|Garden Coordinator Vivian
Landrix giving a tour of the MG Vegetable
Demonstration Garden to the new Florida Master
Gardener Class at UF/IFAS Extension in Broward
County in April 2019.
|In October we launched a special
campaign - $40 Celebrating 40 Years of service and
success for the Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
The response has been inspiring! To date MGVs have
generously contributed 150 gifts totaling $12,680.
These gifts grow the funds available for future
awards, increasing support for county projects
throughout the state.
At the MGV Conference Broward County received the
2019 Master Gardener Legacy Grant. This award will
expand their urban vegetable demonstration garden
to incorporate two new methodologies: grow bags
and Earthbox™ systems. This will show urban
homeowners how they can grow veggies in their
yards and community gardens through the
incorporation of alternate growing methods such as
grow bags and Earthboxes™ gardening.
Additionally, Broward County is leveraging these
gardens to focus educational efforts on a "Train
the Trainers" program to offer free, educational
workshops to teachers so they may create viable
school gardens and share agricultural concepts in
their classrooms. This is so important for
Florida's second most populous state where all
lands suitable for housing have been developed.
Broward County MGVs are empowering residents to
grow, consume and purchase locally grown produce,
and create productive green spaces.
We are excited to see the impacts your investment
will make year after year in our beautiful state!
And to see everyone wearing those beautiful
commemorative coreopsis pins! If you made a gift
and didn't receive your pin at the conference, it
is on its way to you.
If you haven't made your gift yet, there is still time to give
online, or mail check (payable UF
Foundation, memo MG Legacy) to UF/IFAS
Advancement, PO BOX 110170, Gainesville, FL
32611. To count in the 2019 tax year,
make your gift online by 11:59pm on 12/31,
or make sure your mailed check is USPS postmarked
For more information and ways you can support
Florida Master Gardeners, such as memorial gifts,
stocks and securities, real estate, bequests or
life insurance plans, please contact Katherine
Davies, Director of Development at 352.294.7869, email@example.com
| There has been a huge
push from several social media personalities to
plant 20 million trees by 2020. They teamed
up with the Arbor Day Foundation --- $1.00 for
every tree. Must watch video of the day!
Search #TeamTrees on any social media
platform….it’s huge https://teamtrees.org/
Pass on to whomever you want. This is just
fantastic and so hopeful of our youth when you
have our WH in denial!1