Dear Baxter County Master Gardeners and Mark,
You all have given me a wonderful year and I thank you for it. Never, when I was concerned about our accomplishing a given task, have you let me down. Please do understand, as I do, that you all have carried this group's banner and it has flown high. You are also well underway for another good year.
I'm looking forward to enjoying your company at our annual party. May I wish each of you a happy and blessed Christmas. Here's hoping that you get to spend the season as you wish and round it out comfortably and be ready to garden some more. AM
December Holiday Pot Luck
Instead of our regular meeting this month, we are having our annual holiday pot luck. Everyone please bring a covered dish, your own eating utensils, and plates or trays. We'll have coffee, and tea. Thank you. Spouse or guest welcome. Have fun!!
Happy Holiday Season. Diana Wiegand
Horticulture Table/ Member Education message:
With appreciation to all who served on the Member Education Committee and all who contributed
in one way or another with samples brought in for discussion; information and plants to share as
well as items for our raffle table. Thank you.
Looking forward to another year of learning and sharing; consider joining us.
Best wishes for a Joyful Holiday and a New Year filled with an abundance of Peace,
Love and Joy -- in your heart, your home and your garden.
Director of Member Education, Audrey Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings from Head of Projects:
The holidays are times of joy and celebration. But they are also a time to give thanks, and I'd like to take a minute to make special mention of all those who have supported are projects.
Our project leaders and all those who have supported them are to be congratulated for a job well done. Your dedication and efforts have provided a hallmark that makes all of us proud to say we are Master Gardeners.
To everyone, may you all enjoy the blessings of the Season. My best wishes to you and your families for a healthy and Happy New Year. Merry Christmas!!! Ceil Gasiecki email@example.com
Click here for detailed information about our projects scheduling and contact information.
Reporting Hours: Report your hours, make your contribution count!
Need help reporting your 2015 hours? – please try this active link MG online reporting link.
1) You can enter this from the Members Only page above OR at http://members.arkmg.org..
2) Your user name will be your last name and the first two letters of your first name. Sally Smith’s user name would be smithsa.
3) The default password is baxter, and then you will be asked to enter a permanent password.
A recent message from Janet Carson urges us all to report all our hours, not just the minimum needed to stay active.
Deadline to report hours is December 31, 2015. If you need help getting onto the reporting site, please contact your county online reporting manager. For members that do not have access or cannot report their hours on line please continue to turn in your hours at the meeting, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Sandy Seitz, 876 CR 126, Oakland, AR 72661
Please inform Diana when you know of someone who is in need of some "Sunshine." It may be an illness, sympathy, or congratulations. You may contact her at 870-481-5355 or email
November Rain Report
Diana Weigand Three Brothers area Reported: 9.75"
Sue North East side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork Reported: Out of Town - reported 4.84" for 11/16&17
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: 9.15"
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported: 14.72"
Thanks to our Newsletter Staff this Month:
Articles or Topics Suggested By:
Anna Marie Richardson... Message from the President
Diana Weigand ... Program Information for the Month
Jane Darr ... BCMG Monthly Bulletin
Tamara Carl ... Great Plants
Mark Keaton Baxter County Extension Agent ... Monthly Calendar
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Brassica oleracea Cauliflower
Agriculture and Natural Resources FSA9534...Building Rain Barrels to Harvest Rainwater
Tamara Carl ... Recipes
Ed Thomas ... Web Master
Tamara Carl ... Newsletter Coordinator
Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG