Thinking about going to the Master Gardener Statewide Conference? Don't wait to register...register today by going to:
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The Volunteer Management System 2.0, built by our Dave Krause of the Web Action Team, is being introduced today at the Volunteer Management Institute as we speak. We hope to have all users on board with VMS 2.0 this summer. Please let us know in the statewide office what date would be best for you to have your MG volunteers transferred over to VMS 2.0. It will be done automatically so you will not have to do any manual entry other than entering any new volunteers. We can arrange to do one-on-one training on the new VMS with you or people you designate to help you manage your volunteers using the Adobe Connect on line conferencing system by appointment. Please call or email Pam to arrange a time. We think your will love this new system!
If you have been needing more in depth training on the process of plant problem diagnosis and would like some intensive hands-on practice then our first regional training for master gardeners is for you. The conference is being held on May 28, 2008 at the Palm Desert Campus of UC Riverside. You can register by clicking on your Statewide Master Gardener Home page: http://camastergardeners.ucdavis.edu
Cost is $50 and includes lunch, snacks, facility fees, and handouts as well as travel for our speakers. Space is limited so register TODAY!
May 28 Advanced Training Agenda-Final
Registration Form Advance Training May28 2008
“New Frontiers” in horticulture and gardening — March 22-26, 2009 Las Vegas
The International Master Gardener Conference will be held in the bright light city of Las Vegas...But it won't be about the gambling or shows but rather about plant selection, proper soil management, water conservation and pest management in addition to sharing new knowledge about the "green technologies" for horticulture. There are also many workshops and a variety of tours being planned including: Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Ethyl M Cactus Garden and Living Machine, Red Rock Canyon, The Desert Rose Garden and so on. Plan on attending in 2009. For details go to their website at: http://www.unce.unr.edu/imgc/
New Years isn't just about a big party and fireworks at midnight. It is also a time that many industries bring out the new models and the vegetable industry isn't exempt from this practice....thanks goodness. This year there are bunch of new vegetables to try in your garden. Many of you may have already tried this as part of growing them in your demonstrations gardens. For more on what's new for 2008 from the National Gardening Association, go to http://www.garden.org/ediblelandscaping/?page=20-great-edibles