hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Master Gardener class/Garden Study

In a message dated 09/09/2004 7:34:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Cersgarden@aol.com writes:
  I am taking the Garden Study classes all day today & tomarrow.  This is a 
federated garden club program which I rate as better than MG classes.  
Auralie can back this up I am sure.  This is to renew which is reqd every (5) 
yrs I 

This is a very good program, Ceres.  I'm glad to hear you are
taking it.  New York State also has it's own  Horticulture School
program, of which I am the State Chairman.  Our program is
aimed at growers, exhibitors, and horticulture judges.  We give
basic botanical information and the specifics of a number of
popular plant types with emphasis on how to grow exhibition-
quality specimens, and just what those consist of.  The National
program does not address the judging aspects, but we feel that
it helps to know just what is considered most desirable.  We also
include a segment on environmental issues, protected plants, etc.
We always have local specialists who know the area.  My one
objection to the National program is that the speakers come from
all over, and though they may be qualified in one field - the National
requirements are very strict -  they are not always qualified in the 
topic under discussion.  A classic example of this was a symposium
I once took in Denver where the topic was Narcissus.  The speaker
was a Gladiolus specialist, and I'm sure knew everything there was
to know about glads, but didn't know any more about daffs than I
did.  Of course she had the prescribed curriculum to follow, and was
a good speaker.

Unfortunately in this area the Master Gardeners sneer at garden 
club people.  A past District Director was turned down when she
applied to the program because of her garden club connections.
Their speakers boycott our programs.  I have never been able to
understand this attitude - it seems to me we are all on the same
side - why this animosity?  

Enjoy your Garden Study courses!

Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement