I'm a Master Gardener Volunteer Because...

"I love to garden and you get to meet people." — Melinda Hardy, Marion County

We're celebrating our Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) and all they do for the love of their craft and their community.

We asked MGVs around the state why they do all the wonderful work they do. Here's an answer from one of our Marion County Master Gardener Volunteers, Melinda Hardy. She also enjoys the sense of community and life-long learning opportunities.

Volunteer Month recognizes and promotes the spirit of service, and raises awareness about how volunteering changes lives and strengthens communities.

See more stories about our volunteers.