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The Master Gardener Coordinator Monthly Digest

Welcome to the Master Gardener Coordinator Monthly Digest!  Please submit topics for the digest to Emily Eubanks and she'll get them included. 

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UF Poinsettia Showcase and Plant Sale, Dec 11-12

The University of Florida Environmental Horticulture Club's 20th Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser will include over 40 poinsettia varieties for sale, including traditional reds and novelties such as Visions of Grandeur, Orange Spice, Winter Rose, and Ice Punch.

Thursday, December 11th, 8am - 5:30pm
Friday, December 12th, 8am - 3pm

This event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the University of Florida Environmental Horticulture greenhouses at Fifield Hall on Hull Road in Gainesville. Contact gatorpoinsettia@gmail.com for more information, or visit the UF Hort Club website.

Upcoming CLCE Webinars

November 12, 11 am-noon: Sustainable Roses – IPM and Emerging Pests & Diseases

December 3, 11 am-noon: Urban Water Quality – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In-service Training Dates for the New Curriculum

We'll be holding several Master Gardener Coordinator in-service training sessions to demonstrate the new standard Master Gardener Curriculum. Please make an effort to attend.

  • January 21, 2015: Northwest, Jackson County
  • January 23, 2015: Northeast, Columbia County
  • January 27, 2015: South, Ft. Lauderdale REC
  • January 28, 2015: South Central, Sarasota County
  • January 29, 2015: Central, MFREC

Master Gardener Coordinator Round Table Discussion

There was no round table discussion for November. Join us Monday, December 1 from noon-1pm for an informal discussion hour. You need a headset with a microphone to join in. Contact Emily Eubanks if you need help getting one. Try to login 10-30 minutes early to try out your microphone with Emily. 

  • December 1 — Let's Have a Party! Balancing Social and Educational Activities

See a list of previously recorded round table discussions under the "Coordinator Resources" section.

2015 International Master Gardener Conference

The 2015 International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) will be held September 22-25, 2015 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Please remember to enter your county for national consideration in the Search for Excellence Award awards. Applications are available on the conference website.

Speaker Application: Consider submitting a presentation proposal for the 2015 conference. Learn more about the tracks at the conference website. This link will take you to a Google Docs Form where you can register to be considered as a speaker: Registration Form (Google Docs).

Save the Date

Please mark your calendars for the 2015 Florida Master Gardener Conference to be held October 18-21, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South in Kissimmee, Florida.

Master Gardener PowerPoint Templates

There are two new Florida Master Gardener PowerPoint templates available for your use!

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