Calendar of Events 2018

TUMGA Monthly meetings occur the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at Sharp United Methodist Church, Young Harris, GA January through December.   For more information: President Marty Dellinger  mg2016marty@gmail.com

TUMGA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF TUMGA –

FALL PERENNIAL PLANT SALE – Saturday, Sept 15 – 7:00AM-1:00PM

MG’s, we will be having a Perennial Plant Sale at the U.C. Farmer’s Market to raise funds for our upcoming projects.  My date choice is September 15th.  You will be needed on Friday, September 14th, after Trash and Treasure Sale is over, to help set up.   The plants are donations of our members, friends, etc. So, take a walk around your yard/garden.  Too many hostas, herbs, daylilies, irises, lilies of the valley and any other perennials that need division?  Do you have shrubs or trees you can take cuttings from (don’t forget your hydrangeas) that you can do NOW?  Do you have saved perennial seeds (or purchase a packet of seeds) that you can plant now?  We will have a small budget that mostly will pay for signs.  So we need pots of various sizes, fertilizer, soil, mulch, and compost.  If you can’t do the digging, I am sure we will help you.  Don’t forget to LABEL all your plants!  I use cut up vinyl blinds.  Perhaps you can help set up for the sale the day before, price plants, help transport plants, sell on Sale Day, give expert advice to our customers, carry plants out to customer’s cars, be a cashier, or clean up when the sale is over.

As you can see there is something for everyone to do!  Believe it or not it can be FUN!    Hoping for 100% participation! Plant Sale Director:  Pat Smith  patasmith1@gmail.com

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:

Saturday, May 26th – Hamilton Gardens – “Race for the Rhodies”
Time:  Race starts at 8 AM at Gardens Pavilion
For full information and registration form, please click here:  HamiltonGardens5KApplicationForm2018 resaved

Friday, June 1st – Community Council of GMREC Presents: HILLSIDE TO STREAMBANK EROSION MITIGATION LECTURE AND TOUR
Time: 10:00 – 12:30 PM
Location: GMREC Auditorium and Ethnobotanic Garden streamside. Requires walkingout doors on hills and uneven surfaces. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Seminar, so no need to register. Linda Chafin, Conservation Botanist, Science and Conservation Program, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, University of Georgia. Georgia is one of the most species-rich states in the country, with more than 4000 plants. Linda will talk about the “wild gardens” that grace Georgia’s many natural communities, with an emphasis on those found in the Southern Blue Ridge. GMRE Center auditorium.
No need to register for this seminar and tour. Callie Moore, Executive Director of the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition. The one-hour lecture presentation will be aimed toward helping land owners identify potential erosion sources and also to give them suggestions for restoring problem areas that might include hillsides, house sites, and streambanks. After the lecture, participants may tour the recent streambank stabilization project to learn how to maintain water quality on their property.

Friday, June 1st – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series – Attracting Pollinators to Our Yards
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Location:  Please help us get the word out and join us live for the presentation by clicking on the webinar link (https://auburn.zoom.us/j/209793415 ) up to 15 minutes before the presentation is set to begin. Note: The above URL might change. When it’s time for the webinar to begin, please visit this page to get the correct URL.

Last year in the series, we met our native pollinators. This year, we will learn how to attract them to our own yards and gardens. In this webinar presented by Molly KeckTexas A&M AgriLife Extension, learn the fundamentals for creating your own pollinator oasis.  Moderated by Marcus Garner and Allyson Shabel, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The link to the event will be added asap. Note: on June 1, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.  The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension

Saturday, June 2nd – Ask A Master Gardener at Union County Farmer’s Market
Time:
The Farmers market in Blairsville opens  June 2.  I’ve attached the schedule for volunteers for you to check.

