Calendar of Events 2019

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, provided by Kate George, TUMGA Corresponding Secretary:  click here please TUMGA 2019 July Calendar
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Thursday, July 11th – TUMGA Program Meeting – Gardening With Wildlife presented by Jacob Williams
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Friday, July 12th – Hamilton Gardens Work Day changed from the 5th to today
Time: 9:00 AM
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Friday, July 12th – Hamilton Gardens – Let’s Get Growing Series
Time:  11:00 AM
Location: Paris Pavilion –  96 Pavilion Rd, Hiawassee
Free & Open to the Public
Program:  Importance of Pollinators
Presented by Tony Goff, Coordinator, Bee City, Hayesville
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Saturday, July 13th – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 7_01_2019
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Monday, June 15th – Workday at Pioneer House
Time:  9:00 AM
We need to have another workday at the pioneer house to finish getting it ready for the fair…mulch around plants, refurbish pathways, set up Ask a Master Gardener booth, pot up marigolds to be given away at the MG booth during the fair.  I’ll be there starting at 9:00 on Monday the 15th.  Any amount of time that you can volunteer will be greatly appreciated.  
Thanks,  Sheleila 
Please let Sheleila know that you can come at: sosheleila@gmail.com
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Friday, July 19th – Hamilton Gardens – Let’s Get Growing Series
Time:  11:00 AM
Location: Paris Pavilion –  96 Pavilion Rd, Hiawassee
Free & Open to the Public
Program:  Wildflowers
Presented by Mickey Cummings, Union County Farmers’ Market, Retired UGA Union County Extension Agent
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Saturday, July 20th – Pickens County Extension Office – Pollinators & Bees – A Master Gardener Event presented by Randy Tudor
Time:  1:30 – 3:00 PM 
Free to the Public!  Door Prizes! Refreshments! Pollinator Plants for Sale!
Click here for full brochure:  pollinators and bees flyer 2019
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TUMGA Members please double check the sign up sheet for the GA Mountain Fair – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Attached is the Georgia Mountain Fair sign-up sheet and there are still open slots to fill.  Please look at the sheet and sign up for the Master Gardener Booth.  It is fun to talk with the people that come by the booth and an opportunity to promote the Master Gardener program.
 
I will have the badges available at the next Master Gardener meeting on July 11.This will get you into the fair and any of the musical programs over the 10 days. If you cannot attend the meeting please contact me at 706-994-7004 so I can get the badge to you.
 
I appreciate all that have signed up for the booth and thank you.  Please click here for the current info as of July 2nd:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
 
Thank you,  Ellen Luckenbach  eluckenbacb.el@gmail.com
 
As of 7/11/2019: Thank you to all the Master Gardeners who have volunteered for the “Ask a Master Gardener Booth” at the Georgia Mountain Fair. I still need help to fill 5 open spots. 
Attached is the Sign-up Sheet for the volunteers, directions for running, opening, and closing the booth and the directions to the Booth.
My phone is 706-994-7004. You can text or call 
Thanks, 
Ellen Luckenbach
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Friday, July 19th – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Saturday, July 20th – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, July 19th – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Saturday, July 20th – Moss Memorial Library – Those Amazing Ferns presented by Elaine Delcuze
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
ProgramFacts About Those Amazing Ferns
Elaine Delcuze is scheduled to present a program on those ever present Ferns that adorn our roadsides and creeks all the way up to our hill tops. She will discuss how their mode of survival differs from other plants. This is the program Elaine shared with the Clay County Master Gardeners following the volcano eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island in June of 2018. She will discuss some of the Ferns we have here and the site each species prefers.

For many years she has monitored “the flora, fauna and natural and cultural resources of north Georgia and western North Carolina”. Her resume lists 9 Nature Related Project involvements in these two states Appalachian areas. For Governor Jimmy Carter, she and Marie Mellinger established Nature Trails in a number of Georgia State Parks. She has taught the Wildflower Class at Young Harris ICL too many years to count. She has a long history of dedicated service giving back to her community. Most participants of her Wildflower Walks gain a marked appreciation for all those beautiful native plants in our area. 

