The daffodil garden at Fifth Third Gateway Park in Beavercreek, Ohio has been recognized by the American Daffodil Society (ADS) as an official display garden at their recent fall board meeting in Tucson, Arizona. At this time there are only 22 gardens nationally that have achieved this recognition.
“Landscaping the Little Miami Scenic Trail in Spring Valley,” a Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) initiative, has been selected as Ohio State University Extension Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Project of the Year.
The 2013 OSUE MGV Awards Program was held on October 4th in Independence, Ohio (Cuyahoga County). Master Gardener Volunteers, county projects, and friends of Ohio MGV were recognized. Twenty-three state awards were presented with cash and prizes totally over $3,000.
A new honor for 2013 was the Standards for Excellence Award to recognize MGV counties who have attained all essential requirements with a Gold award and counties attaining standards beyond the fundamentals were awarded the Platinum Award. There were 13 Gold Counties and 20 Platinum award winning counties.
Congratulations to the State Master Gardener Volunteer Award winners listed below and thanks to all counties that nominated their volunteers and projects for these awards.
Greene County Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Thais Reiff has been selected as Ohio State University Extension Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year. Reiff became a MGV in 2003. Reiff is a well-rounded MGV and has volunteered almost 3,800 hours in her first decade, more hours than any other Greene County MGV. Reiff is Greene County's recognized expert on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB), and also served as a member of the Ohio State University's "Why Trees Matter (WTM).
Barb Mills was inducted in the 2013 Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 28 for her endeavors in the field of horticulture. Every organization needs a leader and Greene County has the best. The list of horticultural recognition received and programs influenced by Barb is lengthy and significant. As the Horticulture Program Assistant at OSU’s Greene County Extension Office she has made long lasting contributions far beyond her job responsibility.
Join the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County for their annual Plants in the Park plant sale. The sale has a wide range of plants, including pre-potted containers, and some unusual or exotic plants. Open to the public.
Join the Master Gardeners for their 2014 Fall Seminar: Gardening Through the Seasons, at Embassy Suites, Independence. CE credit for Master Gardeners. Open to the public. Please save the date and watch for final details.