Master Gardener Volunteers Give Back to UF and Florida Citizens
In 2020, Florida Master Gardener Volunteers served more than 500,000 Florida residents! The Master Gardener program is driven by 3,900 active volunteers who, in 2020 alone, volunteered more than 186,000 hours! Want to show your appreciation for this amazing group of volunteers? Help us raise funds for the Master Gardener Volunteer Legacy Fund!
Gator Giving Day is today, Thursday February 18! This is a fun-filled 24 hours where we raise money for our favorite University of Florida causes. There are lots of cool social media posts around this day – many based on Mr. Two Bits, a historic Florida Gator supporter. Mr. Two Bits would run around the entire football stadium up and down the steps getting all the fans to stand up and holler!
We are asking University of Florida students, alumni, faculty, staff, and volunteers to stand up and holler and support your favorite University of Florida cause today. A gift of any amount -from a few dollars to many more is very much appreciated.
Go here to give: http://bit.ly/SUAHmgv
Support Goes to the Master Gardener Volunteer Legacy Fund
And, we’re excited to announce that our Master Gardener Volunteer Legacy Fund has finally been added to the list! Established in 2018, the Master Gardener Volunteer Legacy Fund was created to provide financial support to Master Gardener Volunteer programs throughout Florida. Counties can apply annually to receive grants for new or continuing educational projects. Gifts to the MGV Legacy Fund create annual mini-grants to support county projects like school gardens in local communities. Support more awards with your gift today on Gator Nation Giving Day!
Past winners include
- 2018 St. Johns County school gardens project
- 2019 Broward County urban gardening project
- 2020 Lake County honeybee demonstration
- 2020 Flagler County timeline of agriculture gardens