Mohave County Master Gardener classes starting next week

I took the class last year and I’m SO glad I did! I met great instructors and I joined the Kingman Master Gardeners. I learned a lot in class and at MG outings and as an active Master Gardener Associate I can audit classes for free. While I hate to have to be in Kingman by 8:30 AM, I already signed up for 4 classes. Hopefully the class will be in the afternoon next year (they alternate) as there’s so much to learn.
I posted the class schedule and registration form at
I’m scheduled to talk about PERMACULTURE at a MG workshop in June and I’ll be asking for YOUR help with that. What exactly IS permaculture?
We’ve been incredibly busy this winter and I haven’t been posting much, but I’ll definitely make an effort to update regularly about MG workshops as well as our projects.

8/22/15 Master Gardener Fall Gardening workshop in Kingman

This Saturday is the annual Master Gardener FALL PLANTING workshop:

Please join the Kingman Area Master Gardeners for a Fall Planting Workshop to be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 9:00am – 12 noon.
You will learn about what to grow, soil preparation and square foot gardening. After the presentation, we will visit the DIG It Kingman Community Garden for a hands-on demonstration.
To make reservations and for additional information, call the Mohave County Extension office at 928-753-3788, Ext 19, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
After business hours, call 928-753-3788 and press *819. The voice mail will guide you through the registration process.

It’s FREE, but reservations are required.
If you’re in Meadview and you’d like to go, you could possibly ride with us.
I will also bring the handouts to our gardening club meeting at Canyon’s End next Wednesday and we’ll talk a lot more about fall gardening then.

The Mohave County Master Gardeners

I’ve been attending Master Gardener workshops for several years and last Saturday I enjoyed the fruit tree pruning class for the third year in a row.   Every time I learn something new or I’m reminded of something I forgot – such as using pine needles to mulch our high pH soil.   I just found this interesting post about pH testing of pine needles and they actually are NOT acidic after they got rained on a few times, but they still have a lower pH than our native soil 8.7 pH:
Pine Straw (Pine Needle) Mulch Acidity: Separating Fact From Fiction Through Analytical Testing
Yesterday the Master Gardener class in Kingman started and Hattie Brown gave a very interesting presentation on botany as well as activities by the Flagstaff Master Gardeners.  She is the Master Gardener Program Coordinator, University of Arizona, Coconino County Cooperative Extension and she is so knowledgeable.   I’ll have to email her links to plants we have yet to ID.
The Coconino Master Gardener Association has many resource links.
I’m already looking forward to next week’s class, FRUIT TREES IN THE HOME YARD.  Very timely, as we’re getting ready to order fruit and nut trees — right after we placed our wholesale berry order.   I’ll have to call the nursery tomorrow for more info on shipping and will then post details about berry, kiwi and fig seedlings from under $2.  My preliminary order has already 120 plants and I’ll likely add a few more.  If you’re local you can add to our order, stay tuned!