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Why Use Tested Recipes?

Some of our favorite childhood memories may be of home-preserved foods: delicious dill pickles, spicy salsa, and sweet jams and jellies.  And many of us enjoy sharing these favorite items with family and friends. But how do we know that these family favorites are safe and of good quality to share?

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Lemon-scented Plants

If you want to add some lemon zest to your garden, but can’t grow a lemon tree, consider trying some lemon-scented herbs or other plants. Many different plants contain the same chemical compounds that give lemons their distinctive fragrance. This article covers a collection of plants that have scents suggesting lemons.

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Price County MGV’s Educate with Community Growing Center

What a delight to live and work in Price County, the 5th largest county in the state’s 72 counties. The county is known for its spectacular natural beauty, including vast areas of national, state and county forestland, and 18,000 acres of water. Price County is the home to 14,159 people scattered throughout the area in […]

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Good Photos for the Annual Accomplishment Report

Quality pictures are needed for the annual report and program marketing.  Please use the remaining garden season to get pictures of MGVs in action!  Image tips include: We need lots of action shots!  Posed gardening shots and group shots are useful (but no more than one, please).  Nature stills or landscapes are only useful if […]

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Writing Impact Statements

Every MG groups hosts some sort of educational event(s) during the year. Encourage MGVs to plan ahead in order to collect meaningful information about the impact of their event. It’s not hard to create a good summary of the event that shows how it made a difference to the audience and community. The minimum information needed […]

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The Big Picture of the MG Program

Our Master Gardener organization extends from grass roots in the communities to the international level. Trying to understand where you are at in the family tree can be confusing at times.

The implementation of the mandatory reporter training hasn’t made it any easier. In fact, in some counties it has evolved into a MG identity crisis!

I’m going to define things from the program office point of view. When you get into the details of each county program, you’ll experience nuances, such as size of the program and not-for-profit status, which may make your group different from everybody else in the state.

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