Weekly Update - April 11, 2012
Special Ventura County Fair Exhibit Edition – See attachment
From the MG Program Coordinator: Need to reach me? Send an email to: email@example.com or call my cell phone, (805) 320-4134.
Celebrating the birth of grandchildren, the following Master Gardener became a grandparent. If you would like your information included in the weekly update, just send your facts. Send the name of your new grandchild and birthplace to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stacy Plasch is a grandmother for the first time to Knox Johnston. He was born on Jan 18th inVentura. He’s a cutie with big blue eyes and thinks his grandma is pretty funny. Congratulations Stacy!
Earn volunteer hours talking about the reason you became a Master Gardener! We need your assistance and here is the list of opportunities for community service. These activities directly align with the mission and goals of the Master Gardener Program. Hope you can help us!
Earth Day in Thousand Oaks on April 28th from 10am to 4pm. We need two or three volunteers for two shifts – 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm. Contact Lois Shoemaker at email@example.com or (805) 522-4683.
Earth Day in Camarillo on April 21st from 10am to 4pm. We need two or three volunteers for two shifts 9:30 am to 1 pm & 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 482-2580.
Celebrate Garden Month at the Ventura County Government Center in the Hall of Administration from April 17th to April 27th. Community Service days are scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 am to 1pm. Contact Nancy Nasalroad at email@example.com
Ventura Garden Tour - The tour includes eight homes and will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 5th. Contact Susan at (805) 415- 7661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ojai Garden Tour – The tour includes five homes and will be held from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 12th. We need five or more volunteers for two shifts 9:30 am to 1 pm & 12:30 pm to 4 pm. Orientation for home tours is scheduled on Tuesday May 8th at the Ojai Chamber of Commerce office. For more information, contact Cathy at (805) 320-1686 or email@example.com
Simi in the Garden Community Garden’s Grand Opening will be held on Sunday April 22 at 1636 Sinaloa Road in Simi Valley. MG Trainee Joe Santos will coordinate volunteers for this effort. If you are interested in helping, contact Joe directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing Education Opportunities:
Location and registration information is available on the MG website.
Camarillo Speakers’ Series – Every Wednesday until 4/25/2012
MG Lead for series is Linda Owens - email@example.com
Goebel Speakers’ Series in TO – 4th Saturday from 6/23 to 9/22/2012
MG Lead is Peggy Ellis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ojai Speakers’ Series – 2nd Saturday from 4/14 to 10/13/2012
MG Lead is Robin Graham –email@example.com
Simi Valley Speakers’ Series – Every Tuesday from 5/1 to 6/12/2012
Register on MG website and each class cost $5.00 (pay at the door)
Certified Master Gardeners receive continuing education hours for attending sessions. Trainees are welcome to attend sessions, sorry no volunteer hours. Registration is required!
Mastering Your Home Garden Workshop is scheduled at the Hansen Agricultural Center on Saturday May 19th from 8:15 am to noon. Master Gardeners may attend at a reduce rate of $5.00. Certified Master Gardeners in attendance will receive three hours of continuing education Trainees are welcome to attend as well. But, your time spent in sessions does not count towards required volunteer hours. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Charleen Siegler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 984-1947 or Nancy Lindsay at email@example.com or (805) 987-0201.
Ventura Vets plan to grow tomatoes and they need our help to secure 15 black nursery containers and cages for tomato seedlings. Barbara has plenty of seeds. If you have cages to loan, contact Barbara directly at (805) 443-2073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Teach Ventura County Veterans how-to Grow Pumpkins!!!
Barbara Hill, Approved Site Lead is facilitating a Pumpkin Growing Contest with the staff and residents of the Veterans Home. She is forming teams and needs the support of 3 to 4 Master Gardeners to work with these teams. MG will mentor a team through the process of growing the pumpkins. The soil has been prepared and is ready for planting. Seeds provided and instructions on how-to grow pumpkins. The mentoring MG for each team will need to do a little digging, interpret instructions, share expertise, and make it a fun project. Hours are flexible and one meeting will be held to get organized. Barbara is available to provide support as need to mentoring MG. However she will not lead a team. This is great opportunity for the Vets to grow pumpkins. If you are interested in supporting this worthwhile effort, contact Barbara at email@example.com or (805) 443-2073.
MG Hands-On Garden Training Program for the Class of 2012
Hansen Agricultural Center (HAC)
Vegetable Garden Co-Leads – Juan Hernandez, Kathryn Estomo, and Velma Womack
Hands-on photographer: Sally Kosoff – firstname.lastname@example.org
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=695
Cut Flower Garden Lead – Kim Herren
Hands-on photographer: Patti Handfinger – email@example.com
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=697
Propagation Group Lead – Kathleen Diermier
Hands-on photographer: Jeff Dodson – firstname.lastname@example.org
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=696
Camarillo Ranch House
Butterfly Garden Lead - Chuck Andrews
Hands-on photographer: Barbara Wilsey – email@example.com
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=698
Channel Island Marine Center & Native Garden
Native Garden Leads - Norma Hogan and Freda Massaro
Hands-on photographer: Kelli Green – firstname.lastname@example.org
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=692
Earths Academy in Newbury Park
Succulents and Tolerant Garden - Cathy Lewis
Hands-on photographer: SteveSchwaiger – email@example.com
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=694
Goebel Center in Thousand Oaks
True Colors California Garden - Laurel Ford, Maryrose Caspray, and Ruth Lee
Hands-on photographer: Barbara Morse – firstname.lastname@example.org
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=693
Ojai Valley Half-Moon Community Garden
Vegetable Garden Co-Leads – Charles Duncan, Robin Graham, and Gene Volkerding
Hands-on photographer: Simone Patterson– email@example.com
View pictures: https://ucanr.org/mg/users/photoalbumview.cfm?albumnum=688