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December General Membership Meeting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS PARTY TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 7:00 PM

Posted by on Nov 19, 2017 in News and Events

December General Membership Meeting and
HAPPY HOLIDAYS PARTY TUESDAY, Dec. 5 7:00 PM
Westfield Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Avenue Westfield.
All Master Gardeners and guests are cordially invited.
A donation of an unwrapped gift for a child would be appreciated.
Come and meet the members of the “New Master Gardener Class” and renew old acquaintances. The current class traditionally hosts and organizes this event and requests that you donate a door prize valued under $10. If you would like to participate in the door prize raffle, you must bring a door prize gift.
Master Gardeners, please bring your favorite entrée or appetizer.

Current class members should bring their favorite side dish or dessert.

Please put your name on the bottom of your serving dish and serving utensil. Sandwiches will be provided by the Executive Board. Abundance and variety of food depend upon each Master Gardener’s contribution to our Holiday Party table, so bring something yummy and let’s party!
Please RSVP if you are coming to MG President, Richard Leister, preferably by email:   Leisterr8@verizon.net.  Or leave a phone message at 908-790-1552 by Monday, November 27. Directions to the party are below.
HOLIDAY TOYS Every year at the holiday party, we collect toys to donate to Saint Joseph’s Crisis Center in Elizabeth, a non-sectarian group that helps the poor and homeless of Union County. Gifts to needy children help to make their Holidays happier. In difficult economic times, toys donated by Master Gardeners may be all some children will receive, so please remember to bring your unwrapped toys to the Holiday Party. (No toy weapons.) If you can’t make the party, please drop the toys off at the office in Westfield by Tuesday, November 28.

Directions to the Holiday Party Tuesday December 5, 2017
Westfield Presbyterian Church, 140 Mountain Avenue Westfield
From Central Ave.
From wherever you pick up Central Avenue, follow it through downtown Westfield until it ends on East Broad St. (Rialto Theater on your right). Make a right onto East Broad St. and then take your first left at the light onto Mountain Ave. Pass the church which is immediately on your right to its adjacent parking lot. The entrance to the building is the large door facing the parking lot.
From the Garden State Parkway- Take Exit 135 (Westfield, Clark). From the north, bear right onto Central Avenue (Shoprite on right – Target on left). From the south, turn left onto Central Avenue after the exit. Follow Local Directions from Central Avenue above.
From New Jersey Route 22- Take the New Providence Road exit in Mountainside and follow it to the first traffic light at Mountain Ave. where you make a right. Continue on Mountain approximately one mile. The church parking lot will be on the left, just before the church. The entrance to the building is the large door facing the parking lot.

 

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Westfield Y Men’s Club – Please note revision of date and time from Nov Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in News and Events

HELP THE Y MEN SET UP THEIR TREES PARTY SUNDAY DECEMBER 3

You are cordially invited to participate in our 11th Annual “HELP THE Y MEN SET UP THEIR TREES PARTY” on Sunday, December 3, 2017, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at the Westfield Y Men’s Club Association’s 64th Annual Tree and Wreath Sale, corner of Elm and Walnut streets in Westfield (across from Stop & Shop).

Details:  Earn hours, give back to the community, and have fun helping the Westfield Y Men’s Club unload a shipment of trees for their 64th Annual Tree and Wreath Sale.  The sale is Y Men’s primary fundraiser. All profits go to local youth organizations and community service groups.  These include our organization, to which the Y Men have generously donated for 10 years.

In return, the Y Men ask the MGs and all aided groups to donate some time and muscle at their Annual Sale. Please come out and help for a couple of hours.  It’s a great way to meet and greet your fellow MGs, the Y Men, and people in our community.

Note: Typically, 2 or 3 people carry each tree the short distance from truck to tree lot.  Have a bad back?  Not to worry.  We need your moral support anyway, and we also need people who can take photos, so please come out to cheer us on!

Thanks, everyone.

T.J. Karns, Chair of Grants and Publicity Committees

Please contact TJ Karns to let her know you are coming at 908-964-3654 or tj.karns04@verizon.net

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Reminder: November Continuing Education Meeting on Composting

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News and Events

Please join us for our continuing education meeting on 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 7:30-9 pm
in the RCE Meeting Room, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ 07090.
Our guest speaker will be Dennis Lenahan . 
Dennis will cover the pluses of composing, the different types composting bins and how composting happens. It is a PowerPoint presentation developed by several NJ county RCE coordinators.
Dennis is from the 2015 class. He helps with the Berry Patch at the Demo Garden. He has helped with the Spring Plant sale for the past three years. Dennis is an alternate rep at the RMGANJ meetings at Rutgers. He has given talks on Composting and Food Safety and Harvesting as a member of Union County Rutgers MG Community Garden Training Program.
Please RSVP to TinaMac208@gmail.com You are welcome to bring a guest.

