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Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements – December 2022

By Beet 2022 12 December

 

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements

December 2022

 

Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022

For those of you who attended our Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022, you have access to the 15 presentation videos until the end of December

 

 

Class of 2023 Master Gardener Volunteers

If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, registration for 2023 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Jackson County will be open later this Fall!    Please call the OSU Extension office at 541.776.7371 and leave your name, phone number, and email.  We will contact you when registration is open.

January 25th  —  Class of 2023 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training starts.

       

Berries Videos Available

By Beet 2022 12 December

 

We had many wonderful speakers at our Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022!

Two of our presenters, Sherry Sheng and Jane Collier, are also presenters at the Clackamas 10-Minute University™ concerning gardening issues. They have many wonderful practical gardening videos.

Jane Collier’s presentation at our Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022 was about growing blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, along with other berries. During her talk, she mentioned several videos.  https://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/10-minute-university/

Sherry and Jane have graciously allowed us to post these videos on the JCMGA website.

You can locate them on the JCMGA website. Click on the “In the Community” tab at the top of the screen.  Click on “In the Garden Videos.” Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

https://jacksoncountymga.org/in-the-garden-video/

How to Record My JCMGA Recertification Hours for OSU

By Beet 2022 12 December

Recording your recertification hours is a very important part of being a Master Gardener.  Our organization is based on gardening education and volunteers’ hours.  In addition to providing documentation for your recertification, these hours are needed to provide funding for Oregon Master Gardeners.

This task may seem daunting at the beginning, but the more you do it the easier it becomes.

Currently we are required to have

  • 20 hours of approved volunteer service. Half of these hours must be in the category of direct or indirect education efforts – which are detailed on the OSU Extension website.
  • 10 hours of approved continuing education.
  • These 30 hours (minimum) are to be earned from November 1st to October 31st.

 

The steps are easy to follow as long as you take your time –

  • Login into the JCMGA website
  • Login into the JCMGA Member Portal
  • On the right-hand side you will find a side bar with Member Links – click on Report Your Hours

This takes you to the OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting System (VRS)

  • This page has lots of good information on it. Take time to check out the following –
    • New Categories List – located on the right
    • Videos on “How to Report Hours” – located at the bottom
    • VRS Information Fact Sheet – located at the bottom
    • FYI – JCMGA does use VRS for reporting our hours
  • If this is your first time reporting your recertification hours, you will need to click on the link Enrollment in VRS – located at the top left – and follow the directions.
  • If you have recorded your recertification hours before, you should put in your email address and password. You have the option to have the program remember your password.
    • At the beginning of each reporting period, there is an additional step that needs to be completed before logging in. Below your password box, there will be a document to read concerning the conduct expected of all Master Gardeners. Once you have read the document, check the box and continue to log in.
  • Click on the Report My Hours link – located in the left-hand side bar – about midway down.
  • After entering your data, click on “Insert record” to finalize your submission. You can edit your hours at a later date if you need to do so.

 

People keep track of their hours in a variety of ways before they input them into the OSU Volunteer Reporting System.

  • Many people use a calendar or log to keep track of them.
  • Some people officially report their hours weekly, monthly, etc.
  • You can enter your hours for each individual event, or you can “bundle” them. By bundle, we mean you can take the number of volunteer hours – as long as they are the same coding – for a month or longer.  You would need to explain it in the description box.

 

If at any time you have questions about this process, please feel free to contact Barbara Low, Sandy Hansen or Jane Moyer.

                                                     Have a wonderful year gardening!

 

               

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements – November 2022

By Beet 2022 11 November

 

Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association 

Holiday Plant Sale

 

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022        

Time: 9:00 am—3:00 pm

Where: SOREC (OSU Extension) Parking Lot, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point.

Find holiday season plant gifts and landscape plants from a selection of Master Gardener-grown native and ornamental plants. Shop for floral treasures, then explore items for sale during the Holiday Gala in the SOREC Auditorium. Garden for Life!

Pay with: Cash, check, or credit card.

For more information: Email Lynn Kunstman kunlynn52@gmail.com or call (541) 227-1358.

 

 

 

 

Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association 

Holiday Gala 

Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022

Time: 9:00 am—3:00 pm

Where: SOREC (OSU Extension) Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point.

Jackson County Master Gardeners host a merry holiday season celebration for the whole family. Shop for decorations, wreaths, ornaments, and snowmen and women. Find the perfect gift for each friend and family member. Come share the cheer of the season, then step into the Native Nursery area off the parking lot for live Master Gardener-grown native and ornamental plants.

Free Admission.

Pay with: Cash, check, or credit card.

