Over 150 Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, Educators and staff recently gathered in Fairfield to honor peers, colleagues, and program supporters. The OSUE MGV Awards program was hosted by Greene County Master Gardener Volunteers.
OSUE MGV Awards are given to those who exemplify excellence in their work with the MGV program. The 2023 awards were presented for the OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteers with five individuals recognized; OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinators recognizing a staff member and a volunteer coordinator; Friend of the OSUE MGV Program and OSUE Outstanding MGV Projects and Excellence Awards. Award winners are listed below.
Congratulations to this year's nominees and award winners.
|Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator: Staff
|Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer
|Top 5 State OSUE Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteers
|Kathy Presciano Ashtabula County
|Debbie Downes Greene County
|Kathy Roberts Erie County
|Missy Hawley Clark County
|Susan Givler Clermont County
|Outstanding Master Gardener Volunteer Projects
|Small Program Category Winner (1-25 volunteers)
|Small Program: Backyard and Local
|"Increasing Horticultural Awareness Through Community Outreach"
|Small Program: Community Service
|"Educational Native Plants Landscape Beds"
|Overall Winner Small Program
|Clermont County: "Increasing Horticultural Awareness Through Community Outreach"
|Medium Program Category Winners (26-50 Volunteers)
|Medium Program: Backyard and Local
|"Learning Never Ends Vegetable Garden Efforts"
|Medium Program: Community Service
|"Peace Garden Rebuild "
|Medium Program: Environmental Horticulture
|"Native Plants Education and Sales Event"
|Overall Winner Medium Program
|Hancock County: "Native Plants Education and Sales Event"
|Large Program Category Winners (51 or more Volunteers)
|Large Program: Backyard and Local
|"Veggies and More/Local Flavor - Our Communities Grow the Best"
|Large Program: Community Service
|"Sylvania Area Family Service's Choice Food Pantry Garden"
|Large Program: Environmental Horticulture
|"Connecting Community Corridor for People Pollinator and the Planet"
|Large Program: Invasive Species
|"The Canfield Fari - Educated People - Best Defense Against Invasive Species"
|Overall Winner Large Program
|Lucas County: "Sylvania Area Family Service's Choice Food Pantry Garden"
|Friends of Master Gardener Volunteers
|Fairborne Food Pantry
|Standards of Excellence Awards: Gold
|Standards of Excellence Awards: Platinum