Master Gardener 2019 Award Winners
Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) Greene Garden News, Connie Whitman, Editor, Greene County.
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Judge Mike Loftin, Union County
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Bruce Ward, Hempstead County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Quapaw Quarter Assoc. Curran Hall, Patricia M. Beck Executive Director, Pulaski County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Mainstreet Paragould, Gina Jarrett, Executive Director, Greene County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (50 or less) Terri Gregory, Boone County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (51 or more) Pamela Stevens, Garland County
Master Gardener of the Year (50 or less) Kim Hughes, Polk County
Master Gardener of the Year (51 or more) Donna Woodard, Faulkner County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (50 or less) Rachel Bearden, Hot Spring County
Master Gardener Agent of the Year (51 or more) Branon Thiesse, Craighead County
Execellence In Education Award (50 or less) SFC and Cub Scout Pack 224 Partnership, Joan Collier, Chair, St. Francis County
Execellence In Education Award (51 or more) Ten Year Fig Trial, Susan Randolph, Chair, River Valley
Janet B. Carson County Scholarship Winners
Lonoke County Master Gardeners Learning Grounds
The goal of this project is to stimulate the senses and engage the imagination and creativity of each child who enters the garden; to create a wonder-filled space where children will be inspired and eager to contribute to and spend time in the garden, forging a lifelong connection with nature and accepting stewardship of it. The project will use science, language, literacy, social, music movement and art to stimulate the senses and imagination for learning.
Pulaski County Demonstration Garden – CA Vines 4H Center
The garden will be used to enhance education efforts by providing hands-on learning experiences. Emphasis will initially be placed on training for beginning and existing Master Gardeners in Pulaski County. Additional emphasis will be placed on advanced training for Master Gardeners in Pulaski County and across the State of Arkansas. Plans also include educational opportunities for 4H, public and private school students and other youth and adult groups utilizing the 4H Center. Future plans include gardening and nutritional education for low income and historically underserved groups and individuals in the Central Arkansas area.