I would like to invite ALL Master Gardeners to visit and please
pass on your vast knowledge to and for our 2015 Warrior Garden at the
Warrior Transition Unit on Ft Wainwright this summer. My name is John Knott;
I met Mr. Seefeldt and Taylor Maida back in 2012, they knew me then as
Sergeant Knott, I have since then retired and was blessed to work back with
our Sick Injured and Ill Transitioning service members again.
So, now as Mr. Knott, please free to contact me, if any of you need
time fulfilled on your 40 Hour volunteer commitments, use our garden as
demonstration garden, teaching us beginners!! Please let’s talk.
Mr. John D. Knott III
Social Services Assistant
Warrior Transition Unit
3410 Rhineland Ave
Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703
Is everyone else enjoying this fabulous weather?!
I had to take a vacation day from work to get my beds ready for planting, and pot up my extra things for the Hospice Sale. We’ll be dropping off some flats at the Hospice greenhouse tomorrow, with hot and sweet peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, etc. I couldn’t recall where the greenhouse was or when to drop things off, so I asked on our Master Gardener listserv and got plenty of replies – greenhouse is at 20th and Turner, and the sooner the better for dropping things off, 10am-7pm weekdays. Sounds like they prefer getting most of the plants this week so they can get organized next week.
And since I can never remember all the garden event dates this time of year, I’ll get busy this weekend and put a calendar on this blog so that you can all keep track in one place too!
Tuesday, May 5th
Place: Food Bank (725 26th Avenue)
We’ve got lots to talk about! We’ve got your membership cards if you’ve renewed, or we’ll have paper forms if you have not yet renewed. Why should you renew? ‘Cause we have a discount day at Ann’s Greenhouse, we have a tour planned for Delta Junction, and we need your input for other garden tours!
- renew your memberships http://goo.gl/forms/RT8jWTSJFJ
- pick up your membership cards
- Share information about garden events and calender items
- Do you have extra plants to share?
- All the local greenhouses are open and beginning to burst at the seams with greenery.
- Upcoming plant sales
- Don’t forget to start some extra plants for Hospice, or plan to shop and support a great local cause.
- Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District tree and shrub sale