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Soils Lecture

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Continuing Education, News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Just a reminder that tonight’s (Wed Feb 20)  monthly meeting on soils has been cancelled.

Here is the link for the Living Soil film, from the Soil Health Institute. You can watch it at your leisure. It is a one hour film for 1 CEU.

https://livingsoilfilm.com/

FYI, If you would like to test your knowledge,  there are also questions on the lesson plan site for high school students. Questions are on page 6, answers are on page 7.  See how you do!

Madeline and Tina Helmstetter

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Revised MG Class Syllabus

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Continuing Education, Current Class, Messages, News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Due some changes in our speaker’s schedules, I have revised the syllabus for the rest of the MG class.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we won’t need to make any more changes!

REVISED 2018-19 Tentative MG Class Syllabus

Madeline

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February 20 Monthly Meeting Cancelled Due to Weather

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Continuing Education, News and Events

Hello Master Gardeners,

Our monthly meeting scheduled for Wednesday February 20 has been cancelled due to the expected inclement weather tomorrow afternoon and evening.  We will be sending out information on how you can view the Soils presentation at your leisure.

Stay safe,

Madeline

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Rutgers Home Gardeners School Reimbursement

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Continuing Education

Are you thinking about attending the Rutgers Home Gardeners School on Saturday, March 23, 2019? If so, you should know that as a certified Union County Master Gardener you qualify for additional discounts. Register by February 28, and your cost is $65 (use Promo code MG2019 with proof of certification).

In addition, any certified Union County Master Gardener who submits proof of registration payment, will receive an additional $15 discount, so the whole day of classes will cost only $50. Mail or drop off your receipt to the Treasurer at the RCE office in Westfield.

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Reminder: Continuing Education Meeting Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Continuing Education

Please join us for our Continuing Education meeting this Wednesday February 20, 2019, @ 7:30 pm in the RCE Meeting Room, 300 North Ave East, Westfield NJ 07090
We will be watching a documentary from the Soil Health Institute… Living Soil: A Documentary for All of Us!
(Recommended by Rutgers Plant Pest Advisory, Turf Blog)

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Continuing Education Meeting, Wednesday February 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Posted by on Feb 4, 2019 in Continuing Education

Please join us for our Continuing Education meeting, Wednesday February 20, 2019, 7:30 pm in the RCE Meeting Room, 300 North Ave East, Westfield NJ 07090
We will be watching a documentary from the Soil Health Institute. Recommended by Rutgers Plant Pest Advisory, Turf Blog.
(This is a clip from the Soil Health Institute. The link to the site is https://livingsoilfilm.com/)

Living Soil: A Documentary for All of Us
Our soils support 95 percent of all food production, and by 2060, our soils will be asked to give us as much food as we have consumed in the last 500 years. They filter our water. They are one of our most cost-effective reservoirs for sequestering carbon. They are our foundation for biodiversity. And they are vibrantly alive, teeming with 10,000 pounds of biological life in every acre. Yet in the last 150 years, we’ve lost half of the basic building block that makes soil productive. The societal and environmental costs of soil loss and degradation in the United States alone are now estimated to be as high as $85 billion every single year. Like any relationship, our living soil needs our tenderness. It’s time we changed everything we thought we knew about soil. Let’s make this the century of living soil.

You are welcome to bring a guest for this event. RSVP by emailing TinaMac208@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you.

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Jan/Feb Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in News and Events, Newsletters and Bulletins

Hello Master Gardeners,

Here’s a great read while keeping warm during this cold snap!  So get a cup of hot coffee, tea or hot chocolate and enjoy.

Jan Feb 2019 MG Newsletter

Madeline

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