Green Thumb Seminar
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Record your Educational and Volunteer hours here
Civic & Community Activities is where you record plant sales, Le Tour, helping with a field day for community gardens. Think of it as ‘Events’. Remember to make a ‘guesstimate’ of how many folks are at the event and enter it as Total Number of People Reached. Extension Activities are what you do here at the office that makes our home base and our programs run smoothly: working in the gardens, answering the phone, prepping or setting up for the sales and events.
Randle T. Moore Center
John Ready, Chairman
This project is ongoing. Regular work days are scheduled during the year and will be announced at regular Master Gardener Meetings. Also, watch your email for notifications.
Pioneer Heritage Center, LSUS
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale
Randle T. Moore Center
April 6, 2019
Annual Spring Plant Sale Director John Oswalt, Co-chair, Debbie Kuperman
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Fall Bulb Sale 2018
Ron Calk, Barb Thompson, Chairmen
Ron Calk and a host of Master Gardener volunteers have done it again!
On a chilly Autumn morning, with shadows lingering on the front lawn of the Randal T. Moore Center, volunteers came first and shoppers next, waiting for the sale to begin.
Tables were laden with bulbs of all kinds, shapes and sizes. Shoppers waited impatiently for the sale to begin. We began to banter about who was going to get to the tulip table first.
The day of the bulb sale was beautiful. But, bear in mind; weather, both good and bad does not keep gardening types from turning out in droves when the reward is Master Gardener Bulbs.
From giant crinum to teeny tulips, people shopped and bought and shopped some more.
According to Ron, from the moment the ribbon to shop was cut, there were people racing around, shoppers bag in hand, looking for bargains, some saying they found too many! Everyone wore a smile as bright as sunshine.
Ron, master director of the bulb sale, has his role down pat! The sequence of collecting bulbs from Master Gardeners, purchasing special bulbs, tagging and bagging bulbs, putting up and taking down tables, naming and describing the bulbs for sale makes for a lot of interesting conversation as volunteers did their jobs before, during, and after the sale.
Of course, there is the ‘afterglow’ when all of the above fun is over, and the work of destructing the site has been finished and tucked away for another year. That’s when we all smile and go home!
So, you ask how did the sale turn out financially? The full accounting is not complete, however, there were many people filling their shopping bags. After many bulbs purchased and tables emptied, and a lot of smiles shared all around, shoppers left. The final total hasn’t been announced, but NWLAMG’s Association may be close to $5000.00 richer now than we were a week ago! (This figure has not been verified; it is an estimate based on the number of bulbs that were sold.)
After the sale was concluded, and ‘city’ shoppers had gone away, MG Donna Shope bought a ‘grab bag’ of bulbs. She stated that she found more than 50 small bulbs of unknown origin in the bag. What a purchase! And no one could have deserved it more. I watched and listened at the bulb sale while Donna gave a rousing explanation of crinum bulbs, how to use, plant, and enjoy them, from start to finish. It should have been recorded. In two to four minutes, this customer received a well thought out, interesting and valuable description of the bulb and how to care for it. We have talented and vocal advocates in our midst. You are very impressive, Donna. Keep teaching us.
CONGRATULATIONS RON! All of us thank you for the work, time and energy which put another successful and lucrative Bulb Sale behind us. Pat yourself on the back. We’ll be with you next year!
Red River Research Station, Super Plant Garden
Donna Shields, Chairman
The garden is beautiful, but the work at the Red River Research Station is far from over. Mark Wilson has sent out a call for Master Gardeners to continue work at the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Super Plant Research Garden. Watch your email for more information for times and days. This service will count toward your volunteer hours! BYW..This garden looks beautiful! But the weeds never stop growing.
Gwen Phelps, Chairman
Did you forget? Every Master Gardener is required to man to phones at the Carriage House:
This is a requirement clearly stated and understood by all Master Gardeners in good standing (i.e.paying dues, attending meetings, participating in Master Gardener projects). Any master gardener who needs hours or who wants a day to chat up other gardeners can do so by serving phone duty in the MG Office.
New! The calendar is now online on this very page! You can see it or you can click a different link and add your choice of time and day to work. You must have the email and password to sign up so get your instructions at a meeting or at the carriage house
Contact Ruth Shlichtemier
NWLMG Field Trip to the Red River Research Station Tomato Greenhouses
Thanks to Carrie Lott for the great tour and information
Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners Field Day to Plantation Point Nursery in Mooringsport, Louisiana
April 22, 2017
Thanks to Ron Killingsworth, SLI
An awesome educational experience!
Such a beautiful gem on Caddo Lake and such a knowledgeable Iris propagator!