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A funny thing happened on the way from El Cerrito to UC Davis on Friday,...
We would like to announce that the both the Spanish and English Versions of Landscaping Tips to Help Defend your Home from Wildfire Poster, Tip Sheet and Resources Sheet are available on the Statewide Master Gardener Website under Volunteer Resources/ Poster Project.
The English versions have been updated and the Spanish versions are brand new. We would like to give special thanks to MG Coordinator Andrew Kramer, Amador County and Myriam Grajales-Hall, Program Manager for News & Information Outreach in Spanish for the translations.
These outreach posters were funded by a grant from the Elvenia J. Slosson Endowment for Environmental Horticulture.
Thinking about going to the Master Gardener Statewide Conference? Don't wait to register...register today by going to:
Why register now?
Better selection of sleeping rooms
More class choices
Cheaper--price goes up July 1
Highlights of the conference will include Brad Landcaster on creating rainwater gardens and Amy Stewart on the amazing life of worms and how they improve the evironment. In addition, there are many classes in sustainability to choose from including creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes, pest management using least toxic methods to growing water conserving salvias. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to network and visit with master gardeners from all over California at the welcome celebration on Wednesday night.
To register start by going to the website http://mgconference.ucdavis.edu/
1. Secure your lodging at Asilomar by completing the Housing Form (you will want to select a roommate to save on cost)
2. Pay for the conference on our secure website: http://groups.ucanr.org/mg_conference/Registration/
3. Select your classes on line. http://ucce.ucdavis.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=2612
Confirmations of your registration will be sent out later this summer but do print out your payment information as your receipt. Join us today as we dig deeper to learn more with lessons in sustainability!
The Volunteer Management System 2.0, built by our Dave Krause of the Web Action Team, is being introduced today at the Volunteer Management Institute as we speak. We hope to have all users on board with VMS 2.0 this summer. Please let us know in the statewide office what date would be best for you to have your MG volunteers transferred over to VMS 2.0. It will be done automatically so you will not have to do any manual entry other than entering any new volunteers. We can arrange to do one-on-one training on the new VMS with you or people you designate to help you manage your volunteers using the Adobe Connect on line conferencing system by appointment. Please call or email Pam to arrange a time. We think your will love this new system!
If you have been needing more in depth training on the process of plant problem diagnosis and would like some intensive hands-on practice then our first regional training for master gardeners is for you. The conference is being held on May 28, 2008 at the Palm Desert Campus of UC Riverside. You can register by clicking on your Statewide Master Gardener Home page: http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu
Cost is $50 and includes lunch, snacks, facility fees, and handouts as well as travel for our speakers. Space is limited so register TODAY!