2020 Class Materials

Welcome to the collected materials for our class. Please check back frequently, to be sure you have all the information you need. Links are generally to PDF files, which you can save to your own device, or print if you prefer hardcopy. If you have questions about the materials, please check with Elaine Smith.

2020 Class Schedule – Updated 12-27

Class General Information

Class Make-up Schedule for all counties

Class Make-up Locations

Trainee Signup for Snacks

Lunchtime activities

VRS Categories – Apply to both trainees and certified MGs

Continuing Education Information Sheet  –  Primarily for certified MGs

Trainee Service Requirements

Timeline of suggested trainee activities

MCMGA Resources – For both trainees and certified MGs

Jan 6         Orientation

                  Botany PPT  –  Botany Handout  Text in the lower left quadrant of PPT, pg 4 (Plant Identification) is blurred in the PPT PDF file. I’ve asked that Heather send me a clear PDF of that section so that I can post it as an addendum. Thanks for your patience.

Jan 13       Composting PPT  –  Recommended Readings                 

Remember to tittivate this morning – Directory photos will be taken during the lunch hour!         

Soils and Fertilizers PPTActivity handout – You will get a hardcopy of this handout at class

Jan 20       Plant ID – Will be provided in hardcopy for class   One URL will take you to both the broadleaf and conifer databases (under the heading Woody Plant Search) and this morning’s informational material (bottom entry under Additional Information)

                  Sustainable Landscape Design – PPT Pt 1, PPT Pt 2, Resource list, Gardening flyer  –  Handouts will be provided in hardcopy, but are also posted here for your convenience:  Design Activity, Base Map, Plant Palette

If you were having difficulty accessing the Members’ web page yesterday or this morning, please try again. It now appears to be working correctly. If you still have trouble getting in, please contact Elaine,  webmastermcmga@gmail.com

Jan 27       Gardening and Water Quality

                  Pruning Ornamentals

Feb 3         Tree Fruits

                  Pesticide Safety

Feb 10       Lawns

                  Organic Vegetable Gardening

Feb 17       Plant Pathology

                  Volunteer opportunities

                  Plant Propagation

Feb 24       Berries and Grapes


Mar 2        Weeds

                  Vertebrate Pests

Mar 9        Resources


Mar 16      Problem Diagnosis 1

                 Problem Diagnosis 2