Thursday, May 14th 2015
This replaces our regular MG meeting.
Bring plants at 12:30 or earlier if you have a lot of plants, so we can get them all organized.
Swap & Learn - to start at 1:00
Clysta Willett Park (Formerly Twin Lakes Park)
What to bring?
Directions to Clysta Willet Park
Take Shed Hopper (62) bypass to Hwy 5 south, (turning away from Mountain Home). Look for Rossi Road on right, just past a liquor store. There is a small sign to the Park. Drive until you see the park signs on the left.
From the bypass, turn onto Rossi Road heading east away from Mountain Home. Then continue, following left on Rossi Road. Drive until you will see the park signs on the right.
Once just in the park, wind around until you will see the large green roofed building on the left with a large parking lot in front of it. We will be using the covered pavilion.
I’m looking forward to all having a good time.
Any questions? Please contact me,
Pat Meuske 870-467-5119
Member Education Committee Meeting: Committee members present at March 30 meeting:
Richard Shanahan, Linda Hundley Lisa Wolf, Barrie Hazelton, Barb Goodlett, Pat Mueske, Libby Stewart, Audrey Holt and invited guest Diana Wiegand.
Each assumed a responsibility: Horticulture Table, SIGs (Special Interest Groups), Garden Walks and Tours.
TOURS: Lisa Wolf will undertake arranging Tours -email@example.com Anna Marie mentioned a trip to Springfield to visit the Xeriscape Garden that the last Seminar Speaker, Patrick Byers, talked about. Lisa has contacted Barbara St. Claire, the head gardener at the Xeriscape Garden, about parking for five or so cars, the best day to visit, hoping someone could meet us, possibly on a Saturday when the Farmers Market is running.
GARDEN WALKS: Barbara Goodlett firstname.lastname@example.org is the contact for members wishing to host a Garden Walk– Barb has forms for hosting a garden walk and garden etiquette for visiting a garden. When ready to have a garden walk let Barb know and she will contact membership with date, time and location.
SIGs: Pat Mueske email@example.com is the contact for members wishing to lead a SIG – Special Interest Group - This may come up if someone wants to have an educational group meeting in which the rest of the membership may not have an interest. The person leading the group/topic usually does most of the planning and emailing. We tossed around several thoughts about possible SIGs as a Seed Bomb activity and some garden crafts that members make. Last year Debbie Anderson had several on making ‘Papercrete’.
EMAILS AND CONTACTS: Audrey Holt will prepare and send monthly Buddy Messages and emails to Tamara for newsletter Bulletin with Horticulture Table information.
Libby Stewart will keep Linda Hundley updated on committee information as Linda does not have internet.
HORTICULTURE TABLE duties for membership meetings: Take turns – April Monitor: Richard Shanahan
Free items for taking – mention location: indoors or outdoors, who brought and later, dispose leftovers.
Barrie Hazelton firstname.lastname@example.org is email contact for Raffle table.
GARDEN NAME, LOCATION & PROJECT CHAIRS &
MONTHLY PROJECT CONTACT INFO.
ENHAMCEMENT DAY (PED)
BAXTER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Mike Kuenzl
Garden at the Education Building email@example.com
1507 Fairgrounds Dr 870-425-6104
First Wednesday after the monthly BCMG meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
BULL SHOALS WHITE Betsy Durham
RIVER STATE PARK email@example.com
Powerhouse Dr. 870-620-0040
Off Hwy 178
Lakeview, AR Angela Reagan
First Tuesday of the Month 870-424-418
CLYSTA WILLET NATURE TRAIL Carol Badsky
AND NATIVE GARDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
Clysta Willett Park 785-633-6948
1634 Rossi Road
Mountain Home Ceil Gasiecki
Third Monday and Fourth Thursday of the Month 219-776-9620
MEMORIAL GARDENS Deborah Anderson
First Presbyterian Church email@example.com
1106 Spring St. 870-467 5247
Thursday after the BCMG Monthly Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
NORFORK NATIONAL Darrell Stewart
FISH HATCHERY email@example.com
1414 Hwy177 South near Norfork Dam 501-366-4596
First Thursday of the Month Karen Tipton
EXTENSION OFFICE Judy Niziolek
Intersection of Hwy 62 & Hwy 5 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Home 870-424-2069
Second Wednesday of the Month
RAPP'S BARREN CABINS Judy Brieske
AT COOPER PARK email@example.com
Cooper Park 870-580-0811
1101 Spring St.
Mountain Home Jo Strickland
Second Wednesday & Fourth Tuesday of the month 870-431-5248
Need Cards for Sunshine Collection
I am requesting if anyone has extra birthday, get well, and sympathy cards for our Sunshine collection.Thank you, Diana Wiegand
Need Empty Milk Jugs?
If you would like some empty milk jugs for planting over the winter, I have plenty and can bring them to the December meeting.
Contact Tamara Carl
~~Suggestions for a happier experience for all~~
The main purpose of these walks is education. But they are also an enjoyable to visually experience and learn about the plants and ideas of others in this area of the country. We learn what works for others and how these plants are combined in a garden setting. Many, if not all of our gardens, are changing works in progress. We all have different interests and different kinds of gardens; wild or rambling to manicured, new or well established all vegetable to all flowers, with different ways of attacking our goals.
