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Master Gardener Meeting
24 May 2018
Call to Order
Craig Morton called the Master Gardener’s meeting to order at the Historic Daniel Boone St Charles County Park in Defiance.  A long tour is to be provided.

Attendance:   51 Master Gardeners were present.
Secretary’s Report:

The Secretary’s Report from 26 April has been on line and copies were available on the table. 
 Marsha Brown made a motion to dispense with reading the minutes; it was seconded by Joe Walker. 

Treasurer’s Report:   Joe Walker provided an overview of the financial situation as a result of the plant sales.

Mary Medina:  Fall Garden Expo to be offered at the St Charles County Community College.   Classes on herbs, seed collection and bulbs will be given.
Next year’s Dig-In key speaker will be addressing custom food scaping   (edible landscape).

The September State Conference registration is now open.  The conference will be in Branson, MO.

Craig Morton:  Remember to record your Volunteer hours.

Marsha Brown:  A reminder that soil testing is available through the County Extension Office.

Victoria Gally is gathering new budgets from garden leads.

A meet and great for last Fall and Winter Master Garden classes is scheduled for 6:30 on 30 May.   A tour of the gardens will be given.

Tom Nagle:  The Missouri Dept of Conservation is planting native plants on a vacant lot in downtown St. Charles on Main Street.   It is north of The Crow’s Nest and has a white picket fence around it.

Joe Walker  the Girls and Boys Club request for volunteers to help with gardening in the Summer Blast Program.  It requires about 2 hours every Thursday from May 29th through 3 August.

Craig Morton:    A budget of $200 has been approved by the steering committee for Farmer’s Market expenses.

Monarch Madness,  Sat, Sept 15, 2018 at the U.S. Dept of Energy Office of Legacy Management’s Weldon Spring Site,   7095 Highway 94 South, St. Charles, MO 63304 

June 9th Laura Stiemel will give a tour to the Gasconade Master Gardener members,

Shade has been installed on green house, thank you to those who did it,
By-laws are in review and need finalizing,

Power Point class is in review,

Niel Menscher made a motion to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded
 by Joe Walker.

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