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:

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T-Shirt Order Information – deadline September 30th

Here’s the final info on TUMGA T shirts. They are from Coosa Creek Marketing. The shirt color is called True Royal and is available in 2 fabrics. The fabrics are a 50/50 Cotton Blend and a Moisture wicking. The TUMGA Logo will be on the left pocket area. In this document, I will have a picture of the True Royal color, the TUMGA logo, the size chart for the Men’s and Women’s Moisture wicking shirt as well as the 50/50 cotton blend which is a men’s style only.   All shirts are $14.00 each.  There is a minimum order of 24 t-shirts and the money must be paid in a lump sum to Coosa Creek when we place our order.

How to order:

  1. To help with getting the order together, I have enclosed an order form. (see below)  Please click here for full information and order form:  TUMGA T Shirt Order Information
  2. Please take the time to know your size according to the charts and have cash or check with you at the September 12th meeting.
  3. I will be there @ 4 PM to accept orders.
  4. You may take it by the Ext. Office and I will get it from Jammie.
  5. The final deadline to order is by 12:00 PM Monday, September 30th.
  6. All checks must be made out to me: Cathy Haist

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Plant Sale Flyer

Hey, TUMGA members  – Here is the flyer we are using to publicize our upcoming pant sale. Please print/cut as many of the 3-to-a-page format as you are willing  to pass along.  Click here for 3-to-a page format: Fall Plant Sale3
(Gayle designed the color scheme to print on yellow paper, but any color will do – white works if that’s what you have.)  For email outreach, please send the full page one to any people/groups that might help us get the word out. Click here for full page flyer:  TUMGA2019PlantSaleAnnouncement
Good distribution of this flyer will help us to have a successful sale.
 
Thanks – Plant Sale sub-commitee 
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Plant Sale List info needed

The September 28 plant sale is just over 4 weeks away.

In an effort to focus on education, we plan to create information sheets about the plants we will have available. These will be laminated and displayed with plants of each variety. Shoppers will hopefully be allured by a picture of the plant in bloom and they can use their phones to take photos providing them with information on sun/shade, wet/dry needs, care instructions and such. Attached is a sample.  Click here: Bergamot

The Plant Sale Committee will create the info sheets, but we need to get a list of plants as quickly as possible so we can get underway with this project. If you prefer to create your own sheets, please have at it, …….. or provide us with any information that’s pertinent to the plants you will have available.

Please send a plant list with the common names and if you have it, the botanical name to Reecie ASAP. Her email address is reecieca@bellsouth.net. If you have time, an approximate number of each plant will help the plant sale committee determine which plants are most critical to label with growing information.  Your committee is working hard to make this event a success and we hope that good pictures and information will help make our plants irresistible.

And if you haven’t let us know whether you’ll be available to help at the sale, please do so.

Thanks – Elaine

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TUMGA MGEVS Work Calendar, provided by Kate George, TUMGA Corresponding Secretary:  click here please  September 2019 Calendar for TUMGA
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Gold Medal Garden Watering & Help Schedule – Union County Farmer’s Market Looks like we may be in for another dryer time..

If you signed up to be a designated “Master Water Provider” listed below, please stop by and check the newly planted herbs in the raised beds, the herbs in the ground next to the raised beds, and bee balm planted next to the “dry creek bed” identified by the yellow tomato cage.  If everything is OK, please go ahead and record 30 minutes or more of your time!

Monday:  Donni 

Tuesday:  Pat S.

Wednesday: Marcia L.

Thursday: Cathy H.

Friday:  Elaine

Saturday or Sunday:  Anyone who will volunteer – The Gold Medal Garden Thanks you!! Marcia Little

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Friday, September 6th – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar  Ouch! Red Imported Fire Ants in the Landscape  – Presented by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension
Time:  2:00 PM
Whether a landscape, home garden, pasture, or urban space, fire ants can cause distress.  Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension, will deliver this exciting webinar on red imported fire ants.  Understanding their life cycle is the only way to choose and apply  a management strategy that will work.   
 Webinars are  moderated by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension,
 and coordinated by  Dani CarrollAlabama Extension.  The link to the event is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/615766171. Note: on April 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 2019 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.
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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 – Doug Towery from USDA will be discussing soil mapping.
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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Wednesday, September 25th – Gold Medal Garden – Digging Ditch Lilies for plant sale
We will be separating the orange “ditch lilies” on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 in preparation for sale at the  Plant Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28
WE DEFINITELY NEED YOUR HELP ! ! !
Bring a digging implement, we will have bags to put the plants in, and we will place them in buckets for sale on Saturday.  Don’t for get water to drink, gloves and we will need large scissors to cut the tops off each plant for ease of handling for the sale.  See you then  Marcia Little
 
PS Hoping for a great Plant Sale !   Participants will receive free plants for your effort  (sorry, we are not a vineyard and offer free wine for your efforts)
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Saturday, September 28th  – UC Farmers Market – Ask A Master Gardener Booth & TUMGA Plant Sale 
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 4th – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar – Scale Insects on Ornamental Plants – Presented by Dr. Jeremy PickensAlabama Extension
Time:  2:00 PM
Scale insects are odd looking creatures.  In fact, you may have sad plants in the landscape, and not recognize these insects. Dr. Jeremy PickensAlabama Extension will provide  clues to their identification and strategies to keep them under wraps. 
 Webinars are  moderated by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension,
 and coordinated by  Dani CarrollAlabama Extension.  The link to the event is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/615766171. Note: on April 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 2019 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.
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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 Business Meeting 
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 1st – All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar – Spiders Commonly Found in Houses – Presented by Vicky BertagnolliClemson Extension
Time:  2:00 PM 
Spiders can be found almost anywhere – indoor closets to outside dwellings – and in the soil too.  These 8-legged beneficials often get a bad rap.  Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension, will talk to us about identification, ecology, and management of our commonly found spiders. 
 Webinars are  moderated by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension,
 and coordinated by  Dani CarrollAlabama Extension.  The link to the event is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/615766171. Note: on April 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 2019 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.
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Friday, December 6th – All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series: Reintroduction of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Time: 2:00 PM
The red-cockaded woodpecker has been the focus of conservation efforts for many years. Management of their nesting sites is extremely important for reproduction and longevity.  In this webinar, we will learn about the behavior, history, and management strategies to bring endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers back to the urban forest.  Mark Pavlosky Jr., of MPJ Wildlife Consulting LLC will talk about the successful project at Hitchcock Woods, one of the largest urban forests in the United States (South Carolina). 

Webinars are  moderated by Dr. Tim DavisUGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson Extension, and coordinated by  Dani CarrollAlabama Extension.  The link to the event is https://auburn.zoom.us/j/615766171. Note: on April 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 2019 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.

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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
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Thursday, November 14th – TUMGA Program Meeting – Chris McGregor of Ironwood Tools. He will be bringing several of their more popular tools to show off and have tools for sale (credit card payments preferred)
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Thursday, December 12th – TUMGA Holiday Party
Further info TBA