Conference Tours -There are few spaces left on the both the pre and post conference tours as part of the California Master Gardener Conference in September. If you are registered for the confernece and think you would like to join in on one of the tours, now is the time to get on the BUS! To register for either tour go to: http://forestry.berkeley.edu/mgc/ Please make a note in the comments section that you are already registered but would like to add on a tour.
Pre Conference Tours
Gardens to Grapes Tour
Tuesday, Sept. 23 - $55 per person
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Post Conference Tours
School Gardens and Life Lab
Friday, Sept. 26 - $55 per person
1 - 6 p.m.;
Tour Coord. - John Fisher, UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food System and Life Lab Science Program
The Statewide Master Gardener Program has just completed the production of three new posters you can use in your educational outreach program. They include
1. Food Safety in Your Home Vegetable Garden
2. Winter Pest Management
3. Inspect your Trees for Hazards
Both of these posters are free and can be downloaded from http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu
They include a Tip Sheet, which is packed full of more information and a Resources Guide. They will soon also be translated into Spanish.
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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!