February 22, 2014
Whitley County 4-H Center
Carolee Snyder-"Writing on the Earth with Fragrant Ink"
Jason Becker-"Proven Winners and Annuals for 2014"
Jeff Walker & Jon Gotz - "Rain Water Harvesting"
Janice Daniel, Daniel Landscape Design - "Basal Design"
Cort Chilian and Kathleen Anderson-"The Cottage Garden Project: One Couple's Journey"
2014 Master Gardener Symposim - registration
President - Cheryl Tucker
Vice President - Linda Grawcock
Secretary - Beth Ann Sickafoose
Treasurer - Sandy Johnson
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43 Whitley County Master Gardeners were recently recognized for donating 3,821 hours of educational programs and volunteer hours and making 3,983 educational contacts during 2011. Master Gardeners are an educational extension of Purdue University and focus on horticulture programs and projects. Some of this year’s projects included: 7 gardens at the 4-H fairgrounds, many gardens at Morsches Park, the Courthouse garden, Whitley County Garden Walk, educational workshops in the spring, fall and during the 4-H fair, school, library and church programs, Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show, Whitley County Humane Shelter, and Churubusco Parks.
Master Gardeners are rewarded based on the number of volunteer hours they have given and the number of educational hours they have received. Interns have 0-48 volunteer hours and 0-48 educational hours; Master Gardeners have at least 48 volunteer hours and 48 educational hours; Advanced Master Gardeners have at least 75 volunteer hours and 60 educational hours; Bronze level has at least 225 volunteer hours and 75 educational hours; Silver level has at least 525 volunteer hours and 90 educational hours; Gold level has at least 1,000 volunteer hours.
Congratulations to those recently recognized:
Intern: Linda Grawcock & Kim Jewell
Master Gardener: Al Anderson, Michelle Beary, Al Conrad, Susan Farris, Nancy Gerber, Roxy Hagans, Jane Hawk, Louise Hill, Rachel Porter, Amy Sadlowski, Ann Smith, Cynthia Smith, LindaTannas, & Judith Wright.
Advanced Master Gardener: Jim Fleck, Kay Fleck, Sandy Grube, Nancy Hosler, Susan L’Esperance, Wayne Miller, Rita Miller, Lisa Petrovas, Marsha Ruesch, Allison Small & Cheryl Tucker.
Bronze level: Mary Ann Anderson, Jan Barkley, Linda Bustamante, Carolyn Hughes, Bridget Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Aileen Meier, Tommy Shupe & Lynn Walker.
Silver level: Marsha Croner, Janice Klopfenstein, Pam Koch, Dick Koch, Linda Reuter, & MaureenTrumbull.
Gold level: Beth Ann Sickafoose.
For more information about Master Gardeners:
contact Cindy Barnett, Extension Educator
244-7615, 625-3313 or firstname.lastname@example.org