Calendar of Events 2021 -Update in Progress 9/19/2021

Upcoming Speakers for TUMGA meetings – Please respond to Elaine Bliss: elainelbliss@gmail.com

And upcoming for 2021


Community Announcements are mixed in with the regular TUMGA Meetings. Friends of Master Gardeners and friends in the community, this is a list of events we thought you might be interested in.


TUMGA MGEVS Work Calendar:   If you have any questions regarding this decision,  please contact Jacob at the Ext. Office.
AUGUST TUMGA WORK CALENDAR:   please click here:  Tumga Work Calendar August 2021

SEPTEMBER TUMGA WORK CALENDAR:   please click here:  TUMGA September 2021
TUMGA SIGN UP SHEET FOR Ask A Master Gardener at Union County Farmers Market:  
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Ask A Master Gardener Leader and Co-Leader Dutieshttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UikM0Lk-h7FEM7EWdx5GvEe6oO89DAR0

Ask a Master Gardener Booth Guidelines: Ask a MG_Union FM Guidelines 2021 and Set Up

Hamilton Gardens events: please click here:  https://hamiltongardens.org/event-directory/
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Hello Everyone!  
Jacob sent the following Covid Restrictions information coming from UGA. 
The COVID-19 restrictions that UGA hands down to us have been greatly reduced, and I wanted to share this with you before the meeting tomorrow. Masks are recommended but not required for unvaccinated individuals. I will not be asking anyone if they have gotten a shot or not. We can also serve food again without COVID restrictions. If a Master Gardener is working at a project that has mask requirements or other guidelines (i.e. ask a master booth at the farmers market), those should still be observed out of courtesy to those partners.

Jacob Williams 
UGA Extension 
Agriculture &  Natural Resources Agent Union County
County Extension Coordinator Towns County
165 Wellborn St Box 5 Blairsville, GA 30512 
67 Lakeview Circle Hiawassee, GA 30546
p: 706-439-6030 – Union
p: 706-896-2024 – Towns
e: Jacob.Williams@uga.edu
Nancy
—————————————————————————————————————————-Saturday, September 25th – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 

Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.
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Tuesday, September 28th – POTTING PARTY for Spring Plant Sale 
RSVP to tommy@thwgraphics.com
Time:  10AM – 2PM
Rain Date September 30, 10AM – 2PM  
Location:  Tommy & Henry’s, 52 Holly Hill Landing  Map:  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Art+%26+Soul+Artisan+Gallery/@34.8997065,-84.008799,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x885f19fca0d83b13:0x5e5f2ebf9cdf312f!2s52+Holly+Hill+Landing,+Blairsville,+GA+30512!3b1!8m2!3d34.897094!4d-84.007871!3m4!1s0x885f19dbd74feaad:0x93a60c02c1e354b3!8m2!3d34.8997021!4d-84.0066103?hl=en 
TUMGA will provide pots & soil. Bring your own if you prefer.  
Please bring: gloves, hand tools, snacks or bring your lunch, Tommy will provide bottled water.  
Please bring: Any plants of your own you wish to pot for the spring sale, something to carry your plants home for over-wintering  
Tommy has MANY MANY plants you can dig and re-pot.

Car-pooling is highly encouraged.  PLEASE, PLEASE RSVP to Tommy as above or call 706-835-1612 (land line) asap so he can arrange parking and use of space.

We discussed having folks park at Art and Soul Artisan Gallery which is the store right in front of the Lakeside Inn on Murphy Highway. It is closed right now but I know the owner and can get permission. Henry has offered to pick folks up and taxi them to our house which is a very short walking distance away.

