2012 Awards of Excellence Winners
Master Gardener volunteers were recognized in October at the 31st Annual Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference.
Beautification/Enhancement: Columbia County
Master Gardener volunteers whose efforts beautify and enhance their community.
County Display: Polk County
Displays that educate or create awareness about Extension and horticulture.
Demonstration/Educational Garden: Leon County
Award-winning gardens have educational components and effectively reach their intended audiences.
Educational Materials Development: Hillsborough County
Recognizing proactive educational materials for the general public or other Florida Master Gardener volunteers.
Extension Awareness: Hillsborough County
Master Gardener volunteers who promote awareness of the University of Florida/IFAS and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.
General Achievement: Martin County
Recognizing Master Gardener involvement unique to any of the other categories.
Outstanding Master Gardener: Sherry Harmon, Nature Coast
Recognizing a Master Gardener who has made outstanding efforts in several projects and activities.
Personal Communications: Okaloosa County
Awarded to Master Gardener volunteers that are exceptionally reactive or responsive to telephoned questions or concerns of the public.
Service to 4-H and Other Youth: Santa Rosa County
Recognizing Master Gardener volunteers who make outstanding contributions to Florida 4-H and/or other youth horticulture groups.
Special Audiences: Alachua County
Recognizing Master Gardener volunteers who make contributions to special audiences such as senior citizens or disabled persons.
Written and Verbal Mass Communications: Hillsborough County
This award is based on excellence in communications including news articles, feature stories, or columns.
County Master Gardener Newsletter: Manatee County
Awarded for newsletters, either exclusively for Master Gardener volunteers or also for the public, distributed in the county.