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The Sharing Garden Needs Help Thursday at 9:am

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in News and Events

A load of top soil has been delivered and 8 beds in the sharing garden need to be filled.
Please come if you can help
Norma
Norma Cohen
908 464 1730

 

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November Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in News and Events, Newsletters and Bulletins

Hello Master Gardeners:

Here is our November Newsletter:

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

This month’s highlights: Nominating Committee for MG Executive Board; Demo Garden Fall Update;  Interesting articles on: Garlic, Planting Bulbs, Mulching and Things to Do in November

Upcoming Events:
Wednesday November 15, Monthly Meeting Composting, RSVP Tina Helmstetter

TUESDAY, December 5 MG Holiday Party, RSVP Richard Leister

Sunday, December 3, Westfield Y Men’s Club Tree Set Up Event, RSVP TJ Karns

 

 

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November Continuing Education Meeting on Composting

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in News and Events

Please join us for our continuing education meeting on 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 7:30-9 pm
in the RCE Meeting Room, 300 North Avenue East, Westfield, NJ 07090.
Our guest speaker will be Dennis Lenahan . 
Dennis will cover the pluses of composing, the different types composting bins and how composting happens. It is a PowerPoint presentation developed by several NJ county RCE coordinators.
Dennis is from the 2015 class. He helps with the Berry Patch at the Demo Garden. He has helped with the Spring Plant sale for the past three years. Dennis is an alternate rep at the RMGANJ meetings at Rutgers. He has given talks on Composting and Food Safety and Harvesting as a member of Union County Rutgers MG Community Garden Training Program.
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Judith Laganga Recognized at Retirement Party

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in News and Events

Judi Laganga Retirement 2017 with freeholders and Dr. Karen Ensle.

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CANDIDATES SOUGHT FOR MASTER GARDENER ELECTIONS IN DECEMBER

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in News and Events

At the end of this year the terms of David Regal, Second Vice President; Tina Helmstetter, Third Vice President; Debbie Dimaggio, Corresponding Secretary; and Teresa Gibbons,Treasurer end.

Candidates are being sought for all these positions.  If you are a Certified, Active Master Gardener, in good standing, who would like to submit your name or another CAMG’s name for consideration, please contact a member of the Nominations Committee:

NOTE: According to our bylaws, nominations will not be called/taken from the floor.  Our bylaws can be found under the Forms and FAQS  page  at http://news.mastergardeners-uc.org/.

 Qualifications and responsibilities for these positions are in the Bylaws, which are also available on the above website.  Criteria include:

Any candidate for office must be a Certified Active Master Gardener (CAMG) in good standing.

  1. Supports the mission of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the RMGUC.
  2. Displays, supports and encourages positive attitudes in volunteering.
  3. Attends required RMGUC meetings.
  4. Maintains annual certification requirements (required hours and CEU’s)

The deadline for submitting names (applying for consideration for these positions) is November 23, 2017.

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Ken Westra Memorial Service

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in News and Events

Dear Master Gardeners,

Our good friend and fellow Master Gardener Laurie Westra’s husband  Ken passed away.   Laurie is chair of our Gardening with Children Committee and a member of the Rose Garden team.

Laurie and the family have announced that a service celebrating Ken’s life will be held on Saturday, November 4th at 11:00am at Cranford Alliance Church.  The church is located at 7 Cherry Street, Cranford.  A reception with light refreshments will follow, and all are welcome to attend.

The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Cranford Alliance Church.

Sincerely,

Madeline

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MG Class Tentative Schedule for 2017-2018

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Continuing Education, News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Here is our class of 2017-2018 class schedule – our 30th Master Gardener class here in Union County!

2017-18 Tentative MG Class Syllabus

You are welcome to attend the classes for continuing education units.  Full lectures count for 2.5 continuing education units (CEU) and the classes at the demonstration garden and committee chair presentations count for 1 hour of CEUs.  Please check with the office to confirm the topic.  Sometimes due to weather or changes in the speaker’s schedule we need to switch topics.

Hope to see you in class!

Madeline

 

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