Member Lynn Ware, a new 2015 Master Gardener, along with MG’s Rosalie Tubre and Winnie White began the first classat Lanier Community Garden with area children to teach them about gardening. This is an on-going project started by Rosalie and has had enthusiastic interest.
In March, member Shirley Bohm is shown receiving one of two ‘Silver Star’ awards presented by the Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation department for her Volunteer Service in 2014 at Vines Gardens Park in Loganville. This was a complete surprise to her. She had logged 90 ½ volunteer hours there last year and is also the Master Gardener Project Coordinator for the park with an excellent crew of Gwinnett Master Gardeners who meet every Tuesday to help out at the Park. Shirley also implemented the quarterly public class sessions last year which some were offered as a hands-on demonstration where the public were invited to participate. In the audience at the ‘2014 Volunteer Appreciation Reception was Tina Fleming, the Parks Division Director and Phil Hoskins who is the new Deputy County Administrator. Congratulations Shirley – an award well deserved!!!
GCMGA’s Trainee Breakfast Committee headed by Karen McGinty kicked off Gwinnett’s sponsorship of the breakfasts on March 11th. Providing breakfast goodies, snacks and desserts for the trainees is a tradition that spans back many years. The breakfast sponsorship rotates through the participating metro-Atlanta counties. Many GCMGA members contribute various food items to the breakfast which will be continue for the next two weeks. Karen, along with Susan Smith, Carin Ashman, Betty Songer and Betty Mastley form the committee this year.