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Janine Salvatti

We’re Back!!

By Beet 2023 02 February

So exciting to see so many new and enthusiastic Class of 2023 Master Gardener students!



Jane organized and led a perfect first day for students! 






Barbara Low along with Kathy Apple, Karcie Katz, Colet Allen and Janine Salvatti provided the students with a wonderful potato bar and salad luncheon. They baked potatoes, made chili, and brought all the toppings, cookies, and drinks for about 70 people.

                                                       Our president, Marcie Katz, always hard at work. 



Our newbies were warmly and enthusiastically greeted by Lynn Kunstman, Pam Hiller, and Lucy Pylkki, and Margaret Saydah





Sandy Hammond set up a” free” book table for students. 


We are off to a great start with the Class of 2023!

You Know You Want to Gnome all About Our Holiday Bazaar!

By Beet 2022 12 December

The Master Gardener Holiday Gala of 2019 was almost a one-time wonder. But through the vision and efforts of our Fund-Raising Committee and a few enthusiastic and stalwart Master Gardener volunteers, it was resurrected and reemerged as the JCMGA Holiday Bazaar and held in concert with the Native Plant Sale on November 12, 2022.


A Holiday Bazaar turns out to be a lot of work but rewards the gardeners with bonding over shared work and laughter. It also benefited JCMGA by about $788.00. Sandy Hammond and Annette Carter handled all the details of finding volunteers, arranging work areas, making schedules, and reserving the auditorium for the event. We had a number of small work parties to sort through any saleable items left over from the 2019 sale, to make about 30 gorgeous holiday wreaths, sew some festive Christmas socks, wine bags, table runners, and gnomes. We priced items, painted signs, decked the halls, and when it was all over, we packed everything up and left the auditorium spic and span.

Our gratitude goes to the JCMGA elves:  Sandy Hammond, Annette Cater, Jane Moyer, Sandy Hansen, Marcie Katz, Lyn Boening, Linda Holder, Lucy Pulkki, Margaret Sayduh, and Janine Salvatti.


Garden Art

By Beet 2021 09 September


Garden Wall with Antlers                                                                                        Garden Girl Statue













Garden Fence

                                                                                                                                               Flower Bucket










Red Bench with Dogwood Blossoms

Two Figures













Push Cart Planter