For all of you who plan to attend or have thought about attending the potting party, there is absolutely no necessity that you bring plants to pot unless you just want to. I have an abundance of plants that can be dug up and potted. In addition I brought two large tubs of thrift from GMREC as well as a tray of native succulents. Whatever we pot can also be left on my deck for the winter and then retrieved in Spring for the plant sale.  Tommy Westbrook, Corresponding Secretary
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Saturday, October 2nd  – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 
Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.   
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Thursday, October 7th – TUMGA Business Meeting 
Time:  4:15 pm
Location: Union County Civic Center Auditorium – Welborn Street, Blairsville 
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Friday, October 8th – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit 
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Saturday, October 9th  – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 
Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.
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Saturday, October 9th – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit 
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 Sunday, October 10th  – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time: 
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit 
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Friday, October 15th – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time: 
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit 
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Saturday, October 16th – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 
Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.
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Saturday, October 16th – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time: 
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit 
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Sunday, October 17th  – Georgia Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time: 
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
To see the signup sheet for Master Gardeners:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wk_hz4uGwr3vltfPKpKcTI9gXr9kjCrx/edit  

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Saturday, October 23rd – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 
Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.
———————————————————————————————————————————–Saturday, October 30th – Ask A Master Gardener Booth – Union County Farmer’s Market 
Time: 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM 
To see the Project Leader and Co-Leader Duties for AAMG, Guidelines for AAMG booth and TUMGA work schedule for the booth, please click here:   
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z4Pt5jcHGqDbsxRtAUuJ3Kzex0m1mpGV/view?usp=sharing

Jared Ogden has kindly offered himself as a sub for those who have signed up to work AAMG but have an emergency and cannot fulfill that. Here is his schedule:   For a last minute emergency fill in for the AMG Booth at the Farmers Market call Jared Ogden at 770-855-0007.  I should be in town on June 19 and 26.  Unavailable during July with possible exception of July 31.  For August I’ll be available on 7, 21 and 28.  I’ll be here all of September and for October, I’ll be here Oct 2, 16 and 30th.
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Monday, November 1st – Our elves preparing for Kris Kringle 2021!
Time:  12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:  Union County Civic Center – 4 H room
Because we cannot get 2 days back to back in the Civic Center to set up our workshop, Jammie has recommended the 4 H room which has more space than the Fishbowl.
The fishbowl storage is open anytime for needed supplies. We have cleaned out a lot of the old material and New natural material will be needed. REMEMBER THAT OUR GOAL IS TO USE NATURAL MATERIALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE with as little man made material as possible. If you have ideas for new items, let us know. Between now and November 1 st

We need: • OKRA pods etc. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!! Small to LARGE! With stem if possible.

  • Dried natural material, such as small flowers; Sycamore balls; Buckeyes, very large and very small acorns with tops and stem preferably.
  • Pine cones – Clean, AND attractive for owls, Choir Boys/Girls, cardinals, penguins, angels, mice/other; if they have turned grey we don’t need them! should be clean (no sap) NOT be too grey or whitish in color or too brittle; if you would like to bleach any before time, please do with using a 1 part bleach to 4 part water.
  • Whole pecans for mice heads
  • MAPLE SEED PODS for dragonflies – large if possible
  • Dried flower buds (lavender or small flowers), seeds, seed pods, Poppy seed pods, berries, grasses, grape vine tendrils, corn shucks, whole peanut shells, lichen, fungus; Spanish or other moss;
  • Bark or stems with moss/lichen attached
  • Pretty twigs no longer than 10 inches generally for brooms
  • Azalea twigs for snowman arms
  • Turkey tail fungus from oak stumps
  • Dried black walnuts that have been opened and cleaned out by squirrels, for owl heads
  • White puff paint that dries quickly, if possible
  • Small dried grape vine tendrils for angel arms and that can be used to make small table-top wreaths (5-6 inch in diameter)
  • Dried apple/orange slices
  • Pumpkin seed; any seeds for eyes, buttons, etc
  • Clean long pine needles like FL type (in 1” to 2” bundles fastened loosely with rubber bands.)
  • Wine corks
  • Clean bleached corn shucks
  • Dried poppy seed pods with stems • Driftwood pieces 6“or so
  • All materials of this type that can be used to make tiny to small arrangements
  • We can also use very thin ribbon for hanging and larger ribbon for wings.

Also the paintable snow for beards and hats.

