St. Lucie County Declares Master Gardener Week

During the September 6th regular meeting, the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring the week of September 5th as Master Gardener Week, honoring 137 active UF/IFAS Master Gardener volunteers that serve local residents.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained volunteers that assist homeowners in the community using research-based horticulture information. In 2015, St. Lucie Master Gardener volunteers donated 20,996 hours of volunteer time and educated 40,650 members of the community—the equivalent of 12 full-time employees.

For more information on the St. Lucie County Master Gardener program, contact Kate O'Neill, education outreach coordinator at 772-462-1660 or

St. Lucie County Master Gardener volunteers on hand at the board meeting

County Extension Director Ed Skvarch, with Master Gardener volunteers Kathy Dwonch Schoen, Sue Lemieux, Dale Galiano, Education Outreach Coordinator Kate O'Neill, Master Gardener Donna Marie Kisslan, Commissioner Kim Johnson, as well as Master Gardener volunteers Heather Furnari, Mary Moore, Lynda Salsbury, Carole Williams, Jim McGill, and James Arniotes.
Taken at the St. Lucie County Commissioners Meeting, September 6, 2016.