2009 Awards of Excellence Winners

Master Gardener volunteers were recognized in October at the 28th Annual Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference.

Beautification/Enhancement: Lake County

Master Gardener volunteers 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 Gardener volunteers.

Extension Awareness: Nature Coast

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

Special Audiences: Orange County

Recognizing Master Gardener volunteers 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 Gardener volunteers or also for the public, distributed in the county.