Congratulations Master Gardeners.
Despite the Covid19 limitations, Taylor County Master Gardeners documented over 1,000 hours in 2021. This does not include the many hours not recorded that are just “good-doers” (quoted from the Oz). In return for training, Master Gardener Volunteers serve 75 volunteer hours for the first year. They assist extension agents in providing researched-based horticulture education to Florida residents.
Master Gardener Volunteers renew their certification by participating in 10 educational hours and completing 35 volunteer hours each year thereafter. Taylor County Volunteers are involved in many community services such as providing scholarships, The 4-H Weekend Back Program, School gardening, Annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway, Annual Plant Sale, Soil testing, Plant and Pest Identification, and much more. From left to right are these years (10) Year Service Award recipients, Carol Beaty, Carolyn Winningham, Mary Sims, Lee Breaux, Carrel Robinson, Nancy Dowling, Tom Breaux, and Lisa Strange. Thank you for all you do.
Want to become a Master Gardener volunteer?
Furthermore, applications are being accepted for the upcoming Master Gardener 2022 class now. The deadline for application is January 14, 2022. Class begins January 19, 2022, through March 30, 2022, Wednesday’s 9:30AM-3:30PM located at the Taylor County Extension Office, 203 Forest Park Dr, Perry, FL. Call 850-838-3508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.