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Tuesday, November 2nd – Our elves preparing for Kris Kringle 2021!
Time:   9 am to 1 pm  
Location:  Union County Civic Center – 4 H room
Because we cannot get 2 days back to back in the Civic Center to set up our workshop, Jammie has recommended the 4 H room which has more space than the Fishbowl.
The fishbowl storage is open anytime for needed supplies. We have cleaned out a lot of the old material and New natural material will be needed. REMEMBER THAT OUR GOAL IS TO USE NATURAL MATERIALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE with as little man made material as possible. If you have ideas for new items, let us know. Between now and November 1 st

We need: • OKRA pods etc. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!! Small to LARGE! With stem if possible.

  • Dried natural material, such as small flowers; Sycamore balls; Buckeyes, very large and very small acorns with tops and stem preferably.
  • Pine cones – Clean, AND attractive for owls, Choir Boys/Girls, cardinals, penguins, angels, mice/other; if they have turned grey we don’t need them! should be clean (no sap) NOT be too grey or whitish in color or too brittle; if you would like to bleach any before time, please do with using a 1 part bleach to 4 part water.
  • Whole pecans for mice heads
  • MAPLE SEED PODS for dragonflies – large if possible
  • Dried flower buds (lavender or small flowers), seeds, seed pods, Poppy seed pods, berries, grasses, grape vine tendrils, corn shucks, whole peanut shells, lichen, fungus; Spanish or other moss;
  • Bark or stems with moss/lichen attached
  • Pretty twigs no longer than 10 inches generally for brooms
  • Azalea twigs for snowman arms
  • Turkey tail fungus from oak stumps
  • Dried black walnuts that have been opened and cleaned out by squirrels, for owl heads
  • White puff paint that dries quickly, if possible
  • Small dried grape vine tendrils for angel arms and that can be used to make small table-top wreaths (5-6 inch in diameter)
  • Dried apple/orange slices
  • Pumpkin seed; any seeds for eyes, buttons, etc
  • Clean long pine needles like FL type (in 1” to 2” bundles fastened loosely with rubber bands.)
  • Wine corks
  • Clean bleached corn shucks
  • Dried poppy seed pods with stems • Driftwood pieces 6“or so
  • All materials of this type that can be used to make tiny to small arrangements
  • We can also use very thin ribbon for hanging and larger ribbon for wings.

Also the paintable snow for beards and hats.

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Thursday, November 11th – TUMGA  Monthly Meeting – More info TBA

Time:  4:15 pm
Location: Union County Civic Center Auditorium – Welborn Street, Blairsville
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Monday, November 15th – Our elves preparing for Kris Kringle 2021!
Time:  12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location:  Union County Civic Center – 4 H room
Because we cannot get 2 days back to back in the Civic Center to set up our workshop, Jammie has recommended the 4 H room which has more space than the Fishbowl.
The fishbowl storage is open anytime for needed supplies. We have cleaned out a lot of the old material and New natural material will be needed. REMEMBER THAT OUR GOAL IS TO USE NATURAL MATERIALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE with as little man made material as possible. If you have ideas for new items, let us know. Between now and November 1 st

We need: • OKRA pods etc. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!! Small to LARGE! With stem if possible.

  • Dried natural material, such as small flowers; Sycamore balls; Buckeyes, very large and very small acorns with tops and stem preferably.
  • Pine cones – Clean, AND attractive for owls, Choir Boys/Girls, cardinals, penguins, angels, mice/other; if they have turned grey we don’t need them! should be clean (no sap) NOT be too grey or whitish in color or too brittle; if you would like to bleach any before time, please do with using a 1 part bleach to 4 part water.
  • Whole pecans for mice heads
  • MAPLE SEED PODS for dragonflies – large if possible
  • Dried flower buds (lavender or small flowers), seeds, seed pods, Poppy seed pods, berries, grasses, grape vine tendrils, corn shucks, whole peanut shells, lichen, fungus; Spanish or other moss;
  • Bark or stems with moss/lichen attached
  • Pretty twigs no longer than 10 inches generally for brooms
  • Azalea twigs for snowman arms
  • Turkey tail fungus from oak stumps
  • Dried black walnuts that have been opened and cleaned out by squirrels, for owl heads
  • White puff paint that dries quickly, if possible
  • Small dried grape vine tendrils for angel arms and that can be used to make small table-top wreaths (5-6 inch in diameter)
  • Dried apple/orange slices
  • Pumpkin seed; any seeds for eyes, buttons, etc
  • Clean long pine needles like FL type (in 1” to 2” bundles fastened loosely with rubber bands.)
  • Wine corks
  • Clean bleached corn shucks
  • Dried poppy seed pods with stems • Driftwood pieces 6“or so
  • All materials of this type that can be used to make tiny to small arrangements
  • We can also use very thin ribbon for hanging and larger ribbon for wings.

