Seeds For Thought
Seeds for Thought, The Quarterly Newsletter of MGFWS
In February, May, August and November of each year we publish a newsletter containing information about the organizational activities of the Foundation and articles of statewide interest.
Call for Articles:
You are invited to submit articles for the next issue. Some ideas for submissions might include:
- An upcoming event that you would like to publicize to other Master Gardeners in your region.
- An original article or a reprint from your own county’s newsletter covering a topic of interest to Master Gardeners in our state.
- News about your county’s Master Gardener activities and accomplishments from which others across the state can learn—or will enjoy reading about.
- A photograph of a recent event in your county, along with a caption that describes the photo.
- Relevant poetry or short stories (if the latter, it should be really short or able to be serialized over two or three issues).
We at the state foundation hope that you will take this opportunity to publicize your program’s activities!
Interim MGFWS President
Newsletter Publisher: Erin Landon, email@example.com.
The Regional Vice-Presidents are the Reporters for the Newsletter. Submit proposed content either to a Regional Vice-President or to the publisher noted above.
|VP Northwest||Linda Berquist|
|VP Peninsula||Candice Gohn|
|VP Southwest||MaryJo Christensen|
|VP Eastern||Kathy Brenberger|
The Newsletter is distributed electronically, via the MGFWS ListServ. To “Subscribe” to the MGFWS ListServ, email your name and email address to the website administrator. If at any time you wish to “Unsubscribe” from the MGFWS ListServ, send a request including your name and email address to the same email address.
Current and past issues of the Newsletter also may be downloaded by clicking on the dates listed below.
- August 2016 Seeds (pdf)
- May 2016 Seeds (PDF)
- February 2016 Seeds (pdf)
- November 2015 Seeds (pdf)
- May 2015 Seeds (pdf)
- February 2015 (pdf)
- November 2014 (pdf)
- August 2014 (pdf)
- May 2014 (pdf)
- Feb 2014 (pdf)
- Nov 2013 (pdf)
- Aug 2013 (pdf)
- May 2013
- February 2013
- November 2012 (pdf)
- August 2012 (pdf)
- May 2012 (pdf)
- February 2012 (pdf)
- November 2011 (pdf)
- August 2011 (pdf)
- May 2011 (pdf)
- February 2011 (pdf)
- November 2010 (pdf)
- August 2010 (pdf)
- May 2010 (pdf)
- February 2010 (pdf)
Guidelines for Submission:
- Content should be of interest to Master Gardeners around the state, or, at a minimum, to Master Gardeners on your side of the state
- A good newsletter should have a mix of long and short articles, so articles of varying lengths are encouraged.
- The MGFWS will try to publish all articles, etc., but it retains the right to determine that some submissions cannot be used. The Executive Committee of the state foundation has this responsibility.
- The author must be amenable to minor editing and to correction, if necessary, of punctuation, spelling, and grammar. If significant editing is necessary, the MGFWS editor/publisher will work with the author to arrive at an article that both agree can be published.
- The MGFWS generally produces a newsletter that is eight or nine pages long. If the foundation has more content than space, the MGFWS may publish the submitted material at a later date.
- We like to have photographs to accompany an article. If individuals are part of the photograph, we must have their permission to publish the photograph in the newsletter. We will also need their names and the name of the photographer. Permission from the photographer to use the photograph in the newsletter also needs to be secured. Please send photos in the highest-resolution format that you can—1 to 4 MB is ideal.
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