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Master Gardener Meeting

28 June 2018, Rev. A

Call to Order

Kevin Minard, vice president, called the Master Gardener’s meeting to order at the First Missouri State Capital State Historic Site visitor’s center.  A tour was provided.

Attendance:   38 Master Gardeners were present.

Secretary’s Report:

The Secretary’s Report from 24 May has been on line and copies were available.  

 A motion to dispense with reading the minutes was made and seconded.   Minutes were approved as written.

Treasurer’s Report:   Joe Walker provided an overview of the financial situation as a result of the plant sales.  The Tee shirts ordered were in and were available for pick up.

The September State Conference registration is open.   The classes for Saturday have been filled.  The conference will be in Branson, MO.

Val Mertz:   We will be having Ed Spevak from the St Louis Zoo, Curator of Invertebrates, Director for Native Pollinator Conservation  to talk at the July meeting.

Education:   No report.

Laura Steimel:  Thank you to those who cleaned up and organized the tool shed.

There is a need for bags for harvesting produce, put them in the bag on the south wall in the tool shed.

Marsha Brown:   Reminder to those who bring in plastic pots to the green house to be sure to wash them in a 10% bleach and water solution before mixing them with the cleaned pots stored in the green house.

   Researching of what seeds to buy for the 2019 plant sale has begun.

   A small green house has been donated for starting plants in next year.

    Some old garden hoses have been cut up and can be used by members to brace trees etc.

Kevin Minard:   Garlic harvest was good.  Waiting for final harvest report after master gardeners have dried them.

Patty Kolek:   Hort line has been busy.   If you do not have a printer to print the monthly quiz, copies will be available at the hort line desk.

Delbert Moeller:  Reported on the use of cover crops in a demo garden.   The first cover crop was cut down today and left in place for mulch.  More garden vegetables were planted in the plot.

Mary Carey wants a drip irrigation system installed around the Extension building for the landscaping plants.

Waneta Parmenter:    Badges for new master gardeners will be handed out at future meetings when we are back at the County Extension Conference room.

Note to Mary Carey:   Volunteer hour guidelines were available and are to be put in the newsletter.

Martha Hessler:  The new project with the Confluence Chapter Master Naturalists and Master Gardener’s club are working together on the lot at 524 S. Main Street in St Charles next to the Crow’s Nest to transform it into a native garden.   A weekly work day is being planned.   A signup sheet was sent around.

Tom Nagle:  reported on work at Quail Ridge Park.

Will Cline:  reported on thanks from the high school in Cottleville for master gardener work done there.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded.

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