Also the paintable snow for beards and hats.

  • ANYTHING RELATIVELY SMALL AND UNUSUAL FROM NATURE! Some of you may not be familiar with our ornaments so there are pictures below – both old items and new ideas! Also other designs

  • From: Annette – awhopgood@windstream.net &  Reecie – reeciecampbell@bellsouth.net
    {Please respond to Annette and Reecie directly – not to TUMGA]

———————————————————————————————————————————–Tuesday, November 16th – Our elves preparing for Kris Kringle 2021!
Time:  9 am – 1 pm
Location:  Union County Civic Center – 4 H room
Because we cannot get 2 days back to back in the Civic Center to set up our workshop, Jammie has recommended the 4 H room which has more space than the Fishbowl.  
The fishbowl storage is open anytime for needed supplies. We have cleaned out a lot of the old material and New natural material will be needed. REMEMBER THAT OUR GOAL IS TO USE NATURAL MATERIALS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE with as little man made material as possible. If you have ideas for new items, let us know. Between now and November 1 st

We need: • OKRA pods etc. USE YOUR IMAGINATION!!! Small to LARGE! With stem if possible.

  • Dried natural material, such as small flowers; Sycamore balls; Buckeyes, very large and very small acorns with tops and stem preferably.
  • Pine cones – Clean, AND attractive for owls, Choir Boys/Girls, cardinals, penguins, angels, mice/other; if they have turned grey we don’t need them! should be clean (no sap) NOT be too grey or whitish in color or too brittle; if you would like to bleach any before time, please do with using a 1 part bleach to 4 part water.
  • Whole pecans for mice heads
  • MAPLE SEED PODS for dragonflies – large if possible
  • Dried flower buds (lavender or small flowers), seeds, seed pods, Poppy seed pods, berries, grasses, grape vine tendrils, corn shucks, whole peanut shells, lichen, fungus; Spanish or other moss;
  • Bark or stems with moss/lichen attached
  • Pretty twigs no longer than 10 inches generally for brooms
  • Azalea twigs for snowman arms
  • Turkey tail fungus from oak stumps
  • Dried black walnuts that have been opened and cleaned out by squirrels, for owl heads
  • White puff paint that dries quickly, if possible
  • Small dried grape vine tendrils for angel arms and that can be used to make small table-top wreaths (5-6 inch in diameter)
  • Dried apple/orange slices
  • Pumpkin seed; any seeds for eyes, buttons, etc
  • Clean long pine needles like FL type (in 1” to 2” bundles fastened loosely with rubber bands.)
  • Wine corks
  • Clean bleached corn shucks
  • Dried poppy seed pods with stems • Driftwood pieces 6“or so
  • All materials of this type that can be used to make tiny to small arrangements
  • We can also use very thin ribbon for hanging and larger ribbon for wings.

Also the paintable snow for beards and hats.

  • ANYTHING RELATIVELY SMALL AND UNUSUAL FROM NATURE! Some of you may not be familiar with our ornaments so there are pictures below – both old items and new ideas! Also other designs

  • From: Annette – awhopgood@windstream.net &  Reecie – reeciecampbell@bellsouth.net
    {Please respond to Annette and Reecie directly – not to TUMGA]

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Saturday, December 4th – Kris Kringle Market at Union County Farmers Market
More info TBA
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Thursday, December 9th – TUMGA  Christmas Party

The official date of the TUMGA Christmas Party is December 9, 2021. It will be held
in the clubhouse at The Arbors. Additional details will be announced as soon as they become available.