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
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
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


We have a similar situation here, though, not as bad as you described
because no one is turned away from our MG program unless they pose some
sort of security threat. You may have to wait for an opening, get on a
list, but when your name comes up, it is your choice to take the class
or wait until the next year (depends if you are available for the hours
it is taught that yr)

In Ft Wayne we have a group called the conservateers, that volunteer
through the Botanical Conservatory. It's a more genteel group, sometimes
snooty, and they conduct all their activities during the day, weekdays
when working people can't come (except some Sat activites for children)
There is some crossover of people belonging to both MGs and
Conservateers, but not much. And when the Cs have their annual garden
walk they ask MGs to man the gardens to answer qestions. I don't know if
it's because they don't have enough of their own people or because they
can't answer the questions. They do seem to be more the tea party type -
those that have their gardens tended for them. The MGs are mostly more
an 'earthy' group, though we do have our orchid specialists, etc.

The Cs also have access to space in a city greenhouse and conduct a huge
fundraiser in the spring. They can bring in $25000 in a day and run it
for several days, while the MGs only bring in about $3000 for each of 4
sales. The Cs efforts are better known because they are affiliated with
the city. MGs have to beg for any publicity.

Kitty
> 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! 
> Auralie 

---------------------------------------------------------------------
Support hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!
http://www.hort.net/funds/



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



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