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Re: Re: Head count...


I believe our Hort Ed set it up.  I was a FOG for about 4 months before the
classes started and it really was fun.  Also, it helped me feel a little
more at home before taking the classes in...was it 1999?  There are people,
especially significant others, who would like to be a part of things but for
whatever reason don't take the classes.  FOGs don't have to commit to
anything, but they can participate in a limited way and everyone benefits.
That safety statement is also signed by Habitat for Humanity Homeowners who
come and work with us on our weekdays.  The Hort Ed places them with MGs who
fill them in on ways of maintaining their landscape while they pull weeds,
spread mulch, whatever needs done.  My favorite part of our MG experience is
our workdays.  They used to be once a month April-October, but they've been
reduced in number.  I would miss them, but I now have to work on Saturdays,
so I won't get to attend anyway.

Kitty


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Head count...


> Er... Kitty, it sounds so organized and rational, you must have had a
> hand in setting it up.
>
> On Sunday, February 13, 2005, at 04:12 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > No, this is a specific organization and I am sure it is done in other
> > states
> > too.  For a $10 membership fee ($15 for a couple), anyone who would
> > like to
> > join "The Friends of the Garden" gets a monthly newsletter, 10% off
> > purchases at our plant sales and they may participate in special
> > events like
> > bus trips that are arranged for MGs.  One other perk is that they may
> > work
> > with MGs on our "workdays", but never on their own.  This means that
> > Ken,
> > who enjoys moving concrete pavers and mountains of mulch, and most of
> > all,
> > sharing lunch with us, gets to have a lot of fun without investing in
> > the
> > class.  And we love it when he shows up.  (Any FOG who helps us in the
> > gardens has to read and sign a 3 page safety statement)  This is how
> > Nina,
> > Dave's wife, was able to spend time with her husband at his MG
> > activities,
> > though she couldn't attend the classes because of the schedule.  This
> > is how
> > people can sort of give it a test run to see if they like what's going
> > on
> > before they decide to become MGs.  It works great for us.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2005 12:54 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Head count...
> >
> >
> >> In a message dated 2/13/05 11:07:32 AM, kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> >>
> >> <<  We have a couple of volunteers who
> >> have never taken the classes (we call them "Friends of the Garden") >>
> >>
> >> Kitty, that is intersting.  The extension director in our county
> >> forbids
> > that
> >> due to insurance coverage which does not provide for non-trained MGs.
> >>     Ceres
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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