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Allegany County Master Gardeners Recognized

Allegany County Master Gardeners
Pictured from left to right are the Master Gardeners who became certified this year. Front row: Becky Yost, UME AGNR Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator, Jeff McEntyre, Elissa Parish, Edith Elvee, Dawn Custer, Jeanne Starkey. Back Row: George Forlife

Allegany County Master Gardeners recently held their annual awards banquet and holiday dinner at the Eastern Garrett Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. In 2013, nine volunteers became certified Master Gardeners. To become a certified Master Gardener, an individual must enroll in the Master Gardener Basic training course and provide a minimum of 40 volunteer hours to the community. As a whole, Allegany County Master Gardeners have donated a total of 425 volunteer hours to Allegany County communities in 2013. Also recognized was an outstanding master gardener, Donna Gates who volunteered a total of 65.75 volunteer hours this year.

The next Master Gardener Basic training will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5-7 p.m. at Constitution Park beginning, March 4, 2014 and ending April 17, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the University of Maryland Extension office at 301-724-3320.

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