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Dec 12, 2013 7:37 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Would it be possible to add a badge, or a few of them that are not now available? I would like to see a (Certified) Master Gardener badge added and perhaps membership in some of the more important/influential plant/flower organizations, such as the Plumeria Society of America (PSA) and the American Orchid Society (AOS).

Thanks.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 8:04 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I'm open to the idea, especially the master gardener one. But what would it look like? There doesn't seem to be a standard logo for the master gardener program nationwide.
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Dec 12, 2013 8:17 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I don't really know. Let me do some checking with my Mississippi Master Gardener administrator and see if there are specific logos for each state and/or if there is a national logo. I guess you could always make something up, like "MG" in an oval (one badge fits all states) or "MG" in the specific state symbol. Perhaps the "MB" in the state symbol would be better, so that everyone would know where certification took place.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 8:44 AM CST
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
Each state has their own logo but there appearently is a national one. http://www.ccesaratoga.org/ima...
The problem with logos is you might encounter legal issues. For a generic MG badge, any garden related image such as, rake, trowel, potted plant etc. with the letters MG would do. I like Ken's idea for individual state images with MG. For the orchid and plumeria societies, maybe use the current badge images with the societys initial added over the image.
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Dec 12, 2013 8:50 AM CST

Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Forum moderator
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This is the PSA badge; we could just use the logo on the left.
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Dec 12, 2013 9:05 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I really like this idea and I have no problem doing individual state MG logos but wow, that could really become a lot of work to make them. Making a badge is not easy because of the size limitations. Going state by state could become pretty problematic, but I am willing, especially if I had some help making the badges. It's so easy for me when someone gives me a badge already made in the right size, and all I have to do is import it into the system. @Horntoad has done this a lot in the past and I'm always so grateful.

While on the topic, I couple years ago I hired an artist to redo the Texas MG logo and we can use that to get us started.

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Dec 12, 2013 9:07 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
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Dec 12, 2013 9:13 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Master Gardener: Mississippi

http://garden.org/special/badg...
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Dec 12, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Dave, that is only a portion of the MS Master Gardener logo shown on the link. This is actually the full logo, and it can be used by MS Master Gardeners.
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drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
Using the full logo the entire thing is completely unrecognizable.
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Dec 12, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Why? The Texas Master Gardener badge seems to be much more "busy" than the Mississippi one.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 10:45 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I don't know. But if it's important to you I'd be glad to change it. I was just thinking it made the most sense to take the part of the logo that was recognizable and use just that.
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Dec 12, 2013 10:49 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Hum. I still don't understand the problem, but as I have already told you, I am computer ILLITERATE. Perhaps we can come up with a "made up" badge, with MG in the MS state pattern.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 10:51 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I changed the logo to show the complete MS logo. You may have to shift-refresh to see the change.
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Dec 12, 2013 11:24 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis,MN, USA z4b,Dfb/a
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Wow, this all happened so quickly.

If we are going to have MG badges, then I think it is only fair to also have one for those with college degrees in horticutlture or related backgrounds. When people see how much I know, they often remark: "Are you a master gardener?". It irks me because when I tell them I have a degree (that includes a 100 times more horticulture instruction), it hardly makes an impact.
Similarly, without a badge my degrees are relegated to a lower class than a master gardener who has a badge.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
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Dec 12, 2013 11:31 AM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
I don't disagree. Propose the badge design and I'll add it.
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Dec 12, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
That's so funny, Rich. Rolling on the floor laughing

I so wish I had more "formal" horticultural education and you wish you were a Master Gardener. You are the kind of people that taught my MG program. Hurray!

Perhaps we can design one for dentistry while we are at it - JUST JOKING! I think anyone, with horticultural education, deserves a badge. Go for it. Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Dec 12, 2013 12:25 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Dave, where's the "refresh" key? Sticking tongue out
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Dec 12, 2013 12:32 PM CST
Garden.org Admin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Southlake, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Tomato Heads Vermiculture Garden Research Contributor
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Ukraine Garden Sages
It's a button on your browser, likely in the navigation menu. It looks like a circle with an arrow, or else a recycle type button.
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Dec 12, 2013 12:39 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
Ok, now that is just plain weird. I popped in to read this thread and the "Reload" button on my FF browser was flashing. It's never done that before! I think Dave's messing with my computer all the way from Texas! Hilarious!
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