PARTNERS in MAGICSpecial Audiences 2001 Master Gardener (MG) International Convention Davidson County MG Association Nashville, Tennessee
IMAGINE . . . • Growing up in government subsidized housing with no hope of ever owning your own home • Never being exposed to the wonders of gardening • Never tasting home grown fruits and vegetables
GOALS . . . • Encourage community stewardship • Introduce homeowners to basic lawn maintenance and plant care • Provide attractive, low maintenance yards • Encourage the families to grow vegetable gardens
CLASSROOM TRAINING . . • Landscape benefits • Outdoor maintenance • Square Foot Gardening • Hands on project • Meal demo
LANDSCAPE PLANS . . . • Research best plants for area • Develop working plans • Maintain $200 per house budget
LANDSCAPE BLITZTIME LINE . . . • Beginning of the year: • Set Landscape Blitz dates with Habitat for Humanity • Sign up Master Gardener Team Leaders and Assistants • Sign up Landscape Design volunteers • Request donations for perennials and other plant materials
LANDSCAPE BLITZ TIME LINE . . . • 3 Weeks before Blitz • Give house elevation plans to Designers • Set up perennial plant drop off locations • 2 Weeks before Blitz • Receive completed landscape designs • Develop materials shopping list • 1 Week before Blitz • Send out reminders to Volunteers • Shop best pricing
LANDSCAPE BLITZ TIME LINE . . . • 2 Days before Blitz • Collect perennials from drop off points • 1 Day before Blitz • Purchase plant materials • Stage purchases at each house • Stage perennials at central location • Have donated mulch delivered
BLITZ DAYON-SITE TRAINING . . . • Team Leaders and Assistants teach homeowners and other volunteers best practices of planting.
THANK YOU . . . This project could not be successful without the contributions of our Davidson County Master Gardener Association members and friends.
MANY THANKS TO . . . Our Sponsor: Jim Johnson, Davidson County Extension Agent, Univ. of Tennessee To our Master Gardeners and Friends: Crystal Anderson, Steven Arnold, Luwana Bawcum, Evelyn Blackburn, Marjorie Bowles, Diana Bradford, Barbara & Al Brewer, Larry Brown, Mary & Charlie Bullington, Joe Chestnut, Judy Coyle, Robert Daniel, Pamela Delabarre, Wray Estes, Nancy Fleisher, Kelly Fletcher, Hilda Flowers, Bob Goss, Donna & Dorian Gray, Jane Griffin, Jessie Hamby, Betty & Reuben Harris, Rebecca & Ted Hogan, Jessie Holloway, Mayron Huddleston, Shirley Lee, Cathie Long, Thorrun McCoy, Connie McGhee, Yvonne Means, Carol Miller, Bobby Nelson, Lisa Noell, Terry Pope, Betty Price, Polly Rembert, Bette Schnitzer, Carroll Scobey, Barbara Shelton, Lisa Shively, Richi Simkins, Cindy Steinke, Waneta Strickert, Barbara Sullivan, Shan Ratzloft, Lynn Vincent, Bessie & Cecil Ward, Doris Weakly, Brenda & Jerry Weeks, Gina Wright To Other Associations: The Perennial Plant Society for a $500 grant To Our Favorite Nurseries for Discounts: Bates Nursery, Nashville; Flower Power, Franklin; Home Depot, Belle Meade; Lowe’s, Franklin; Moore and Moore West, Nashville