MG Garden tour and our demonstration bed on the east side of our Reno office looked beautiful. And we had a great MG class where almost 50% of the students have already reached certification.
More exciting things will happen in 2019 and keep an eye on your email to hear about new opportunities and program changes. One very important change for the New Year is Leilani and I will be contacting everyone who is actively volunteering to update their volunteer paperwork in the Universities WorkDay system. Gone are the days of a pile of paperwork to sign — now we need you to come into the office or we can walk you through over the phone. The key is all volunteers must be in the system as a Master Gardener to be able to volunteer in 2019. If you have already been put into the system you are in good shape.
Make sure to attend the February potlucks to find out firsthand about the MG Joule Demonstration garden opportunities, propagation classes, Bartley Ranch, Home Show and more…we cannot wait to start the new year and share new and exciting opportunities for Master Gardeners!
Stay warm out there!
In this Edition:
- Main Page
- Electric Desert by Jack Marsh
- Bumble Bees by Becky Caldwell
- Events Calendar
- Winter Recipes
- Winter Poetry