 If you  have already signed up for some days,  please check that I have it recorded correctly.
If you have not signed up and wish to do so, please send an email directly to dcates02@msn.com.  Thank you very much,  Donna
For Full Schedule, please click here:  Farmers Market Schedule 2018
Thursday, June 14th – Regular TUMGA Program Meeting
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 – Social Time/4:30 Meeting Begins
Location: Sharp Memorial Methodist Church, Young Harris
Program for this month “Feed Fannin” presented by Barbara Ferer and Catherine SuggSaturday June 16th –  Tony Harris – Cherokee Indian Gardens – Moss Memorial Library
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Haysville
More Information:  TBAThursday, July 12th – Regular TUMGA  Meeting
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 – Social Time/4:30 Meeting Begins
Location: Sharp Memorial Methodist Church, Young HarrisWednesday, July 18th – Community Council of GMREC Presents: Backyard Milk Goats
Time: 10:00 – 11:45 AM
Location: GMRE Center auditorium and grounds
Seminar, so no need to register. Pamela Barry, owner of Hidden Creek Farm, USDA Certified Grade A Goat Dairy and “Gucci,” Senior LaMancha dairy doe. Everything you need to know about the care and milking of dairy goats and the delicious and nutritious dairy products your family can enjoy by raising goats on a small scale. Milking and cheese making demo.Thursday July 19th – Sunday July 22 –  The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference Gain valuable knowledge from field trips, lectures and workshops about propagating and preserving native plant species. learn@wcu.edu 828-227-7397 Western Carolina University, 138 Cordelia Camp Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Saturday July 21st – Laurel Kays – Fire Wise – Moss Memorial Library
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Haysville
More Information:  TBA

Friday, August 3rd – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series – Bees, Wasps & Hornets, Oh MY!
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Location: TBA
Late summer, picnics can become a battling ground with hornets, bees, and wasps. Before moving indoors, learn about the biology, identification, and practical control measures in this webinar presented by Lynn Braband, Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University and moderated by Hunter McBrayer and Taylor Vandiver, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The link to the event will be added asap. Note: on August 3, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Clemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

Saturday August 4th  – Georgann Schmalz – Bird Pollinators – Moss Memorial Library
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Haysville
More Information:  TBA

Friday, September 7th – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series – Winterizing Your Home to Keep Out Pests 
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Location: TBA
Unwanted visitors in the home often make us uncomfortable especially when the visitors are insects. We see them every year as it gets cold trying to come inside. Join Janet HurleyTexas A&M AgriLife Extension  as she discusses methods on winterizing are homes to keep these invaders out. Moderated by Dani Carroll and Sallie Lee, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The link to the event will be added asap. Note: on September 8, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

Saturday September 8th – Vernon Dixon – Climate Change -Moss Memorial Library
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Haysville
More Information:  TBA

Thursday, October 11th – TUMGA Business Meeting
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 – Social Time/4:30 Meeting Begins
Location: Sharp Memorial Methodist Church, Young Harris

Saturday, September 15th – TUMGA Perennial Plant Sale
Time:  7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location:  Union County Farmers Market

Friday, October 5th – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series –  Structural Misidentified Pests
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
Location: TBA
Insect pests often inhabit our structures – homes, sheds, businesses. They can be difficult to control especially when they are not identified correctly. Join Elizabeth “Wizzie” BrownTexas A&M AgriLife  as she discusses the identification of often misidentified structural pests. Moderated by Lucy Edwards, and Rhonda Britton, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The link to the event will be added asap. Note: on October 5, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.  The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ServiceClemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.

Tuesday, October 23rd – Community Council of GMREC Presents: Value Cuts from the Chuck – Seminar & Workshop
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Program will take place at the Union County Schools Agriscience Center, NOT the GMREC
Dr. Alexander Stelzleni, UGA Associate Professor, Animal and Dairy Science. One hour discussion of the numerous cuts of meat from an inexpensive Chuck Roll, to show the great quality inside. Optional Workshop to cut along with Dr. Stelzleni for those who can bring their own Chuck Roll, knife and cutting board. Registrations for the Workshop accepted after September 23. Please register only for the free Workshop by emailing the GMRE Center at gmrec@uga.edu. The Union County Schools Agriscience Center is located just off the Gainesville Hwy, 2 miles south of the Blairsville Square at: 255 Lovell Drive, Blairsville, GA 30512.

Saturday October 27th  – Donna Shearer – Saving Our Hemlocks – Moss Memorial Library
Time: 2:00 PM
Location:  Haysville
More Information:  TBA

Friday, November 16th – Community Council of GMREC Presents: Bottle Painting Workshop
Time: 10:00 – 11:45 AM
Location: GMREC Auditorium
Freya Browning and Allyson McGraw, Local Artisans. Learn to paint on a glass bottle. Each participant will leave with their own painted bottle, lighting optional. Bottle or jar, paint and all other supplies provided. $20 fee. Limited to 15 participants. Registrations accepted after October 16. No early registrations. To register for the Bottle painting Workshop, please send us your name, phone, email address and a non-refundable check for $20.00 made payable to “Allyson McGraw” to the GMREC Center.