Master Gardeners Win 5 State Awards

Master Gardeners Brad Ackerman, Rebecca Morrow and Jim Burt, Extension Agent and KCMGA sponsor Ralph Davis, and Master Gardener Lynn Ackerman display the five awards won by Kaufman County Master Gardeners at the 2013 Texas Master Gardener Association Convention in McAllen in October. Photo: KCMGA.
Master Gardeners Brad Ackerman, Rebecca Morrow and Jim Burt, Extension Agent and KCMGA sponsor Ralph Davis, and Master Gardener Lynn Ackerman display the five awards won by Kaufman County Master Gardeners at the 2013 Texas Master Gardener Association Convention in McAllen in October. Photo: KCMGA.

Kaufman County Master Gardeners continued their winning ways in this year’s Texas Master Gardener Association awards program. The Kaufman County association, with 40 members, competes in the Small Association category for groups with fifty or less and has won numerous awards in previous years.

This year, Kaufman County won awards in all five categories where they submitted entries, including third place for Outstanding Small Association and for Educational Program for Basic Bee Keeping, created by Master Gardeners Jim Burt and Rebecca Morrow. Three first place awards included two committee efforts: the Project category for improvements made to the Garden Learning Center, which is located at the County Annex at the corner of 1388 and state highway 34 and Publication for the 2013 Horticultural Calendar, which has won an award every year it has been submitted. The Rain Water Harvesting Program created by Master Gardener Brad Ackerman also won first place in the Graphic Presentation category. For information about previous awards won, go to the KCMGA website at www.kcmga.org, and select About, then Awards.

Master Gardeners present several public educational programs each year and maintain several demonstration gardens and rain water harvesting projects throughout Kaufman County. For more information about the Master Gardener Program and its events, call the Extension Office at 972-932-9069, email sbbuden@ag.tamu.edu or check the website—www.kcmga.org.


Master Gardeners Brad Ackerman, Rebecca Morrow and Jim Burt, Extension Agent and KCMGA sponsor Ralph Davis, and Master Gardener Lynn Ackerman display the five awards won by Kaufman County Master Gardeners at the 2013 Texas Master Gardener Association Convention in McAllen in October.

This year, Kaufman County won awards in all five categories where they submitted entries, including third place for Outstanding Small Association and for Educational Program for Basic Bee Keeping, created by Master Gardeners Jim Burt and Rebecca Morrow. Three first place awards included two committee efforts: the Project category for improvements made to the Garden Learning Center, which is located at the County Annex at the corner of 1388 and state highway 34 and Publication for the 2013 Horticultural Calendar, which has won an award every year it has been submitted. The Rain Water Harvesting Program created by Master Gardener Brad Ackerman also won first place in the Graphic Presentation category. For information about previous awards won, go to the KCMGA website at www.kcmga.org, and select About, then Awards.

Master Gardeners present several public educational programs each year and maintain several demonstration gardens and rain water harvesting projects throughout Kaufman County. For more information about the Master Gardener Program and its events, call the Extension Office at 972-932-9069, email sbbuden@ag.tamu.edu or check the website—www.kcmga.org.

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