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Re: Spring pictures

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 10:29:35 -0600
  • References: <2168182.1115182559345.JavaMail.root@sniper28>

We can count for ed hours, any sort of learning expience that is given by
another person.  If we go to a public garden and take a guided tour, we can
count that - but not if we tour the garden on our own.  If we attend a
presentation such as the one you gave to the kids, we can count that.
An idea - are there other MGs out your way that are having the same problem?
If there are 4 or 5 of you, maybe each of you could research a topic and
present it to the rest.  You could also extend an invitation to other MGs
distant from you.  If you each gave an hour presentation - on a genus,
building and planting a trough, a slide presentation of new plants for 2005
(I could send you the CD), a demonstration on propagation techniques, you
could set the time for your convenience and have your hours easily.
Seriously, these should count; you would be learning something.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 10:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures

> Kitty: I don't ever have trouble meeting my volunteer hours. For these 2
> 30 minute presentations I've probably put in about 4 hours of prep.
> time, so altogether I'll report for 5 hours. I had to make a visual aid
> for the kids from scratch, which took some time, plus running around
> getting one of the nurseries to donate the seeds, printing stuff, etc.
> No...what I have far more difficulty in doing is getting the educational
> hours, though few as they are, are not a priority in our county so I'm
> not sure how they expect us to to get them...go out of county, I guess
> or attend the ISU perennial Saturday in the fall (which I can't always
> make and didn't last year...) It's a source of frustration for me that
> I'm not quite sure how to address. I feel like if this is an expectation
> on the part of our Iowa MG program, then each county extension office
> has an obligation to sponsor enough educational programs to enable us to
> fulfill the requirement. Johnson county definitely does not do this.
> Melody
> Hills, IA  zone 5
>  --- On Tue 05/03, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
4042N15@nationalhearing.com > wrote:
> From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center [mailto:
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 3 May 2005 10:35:11 -0600
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures
> Melody,<br>I bet your MG status is being kept up regardless of hours
> reported because<br>they realize your value. I also have the feeling you
> may be<br>under-reporting. A 30 min presentation includes the time it
> takes to design<br>the presentation, prep work, travel, cleanup, etc.
> Altogether (research,<br>creating slideshow, writing and printing
> booklet, practicing, etc.) I<br>probably put 30 hours into my 65 min
> presentation on summer bulbs. I'd be<br>too embarassed to report that it
> took me that long, but I'll turn in perhaps<br>10 hours. Don't be too
> humble with your hours report. It doesn't just<br>benefit you. When you
> report that you put in 50 hours in a year, that<br>report may help your
> CES get a better budget. I'm not saying one should<br>exaggerate, but
> don't under-report.<br><br>KItty<br><br>----- Original Message -----
> <br>From: "Melody " <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2005 4:32 AM<br>Subject:
> Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures<br><br><br>> It has been misery here...can't
> believe how cold it is. Supposed to be<br>> low of 29 degrees here
> tonight and when I was out for my break at 2<br>> a.m., I'm sure it was
> close to that. Brrr...had my team's first softball<br>> practice Monday
> night. Poor little girls (grades 3 & 4)...I had to keep<br>> them moving
> all during practice to keep them warm enough. Next practice<br>> is
> Wed...hope it warms up by then...took me the rest of the night on<br>>
> Monday just to get warm again. Got loads of plants that are sitting
> on<br>> my covered front porch waiting to go into the ground...just too
> darned<br>> cold here. So far, most of the blooming things in my yard
> have been<br>> fine, but tonight I'm sure I'll lose the blooms on the
> bleeding hearts<br>> and all my miniature white iris, as well as
> whatever aquilegia's are<br>> flowering already. I'm sure I'll be
> checking damage when I get home in<br>> the a.m. Well, I guess the MG's
> here didn't catch on that I didn't get<br>> my educational hours all
> completed last year because
> I am still on their<br>> active member list. Got a call this past week
> to do a short 30 minute<br>> presentation for pre-schoolers ages 3-5 at
> a local Head Start program...<br>> I am such a sucker for kids...how
> could I say no???? Anyway, got some<br>> cool coloring pages off the web
> for their teacher to photocopy after I'm<br>> gone but also one of the
> local nurseries donated some wheat grass and<br>> some giant sunflower
> seeds. We're going to plant the sunflowers outside<br>> in the daycare's
> little garden and then grow wheat grass "hair" in<br>> styrofoam cups
> that the kid's will decorate with faces. Two groups of 28<br>> and 35
> kids apiece...so I needed quick and easy! Many of these are<br>>
> underpriveleged children who have no access at home to gardens, so
> I<br>> can't wait to give them a chance to grow something and see what
> that<br>> feels like!<br>><br>><br>> Melody<br>> Hills, IA zone
> 5<br>><br>><br>><br>> --- On Mon 05/02, < Cersgarden@aol.com >
> wrote:<br>> From: [mailto: Cersgarden@aol.com]<br>> To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 19:59:23 EDT<br>>
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring pictures<br>><br>> Lynda, a beautiful garden.
> Everything looks so lush!<br> We have had so<br>> much cold & frost many
> of my trees & shrubs are really <br>burned. My<br>> Magnolia
> 'Butterflies', fringe tree and hydrangeas are the worst.<br>> <br>Many
> lilies are have been iced so I will lose the bloom or it will<br>> be
> deformed. <br>We are supposed to get frost again
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