Stevens named Master Gardener Rookie of 2019
Pam Stevens, Garland County Master Gardener of Year for 2018, recently received the State Rookie of the Year Award from Berni Kurz, the new Extension consumer horticulture specialist at the Master Gardener State Convention in Hope.
Stevens is a "nonstop worker (350 hours in 2018) who is a joy to be around. It would be impossible to find a more dependable person when it comes to working on gardening projects and spreading information about good horticulture practices," a news release said.
Stevens chose the following projects as hers: Habitat for Humanity, courthouses and police memorial, Xeriscape, city greenhouse, farmers market "Ask the Master Gardener" booth, and the plant sale. At Garvan Woodland Gardens, she works at Southern Inspiration Garden and GEM, plus in the gift shop and she drove carts for visitors. "Not only did she serve on these projects, but she is also co-chair for GEM. At the 'Ask the Master Gardener' booth her goal was to encourage visitors to become more knowledgeable about resources in the Hot Springs area, i.e., city compost facility, Garland County Extension office and plant nurseries," the release said.
She also worked at a non-sanctioned project at the Arkansas Career Training Institute. "Even with this work schedule, she continued to focus on educating herself. She completed 70.5 hours of continuing education. Garvan Woodland Gardens also thinks she is special and recognized her as their 2018 Volunteer of the Year for the Garden Shop," the release said.
Society on 05/14/2019
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