Calendar of Events 2020

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:

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To all TUMGA Members:
The 2020 TUMGA Membership fee is now due. The amount is $10.00 and can be paid by check or cash to Charles Claypool, the TUMGA Treasurer, at the next meeting.
We are asking all Members to update their personal info so we can update our records as well as MGLog. The form is attached and can be turned in along with your dues. Please PRINT clearly.  Click here for form:  TUMGA Member info 2020

 

The Board is looking forward to a great year for all our TUMGA members !

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TUMGA MGEVS Work Calendar:  Due to the necessity to social isolate, all TUMGA meetings, and workdays, will be curtailed through March 29. We will not be having a Board meeting this month and we will not be meeting in gardens, as a group, to work. If you have any questions regarding this decision,  please contact Jacob at the Ext. Office.

 

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TUMGA Project Chairmen – Project Assessment Form due by March 31 

Dear TUMGA Project Leaders:
According to the TUMGa Policy and Procedure manual, the Project leaders are to evaluate their project each year.  This year I would like you to include what improvements or additions were done in the last year. Are you planning any improvements planned for this year? The Board would like to know whether you have plant signage or would like to have it and what type of signage you think would fit into your project design.
The assessment form is attached to this email. Please take the time to fill it out and answer the additional questions.
You can return it by email or USPS to:
Cathy Haist
email: bchaist1@windstream.net
Home address: 183 Madison Ave Blairsville, Ga 30512
Please click here for a copy of the form:  TUMGA 2020 PnP Project Assessment Form
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Thursday, April 9th – TUMGA Meeting – CANCELED 

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Thursday, April 9th – UGA Thoughtful Thursday session on line

TIME:  2:00 PM – Please mark your calendar for our Thoughtful Thursday webinar on April 9, 2020, at 2 pm. UGA Extension Specialist, Dr. Elizabeth Little, will give a Disease Update. Following her talk, we invite you to remain gathered online with us through Zoom for something new!

TIME:  2:30 – 3:30 – Zoom Party Please join in

Good morning, GA MGEVs!

I hope you are staying home and staying well! I’ve managed to do some spring cleaning and my front flowerbeds have been revived! I’m sure you have found yourselves enjoying extra time in your yards and gardens as well.

I look forward to seeing you online next Thursday for our April Thoughtful Thursday session. We have something new planned! Head to the Trellis blog for the details: https://site.extension.uga.edu/mgevp/2020/04/join-us-for-a-zoom-party/

 I’ll send you the Zoom link next week. 🙂

 Happy Thursday,

Sarah

Sarah Heape Sawyer
Program AssistantGeorgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
UGA Extension

1109 Experiment St | Cowart Building – UGA Griffin Campus | Department of Horticulture | Griffin, GA 30223
770-229-3368 Office | 770-412-4764 Fax
masterg@uga.edu | www.gamastergardener.org 

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Wednesday, April 22nd – Master Gardener Trainee Graduation CANCELED – New schedule TBA

Time:  2:00 pm  Save the date – More info will be coming

Location:  Hamilton Gardens Pavilion

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Thursday, May 14th – TUMGA Meeting – Please double check our social distancing as of this date.  

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Friday, June 5th – GMREC – Presentation & Garden Tour

Time:  10:00 a.m. – noon

Presentation by Dr. Leslie Edwards, first author of the book, The Natural Communities of Georgia. This one-hour talk will provide an overview of Georgia’s natural landscapes, including photographs of these special places throughout the state, and will highlight the importance of the Georgia Blue Ridge. Guided Tours of the Ethnobotanic Gardens will follow the lecture. GMREC auditorium and grounds.

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Thursday, June 11th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Thursday, July 9th – TUMGA Meeting

Time:  4:00 pm Social 4:30 Meeting

Location:  Sharp United Methodist Church

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Wednesday, July 15th – GMREC – Beekeeping Equipment and Honey Extraction for Hobby Beekeepers

Time:  9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

Location:  GMRE Center auditorium

As a beginner to intermediate beekeeper you may have questions about what types of beekeeping supplies are really necessary, which are nice to have on hand and which you can do without.  Glen Henderson, president of the Mountain Beekeepers Association, will walk us through beekeeping supplies from hive tools to bottom boards. If you are managing only a few hives it can be a struggle to harvest honey.  Georgia Certified Beekeeper Becky Griffin will share strategies to harvest small amounts of honey in creative ways.  During the workshop honey from the bee hives on the property will be harvested in an efficient, bee-friendly way. The workshop will finish with a honey taste test.

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Friday, October 23rd – GMREC – Invasive Plant Control

Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon

Location:  GMRE Center auditorium

Our speaker, Carly Evans is the Coordinator for the Northeast Georgia Invasive Plant Cooperative (NGIPC). In this workshop Carly will speak about the importance of invasive species management and demonstrate hands on removal techniques and treatments. Bring any questions about invasive species plant identification.