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   An Interview with
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   Calendar of Events
   Things to Expect & Do
   Confessions of an Egg
   Butterflies at Boyce
   A Landscape Made for
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   Healing Through
   Computer Corner
   Papaya: A Tantalizing
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   Papaya Recipes
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   Mystery Plant
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   Word Wise
       Stately Sanctuary
       in the Sonoran
   Stir-Frying Ironwood
   Soil Basics
   Garden Smart TIPS
   Worming Your Way to
       Fertile Ground
   Happy Birthday
       Mr. Baker

   Moonlight Promenade
       of Ponds

Master Gardener Journal  

Happy Birthday Mr. Baker

Please join us in wishing Mr. Jim Baker a happy 80th Birthday!

Mr. Baker and his family have set the standard for a community-based nursery. For the past 35 years they have been running one of the most popular nurseries in the Valley. They have provided tremendous support for school gardening, community gardening and the Master Gardener program in Maricopa County. They have taken time to educate each of their clients individually as well as support educational programs at conferences and workshops. Their generosity has included sharing their time, their knowledge, and their resources.

On August 2nd at 7:00pm at the Encanto Park Clubhouse, we will be hosting a birthday celebration honoring Mr. Baker. Terry Mikel and Mary Irish will emcee the event which will be video taped for Mr. Baker and his family. We hope that you will come to share a birthday wish and memory or just to enjoy the stories and honor Mr. Baker.

We have set up a Master Gardener Scholarship fund in Mr. Baker's Name. It is an endowment so all contributions will go on to provide scholarships for the initial training, as well as advanced training and conferences, in perpetuity with only the interest being spent.

If you would like to make a contribution to the Baker Scholarship fund in honor of Mr. Baker's 80th birthday, you can send a check made out to the "University of Arizona Foundation", in the memo line put Baker Scholarship. Send the check care of Lucy Bradley, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85040. We will send Mr. Baker a summary of all donations (unless you specifically request to remain anonymous).

Maricopa County Master Gardener Volunteer Information
Last Updated July 28, 2003
Author: Lucy K. Bradley, Extension Agent Urban Horticulture, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County
© 1997 The University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County
Comments to 4341 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040,
Voice: (602) 470-8086 ext. 301, Fax (602) 470-8092