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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 by 12/31.
  
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, kedavies@ufl.edu



  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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7nJBFjKqAY

https://www.insider.com/why-top-youtubers-talking-about-planting-20-million-team-trees-2019-10

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


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