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Master Gardeners to hold meeting Thursday

March 13, 2019

JEFFERSON -- On Thursday, the Master Gardener Association of Jefferson County will welcome Michele Westphall and Deb Rynes of America’s Best Flowers at 6:45 p.m. at the Extension Jefferson County office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson.

Westphall is the marketing manager and Rynes is the perennials, trees and shrubs manager for America’s Best Flowers, a family-owned garden center and plant nursery in Cottage Grove. Together they will present new annual, perennial, tree and shrub varieties for 2019 and which ones will be available in this area.

Anyone interested in this program may attend. All Master Gardener meetings are open to the public. Following the presentation, a brief business meeting will be held and upcoming meetings and events will be announced.

At the February meeting, six members were recognized for reaching milestone hours of volunteering. Gloria Small had completed 150 hours; Dorothy Harwell-James and Deb Strohbusch, 250 hours; Maggie Stetter and Ron Langellier, 750 hours; and Diane Kachel, 2,500 hours.

Projects and volunteering opportunities for 2019 will be reviewed and presented at the spring meetings. All service projects are required to be available to the public and have an educational component. It is by giving time, guidance and service to the community and county through approved projects that members acquire hours of volunteer service as part of being a certified Master Gardener.

Project inquires are welcome and application forms are available on the Master Gardener website or through the Extension Jefferson County office.

For more information on the Jefferson County Master Gardener Volunteer Association, call 920-674-7295 or email kimb@jeffersoncountywi.com.