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2009 Master Gardener Award Winners

Master Gardener volunteers were recognized November 4, 2009 at the 29th Annual Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference.

Awards by Category

Beautification/Enhancement: Lake County

Master Gardeners whose efforts beautify and enhance their community.

County Display: Okaloosa County

Displays that educate or create awareness about Extension and horticulture.

Demonstration/Educational Garden: Marion County

Award-winning gardens have educational components and effectively reach their intended audiences.

Educational Materials Development: Brevard County

Recognizing proactive educational materials for the general public or other Florida Master Gardeners.

Extension Awareness: Nature Coast

Master Gardeners who promote awareness of the University of Florida/IFAS and the Florida Cooperative Extension Service.

General Achievement: Leon County

Recognizing Master Gardener involvement unique to any of the other categories.

Outstanding Master Gardener: Jerry Carris, Orange County

Recognizing a Master Gardener who has made outstanding efforts in several projects and activities.

Personal Communications: Okaloosa County

Awarded to Master Gardeners that are exceptionally reactive or responsive to telephoned questions or concerns of the public.

Service to 4-H and Other Youth: Polk County

Recognizing Master Gardeners who make outstanding contributions to Florida 4-H and/or other youth horticulture groups.

Special Audiences: Orange County

Recognizing Master Gardeners who make contributions to special audiences such as senior citizens or disabled persons.

Written Mass Communications: Duval County

This award is based on excellence in communications including news articles, feature stories, or columns.

County Master Gardener Newsletter: Seminole County

Awarded for newsletters, either exclusively for Master Gardeners or also for the public, distributed in the county.

More Information

For more information on this year's conference, see the 2009 Master Gardener Continuted Training Conference page.

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