We have had wonderfully successful summer of walks the past. They were enjoyed by all who participated. Those who missed even one really missed a lot.
Walk host and hostess:
Barbara Goodlett 499-7430, cell sometimes best-404-9858 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You Dave McConkey!
I want to start off by first thanking Dave McConkey for all the hard work and dedication he has put into the old web site, it made putting this new site much easier to put together. Dave has managed the site for several years all by himself which is quite a job. So Thanks Dave for doing such a great job and making our job so much easier.
Changes To The Site
1. New site name www.baxtercounty.com
The blue color in the text indicates that this is a link, click on it. This will take you to the home page (front page) of the new web site. Once you are on the front page bookmark the page on your computer. This will keep the site location for you on file and make it easier for you to return to it especially since the name has changed.
2. The second change you will notice is once you are on the home page there are tabs on the ribbon at the top of the page. This will lead you to a section of the web site. There is a Members Only section that has all of our forms, roster, basically information that we don't want the public to have access to. When you click on the members only tab it will prompt you to enter a password. The password has not changed it's mgherbs
Managing a web site of this size is no easy job. That's why we are looking for a media team to manage the new site so if anyone is interested in a fun way to earn your hours this could be the perfect opportunity for you. The new site is beautiful and has many great features but it's very easy to manage, so there are no special skills required if you can type (or hunt and peck) you qualify. Fill out the form in the Members Only section or click on the email button at the top of that page. We would love to hear from you.
The site is divided into several areas
This is the landing page when you open the site, it has information on how to become a Master Gardener. It has our meeting time, location and even a map and welcomes guests to join us at our meetings.
2. Our History
The main tab under Our History, I would like you to visit is the Cooperative Extension Service. There is so much information on this page. You can educate yourself about a variety of plants, weeds even insects. Learn about Master Gardener's history and even other programs around the state. If you are new to the area this page is a great place to start to learn about what grows here in Baxter County. The next stop under Our History is the Calendar it will have all the events listed at one place for easy viewing and the public will be able to see when for example the Seminar is this year. If you click on an event on the calendar a description of the event will appear. The Project Enhancement Days are also listed there, it's early in the season so they may change and will be updated at that time. Buddy messages will still be sent out by the Project Leaders to remind folks of the Enhancement Days.
All of our projects are represented with a brief history and the Project Leaders pictures. There will be pictures and they can be up dated by the Head Of Projects. If there are special events happening at any of the projects it can be posted so the public may attend the event.
These are the events Master Gardener's host like the Seminar and the County Fair. The events are listed at this time but we still have further information and pictures to add to this section. So it's still a work in progress.
This newsletter tab is for our newsletter The Ozark Green Thumb, it will have the archives of the newsletters along with articles listed by category for easy reference. Any article that has information not for public view will be listed in the BCMG Bulletin under the Members Only section which is password protected. Once we start doing a newsletter to the public I will be sending a BCMG Bulletin out separately to the members so you can keep up with the business of the club. You the members will be getting the Bulletin and the Ozark Green Thumb send directly to your email box coming this spring.
6. Recipe Blog
Our newsletter the Ozark Green Thumb always has great recipes submitted by you our members. We now have a permanent place to put our recipes, you can go to the blog and search the categories for great recipes with ease. Joanne Ragsdale will be hosting our blog so thank you Joanne! She will start entering some of the past recipes from our newsletters so take a look. Maybe in the future we could even do a cookbook as something to sell, I know it would be a hit, Master Gardener's are great cooks.
7. Members Only
This is a password protected area, when you click on the tab it will prompt you to enter our password (mgherbs). The first page in this section is a form that we would love you to fill out. Join us and share your talents and skills to make Master Gardener's a great club. There on the right is a list of the business items for the club.
A. Note the first item is enter your hours, this is were you can enter your hours using our system we have been using all year. Now it will be easier than ever to enter your hours on line.
B. I want to bring your attention to the BCMG Bulletin. This is were articles and business information for the members only, will be posted every month. You will get the BCMG Bulletin delivered directly to you in the coming months, but the past issues will be there to view along with all the articles if you want to go back and read something.
C. The third section that I know you will enjoy is the links page. If you are looking for any gardening item, plant or tool you are sure to find the information on this page. Take your time and browse around you could discover a new source for seed or plants.
I hope you enjoy the new site and remember we are still working on it, thank you for being patient with us. We would love to hear from you if you have any suggestions to improve the site it's your site enjoy!
Ed Thomas is our Web Administrator but we hope to have several people involved in the maintenance of the web site. If working at one of our projects is not possible for what ever reason this may be the perfect opportunity for you.You can get your volunteer hours in working on projects that benefit our program in other ways. Like working with the web site, or the newsletters. There is no computer experience necessary really if I can do it anyone can.
Positions Available On The Web Site Team
Newsletter Authors....Many positions available
We will be using a new system to produce our newsletter which allows us to have several authors access to input their articles. If you enjoy sharing gardening tips or have a special interest, I enjoy herbs and edible plants in the landscape, you can express yourself and educate the rest of us.
Web Editors...Many positions available
These folks will work with our team and learn how to edit certain parts of the site. For example up dating an article on one of the projects or events that is posted on the web site.
A web site is always change and evolving so it takes a team to keep it up dated for you our members, come join us.
Share your skills and talents with the rest of us.
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