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MI master gardeners now have to pay to remain certified MGs. It's only $20 a year, but it's a volunteer program not a membership organization. I've been a MG since 2004 and have recertified each year by meeting hour requirements in volunteering and education. Now we also have to pay to volunteer.

I paid because I believe in the value of the program and because being a MG always meant something to me. 

Logging hours into the new system, which our coordinator said was one of the costs our recertification helps cover, I noticed they want me to include race and gender under the number of people I've served! Huh? Race is something to self identify, not for anyone else to assign! And to self disclose, if desired, not for someone else to observe and record.

I get they want to track attendees -- especially as they use the number of hours and people served by all MG volunteers to help retain state funding -- but we've only had to supply the number of total attendees. 

Now they break down categories by male and female adult and male and female children, as well as race, which they define as:
White
Black
American Indian
Hispanic
Asian
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander
Unknown 

I think everyone is going to be UNKNOWN in my world. Sigh.
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Oh my.
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Mmmmm, the Downtown Abbey house in gingerbread. I, as my friend Shaun used to say, should cocoa.
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Today my 'Ethel Watkins' heirloom tomato seeds are ready! :)
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Oh! You were fermenting them.
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Clearly I don't need an invitation! :)
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I'm the same way.  Nothing beats a good Cherokee Purple, but this tomato won me over with it's flavor and production.  The yellow sauce was a conversation piece as well.
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Hey, +Heiner Otterstedt und andere Deutschsprechende--- wie nennt man ein flat von Blumen auf deutsch? Und dann die kleinere Abteilungen da drin, die cell packs? Danke!
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Oha, not sure. I think the flats are called "Anzuchtpalette". Don't know, what the single cells are called, maybe "Zellen"?
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How the love of pawpaw fruit is turning vacant lots into an urban orchard and community gardens.
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Am thinking of building a raised bed out of cinder blocks next year, similar to this. Has anyone tried it? Thanks!
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Plant herbs in the cinder block holes.
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Whovians: I haven't watched any of the latest season--but a colleague tells me the Xmas special looks good (and eventful) and that unlike other Crimbo specials, it isn't standalone but builds on the season, esp. the first episode. So, even though I didn't like people turning into Daleks and stopped watching, is it worth catching up then??
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It's been so long since I saw those episodes that I don't even remember if they were any good. I think there were two, but now I can't even remember which ones I thought were worth watching. 
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I'm used to getting phone messages that go a little something like this:
"Hi! This is Martha Jones from the Torchwood Garden Club. We're interested in having you speak to our club..."  I return these calls.

Lately, I've been getting calls like this:
"Hi! I'm Susie Smith. Please call me back." or
"Hi! I'm Susie Smith and I have a question."

Um, no. If a stranger can't provide an affiliation or reason for the call, it's not worth my time to find out they're try to sell me something.
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Google their number to make sure they're not important.
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Sherlock 2: Scandal in Belgravia Question
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OK, I get the plane full of corpses so that no living people die. But where did the corpses come from--what was the tie-in to possible clients in Sherlock's living room?!
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I loved the way they mixed it in. What I first thought was mindless filler at the beginning of the show was actually worked in as a clue of something much bigger at the end. Terrific writing. 
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