Green Thumb Tuesday Lunch - May 5
Green Thumb Tuesday
An informal get-together for MAMGA members
Location: Monona Gardens Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd. (corner of Bridge & W. Broadway) for lunch, and 6105 Ridgewood Ave., Monona, visit to Libby Howting's shady yard.
Ephemerals are (mostly) woodland plants that appear in early spring, bloom prettily, and then disappear until next year. Bring pictures to share. After lunch we will visit MGV Libby Howting's very shady yard to see some Wisconsin ephemerals, about 5 blocks away.
RSVP to Dana
All MGVs (and students) are invited!
Following elections at the Annual Membership meeting, the 2015 Board will hold its first meeting at the Dane Co./Extension offices from 6 to 8pm on April 6. Among the items of business are election of new Board officers. Members are welcome to attend. Read about changes to the by-laws. Also see MAMGA BOARD.
Membership cards and annual meeting reservations due March 14 have been delivered. Discounts to 12 businesses are listed on the back of the card. If you don't get the card but you paid dues to MAMGA for 2015, use the CONTACT US function to let us know. Remember that you might be receiving the monthly emailed newsletters temporarily but not be a dues-paying member. In April, we will remove those who haven't paid dues to MAMGA from our distribution list. Renew now and don't miss any of the benefits of MAMGA membership.
Earth Day as a day of environmental education and action has its roots in Wisconsin with Senator Gaylord Nelson. What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to volunteer at our public parks? MGVs who live in Madison can go to the Earth Day Challenge website to find a park and download the Volunteer form. Take a pair of plastic or latex gloves and several large garbage bags for trash and recyclables.
Grant applications are in and will be evaluated by our Community Service Committee. Grant awards will be announced at the annual membership meeting.
Be sure to record your volunteer hours spent in activities, education, working with kids, and continuing education. Use the fillable form at: http://dane.uwex.edu/horticulture/master-gardener/training/
Here's a quick summary of where your master gardener-related materials go:
MAMGA's Post Office Box 259318 gets:
- annual meeting reservations ($20 members, $25 guests, checks made payable to MAMGA) due March 14;
- 2016 membership renewal due November 15. Make renewal checks out to MAMGA for $20 which includes a $5 WIMGA membership.
You can join MAMGA once you have completed master gardener training successfully. Students in Dane County's master gardener program are MAMGA members. If your certification lapses for a year or more, you can still join MAMGA. We can provide advice and opportunities to re-certify. We strongly encourage maintaining certification and we help by making it easy-to-do.
Think: Money = MAMGA!
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Dane Co/UW Extension 5201 Fen Oak Court gets the MGV Hours reports due October 1 each year. The report is used to determine certification as a master gardener for the following year. Certification cards are sent out in late winter.
Think: Certification hours = Dane Co/Extension!
Sending materials to the wrong location will delay processing.
Email Info@mamgawi.org if you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities.
MAMGA Communications Committee
MAMGA Community Services Committee
MAMGA Membership Committee
ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE