If you would like to donate an item for MAMGA's silent auction at the annual membership meeting, please contact Dana Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org Donations to MAMGA are charitable deductions for tax purposes.
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.
The Annual Membership meeting will be held at the UW Arboretum starting at 10:30am on Saturday, March 28. Registration is due by March 14 with payment checks payable to MAMGA sent to P.O. Box 259318, MADISON WI 53725-9318. Members pay $20 and guests pay $25. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are available. The event features a silent auction, business meeting, and a delicious Italian buffet. Our speaker is Marcia Carmichael, historical gardens coordinator at Old World Wisconsin. Elections for the MAMGA Board will be held. To learn more about the MAMGA Board elections, read this. Also see MAMGA BOARD.
Registration is due by March 14 with payment checks payable to MAMGA sent to P.O. Box 259318, MADISON WI 53725-9318. Members pay $20 and guests pay $25. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals are available. The event features a silent auction, business meeting, and a delicious Italian buffet. Our speaker is Marcia Carmichael, historical gardens coordinator at Old World Wisconsin. Elections for the MAMGA Board will be held. To learn more about the MAMGA Board elections, read this. Also see MAMGA BOARD.
Grant applications are in and will be evaluated by our Community Service Committee. Grant applicants will be notified by March 25.
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/
Approximately 80 people attended the wildly successful program on Community Gardens held on February 21. We learned that MGVs can learn from and share skills with community gardeners and their leaders. This event will allow the two groups to begin partnerships.
Green Thumb Tuesday Moves to Lunch - March 3
Green Thumb Tuesday
An informal get-together for MAMGA members
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Monona Gardens Restaurant, 6501 Bridge Rd
Corner of Bridge & W. Broadway
Topic: Garden Tools You Can't Live Without
RSVP to Dana
All MGV’s are invited!
Community garden leaders working with Dane Co. UW Extension have organized a program to build leadership skills and capacity for sustainable garden management. The summit is open to community garden leaders and volunteers, all who play a role in organizing and managing the garden. This conference will build on the introductory program on community gardens on February 21. The summit takes place at Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 E. Gorham Street in Madison.
Please RSVP for the Winter Summit using this Eventbrite page. A $10 donation is suggested to help cover meal costs, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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