MGFKC Newsletter

2020 September MGFKC eNewsletter
MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the September 2020 issue!

  • East Meets West in the Garden: Fun and Fundraising
  • News from the Board by Jim Olson, MGF Board President
    • 2020 Recognition Event
    • Welcome New Board Member Wendy Jordan
  • Applause Please: Nominate an Outstanding Master Gardener by Mary Watts, MG Program Coordinator
  • Ellen A’Key Grant Award by MG Trish Bloor
  • New Tip Sheet #14: Climate Friendly Gardening
  • Growing Groceries: Season Three begins October 7 by MG Gary Scheider
  • What Do I Do Now? Second Edition by MG Bruce Williams
  • News Shoots: New Tip Sheet
  • Sept. Book Selection: Legacy of a Passionate Gardener
  • CE Opportunities
  • What’s Happening News & Updates

more

This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email. Miss a past issue? Find it here.

East Meets West in the Garden

East Meets West in the Garden

Thank you to all who contributed to the King County Master Gardener Program and participated in the September 11 East Meets West in the Garden event with Dan Hinkley and Nita-Jo Rountree. These local garden celebrities generously donated their time to help the Master Gardener Foundation of King County raise funds for the Master Gardeners.

Over 165 Master Gardeners and friends of Master Gardeners attended this event, helping the Foundation to raise over $7600 for its continuing support for this program. We recognize additional support from individual and businesses who sponsored the event with generous donations for door prizes made this a fun and well-attended event. Read more about the event and Dan and Nita-Jo.

The 600 plus Master Gardeners require a strong support system. The Foundation finances demonstration gardens throughout King County that in turn offer harvested goods to local food banks for their underserved communities. Classes help gardeners successfully to grow their own food sharing ideas for fruits and vegetables easily planted on balconies and in yards, on sunny windowsills or in doorway pots. Finally, at clinics they share science-based information to help create sustainable and ecologically robust gardens in homes and communities throughout King County.

Gardens continue to be a place of solace in these challenging times. Community support through these generous donations help Master Gardeners to be there today when we all need help, when a kind word of encouragement about a struggling plant sets us on our way, and tomorrow when a new normal still includes time spent in nature in our green places. You may still donate to the Foundation at MGFKC.org and find us online at ask-a-MG.

Heads UP!

2020 September-October Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

 

Read in the September-October 2020 issue:

  • Ready, Set, Harvest!
  • Fall Turf Care
  • Weather Station: Wildfire smoke helps plants?
  • Nerd’s Corner: Daphne bholua
  • The Birdie Did It!
  • Another Trouble-Making Sawfly
  • Fall for Fall Planting
  • Autumn Pruning for Woody Plants — Don’t!!
  • Raspberries: The Simply Wonderful Fruit
  • Twigga Mortis: When things go awry in the veggie patch…
  • Useful Web Sources!

This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners during the active garden months from March to October. Look for the current issue in your email.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Seeds for Thought

MGFWS Seeds for Thought

August Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State

Read in this issue:

  • From the President by Don Enstrom, MGFWS President
  • WSU MG Program Update by Jennifer Marquis, Statewide Program Leader
  • 2020 MG Advanced Ed Conference Update by MG C-J Nielsen
  • Wireworm Scope and Management for Gardener by MG Mark Amara

Back issues available on the State Foundation website: http://mgfws.org/

Message to Our Master Gardeners

From: Mary Watts, WSU Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Subject: A Call to Action
New! Date: May 29, 2020

This is a long email, I know. Please take the time to read it completely… Some of you may be thinking there isn’t a lot to do within the program during the pandemic, but I assure you that is not the case. Many things have been moved online and there are ample ways to participate from the safety and comfort of your home.

I would like everyone to do the first item on the list and then select one or more other items that you feel you would be suited for.

  • Confirm MG Directory Phone #’s
  • Clinics: Email Clinic, Virtual Online Clinic
  • Growing Groceries
  • Homegrown, an Educational Series for Today’s Gardener
  • Education Team
  • Garden Leadership Team
  • Plant Sales Committee
  • 2021 Intern Training Team

Read this message and all the Program Coordinator’s messages on the Member Area page of this website (log in required).

Cedar Flagging

Cedar flagging is a natural process that is often confused with a disease.  Evergreen plants, including conifers and broad leaf types, naturally shed some old foliage each year. Stress factors, such as insufficient water, hot winds, construction damage or other root disturbance, poor planting procedures, or recent planting can promote flagging.  It is being seen more often this year because it is more common when there is hot weather followed by cold weather.

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