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Saturday, July 21st – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Monday, July 22nd  – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Tuesday, July 23rd  – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Wednesday, July 24th – Work Day Gold Medal Garden – UC Farmers Market
Hello everyone!  Our next scheduled work day is Wednesday July 24th.
Come prepared to pull a few weeds, bring drinking water and your “thinking” hat for future discussion on WHAT’s NEXT!
The garden looks FANTASTIC! and probably its best yet.  The Cardboard project was a huge success; the raised planters are perfect and add the opportunity for MORE planting and fun.
Don’t want to dig or be hot – come anyway there is always a lot of fun socializing!  Sincerely,  Marcia Little
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Wednesday, July 24th  – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Thursday, July 25th  – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info: Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Friday, July 26th  – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Saturday, July 27th – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, July 27th – GA Mountain Fair – Ask a Master Gardener Booth
Time:  11:00 – 2:00 & 2:00 – 5:00
Click here for the Master Gardener Sign up Sheet info:  Georgia Mountain Fair (2) sign up July 2019
Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin:  MG Directions to the Georgia Mountain Fair Pioneer Cabin
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Friday, August 2nd – Hamilton Gardens – Let’s Get Growing Series
Time:  11:00 AM
Location: Paris Pavilion –  96 Pavilion Rd, Hiawassee
Free & Open to the Public
Program:  Managing Wildlife & Your Garden
Presented by Jacob Williams, UGA Extension Agent Towns/Union Counties
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Saturday, August 3rd  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Thursday,  August 8th – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, August 10th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, August 10th – Moss Memorial Library – Birding for Teens presented by Tom Tribble
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Friday, August 16th – Hamilton Gardens – Let’s Get Growing Series
Time:  11:00 AM
Location: Paris Pavilion –  96 Pavilion Rd, Hiawassee
Free & Open to the Public
Program:  Mushrooms
Presented by Anne Mitchell, Master Naturalist
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Saturday, August 17th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, August 24th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, August 31st  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, September 7th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Thursday, September 12th – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, September 14th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, September 14th – Moss Memorial Library – Why Plant Natives? presented by Tony Ward
Time: 2:00 PM 
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Saturday, September 21st  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, September 28th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, October 5th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Thursday, October 8th  – TUMGA Program Meeting – TBA
Time:  Social 4:00 – 4:30 Meeting starts at 4:30
Location:  Sharp United Memorial Church Fellowship Hall
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Saturday, October 12th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Friday, October 18, 2019 GMREC Winemaking at Home
Time:  10 am-noon
Location:  GMREC Auditorium
Winemaking at Home Seminar-No need to register. If you are interested in making wine, getting a good start is key. Join us for an introductory program in winemaking where you will learn about the equipment necessary, proper sanitation, fermenting, and the advantages and disadvantages of using fresh fruit and kits. Local business owner of “Crushed and Corked” Johnny Williams, along with Purple Foot Wine Club member Jay Davis will show you how to be successful at this age-old craft. Refreshments will be provided. GMRE Center auditorium.
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Saturday, October 19th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, October 26th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth
Time:  6:30 AM – 1:00 PM
MGEVs signed up for this date or to change your availability, please click here for the information:  FM Schedule 6_12_2019
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Saturday, October 26th – Moss Memorial Library – Speaker & Topic TBA
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville
Program:  TBA
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Friday, November 8, 2019 – GMREC – Flavored Vinegars & Dipping Oils Workshop
Time:  10 am-noon – Limited to 15 Participants – Registration & Fee Required
Location:  GMREC auditorium
Flavored Vinegars and Dipping Oils Workshop. GMREC auditorium. Our presenter is Karin Rutishauser, owner of The Herb Crib, specializing in organically grown herbs in Blairsville, GA. Flavored vinegars and dipping oils are simple to prepare and make wonderful gifts. They can be used as marinades, and in dressings for salads or pasta. In this workshop, you will learn to create your own custom flavored vinegars and dipping oils. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Registrations accepted from October 8, until November 1. No early registrations accepted. To register for this Workshop, please send your name, phone number, email address and a non-refundable check for $20.00 made payable to “Karin Rutishauser” to: Community Council GMRE Center 195 GA Mtn. Experiment Station Rd. Blairsville, GA 30512