For more information: Email jcmgaevents022@gmail.com or call (541) 227-1358.

 

 

If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, registration for 2023 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Jackson County will be open later this Fall!    Please call the OSU Extension office at 541.776.7371 and leave your name, phone number, and email.  We will contact you when registration is open.

                           

Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022 Off to a Great Start!

By Beet 2022 11 November

 

Thank you to all who attended our first two days of this exciting event on October 28 and 29.

Our committee has worked diligently to provide quality presentations/presenters on a wide range of gardening topics.

During the first two days, we have had presentations dealing with the Rogue Valley climate and the expected changes which will affect the way we garden; working with fruit trees; growing herbs; taking care of our soil; having biodiversity in our garden; and regenerative agriculture.

There is still time to register for this event and attend the last two days of presentations on November 4 and 5.

  • Register by November 2 to attend the Zoom classes.
  • Register by November 5 to only be able to view the recordings.
  • A Mailchimp will be emailed to you with a Zoom link to the classes for the following day.
  • A list of the 15 presentation recordings’ URL links will be emailed to you the week of November 7th.

All but one of the entire 16 presentations will be recorded and available to view up to the end of December.

Participants will receive an Evaluation Survey through email on November 7th. We are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your responses will help us to improve this event and get your input on what you would like to have included for next year’s Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2023. Your responses to our survey are very important to us.

 

Questions? Email: jcmgawdsg20@gmail.com

 

 

Plant Clinic Update

By Beet 2022 11 November

The Plant Clinic
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC)
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR 97502

 

Our Plant Clinic will only be open two days a week, Tuesday and Thursday, from November 1 – March 31.  (The Extension is closed for all the Holidays.) Start time is 10am (not 9am) – 2:15pm.

 

Our new telephone number is 541- 930-8420.

 

Our email address is sorec.plantclinic@oregonstate.edu

 

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements

By Beet 2022 10 October

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements

October 2022

 

Native Plant Sale Pollinators

Dates: Sunday, October 9, 2022 10 AM – 4 PM     

Parking lot behind The Pollination Place
312 N. Main St., Phoenix.

 

 

 

Members and friends, we are back on campus and desperately need your help in our demonstration gardens. Come on any Wednesday, from 9 am to noon, from now through October.  Our goal: get our gardens back to their former glory.

Contact Lynn Kunstman kunlynn52@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, registration for 2023 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Jackson County will be open later this Fall!    Please call the OSU Extension office at 541.776.7371 and leave your name, phone number, and email.  We will contact you when registration is open.

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements

By Beet 2022 09 September

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Members and friends, we are back on campus and desperately need your help in our demonstration gardens. Come on any Wednesday, from 9 am to noon, from now through October.  Our goal: get our gardens back to their former glory.

Contact Lynn Kunstman kunlynn52@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

  • Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium 2022 will be held October 28th, 29th, November 4th, and 5th
  • Check out the list of presentations.
  • Registration is now open!!
  • Register online at https://jacksoncountymga.org/winter-dreams-summer-gardens-symposium/
  • Most sessions will be recorded.  These recordings will be available to view until the end of December 2022.

Jackson County Master Gardeners Announcements

By Beet 2022 08 August

 

Members and friends, we are back on campus and desperately need your help in our demonstration gardens. Come on any Wednesday, from 9 am to noon, from now through October.  Our goal: get our gardens back to their former glory.

Contact Lynn Kunstman kunlynn52@gmail.com

 

 

 

  • Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium 2022 will be held October 28th, 29th, November 4th, and 5th  Mark your calendars!
  • Speakers Presentation schedule and summaries along with speaker bios will be available online starting August 22nd.
  • Registration will begin August 22nd.  Register online at https://jacksoncountymga.org/winter-dreams-summer-gardens-symposium/  

 

 

                                               

If you know anyone who would be interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, registration for 2023 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Jackson County will be open later this Fall!    Please call the OSU Extension office at 541.776.7371 and leave your name, phone number, and email.  We will contact you when registration is open.

Jackson County Master Gardeners Association Announcements

By Beet 2022 07 July

  • An Introduction to Household Greywater Systems class
    July 19th, 2022         6:00-8:00 p.m.

          Location:   OSU Extension Auditorium at SOREC, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point OR.

         To Register: Sign up online at https://beav.es/UcY or call OSU Extension at 541-776-7371. 

        Cost:  $15 per person or sliding scale. Fees help support the Land Steward Program For more            information, email Rachel.Werling@oregonstate.edu.

 

  • Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium 2022 will be held October 28th, 29th, November 4th, and 5th  Mark your calendars!

 

  • JCMGA Holiday Gala will be this Fall. More information to follow!