Madison Area Master Gardeners Association

Dedicated gardeners promoting responsible gardening
through education, volunteer service and fellowship.

Got Your MAMGA Membership Card Yet?  

If you have sent in your membership dues for 2016, you should receive your membership card in the mail within three weeks, at the latest.  

If you have paid your dues but haven't received a card or have questions or concerns about your renewal status, call 233-1955 or contact percy.mather@gmail.com or info@mamgawi.org

2016 Gardening Grant Applications

Six applications asking for a total of $3000 have been received and are being evaluated. 

Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Sale

The City of Madison is offering rain barrels and compost bins for sale to area residents and gardeners.  See this poster for information.

     Preorder by April 18th to save $10 

     Pick up on May 7 from 10am to 2pm  Alliant Energy Center.    

Renew Your MAMGA Membership Now!

It's time to renew your MAMGA membership to stay connected locally with other MGVs for only $15.  Add an extra $5 to join WIMGA, the statewide master gardener network, and you'll be connected for all of 2016.  Make your check ($15 or $20) payable to MAMGA.  If you send us $20, we'll send the $5 to WIMGA.  The renewal and volunteer interest forms can be printed on two pages please.  (They are processed by two different people.)  Fill out and mail them along with your check payable to MAMGA, P.O. Box 259318, Madison WI 53725-9318.

Remember that MAMGA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization, so any donation is tax-deductible. 

Good News about the Monarch Butterflies!

If Japanese beetles, crazy worms, and spotted wing fruit flies are making you depressed, there is actually some good news involving invertebrates.  Observers in Mexico report that the population of monarchs has increased.  Read more about it here.  

Look for "MAMGA-Madison Area Master Gardeners" on Facebook!

Yes, MAMGA is on Facebook.  It's listed as Madison Area Master Gardener Association.  "Like" us and we will be your friend.  This is an easy way to post announcements and photos.  We have a moderator so expect a short delay between your posting and its appearance on the site. 

Stylish MAMGAwear is still available! 

MAMGA is raising funds and increasing its visibility by selling locally printed T-shirts, caps, hoodies and shopping totes with the MAMGA logo.  Items will be available at major MAMGA events.  Show off your Master Gardener status.  Buy them for friends and family. 

Items will be available for purchase at the annual meeting or by mail.  Print the order form, fill in, and mail to:  Victoria Robertson, 5675 Ashbourne Lane, Fitchburg, WI. 53711.  An email confirmation and delivery options will be sent once the order form is received.

What Goes Where?

Here's a quick summary of where your master gardener-related materials go:

MAMGA's Post Office Box 259318 gets:

     - annual meeting reservations;

   - 2017 membership renewal due November 15.  Make renewal checks out to MAMGA.  Include $5 added to the total for WIMGA membership and send a single check.   

You can join MAMGA once you have completed master gardener training successfully.  Students in Dane County's master gardener program are MAMGA members.  If your certification lapses for a year or more, you can still join MAMGA.  We can provide advice and opportunities to re-certify.  We strongly encourage maintaining certification and we help by making it easy-to-do.

Think:  Money = MAMGA!

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Dane Co/UW Extension 5201 Fen Oak Court gets the MGV Hours reports due October 1 each year.  The report is used to determine certification as a master gardener for the following year.  Certification cards are sent out in late winter. 

Think:  Certification hours = Dane Co/Extension!

Sending materials to the wrong location will delay processing. Thank you!

Get involved in MAMGA and earn volunteer hours! 

Email Info@mamgawi.org if you are interested in participating in any of these opportunities.