Arkansas Master Gardener 2020 Award Forms
Honor your outstanding volunteers by recognizing their significant contribution and impact on your MG program and community. We encourage you to include the new 2020 Challenge Award as you highlight your county.
Deadline for Award Submissions: February 15, 2021
Master Gardener 2019 Award Winners
Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (50 or less) Compostings, Grazzie Warbritton, Editor, Montgomery County.
Master Gardener Newsletter of the Year (51 or more) The Grapevine, Joyce Fiddler, Editor, Meredyth Levering, Co-editor - Faulkner County
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Judge Jim Baker, Faulkner County
Friend of Master Gardener (Individual) Sue McGowan, Greene County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Mid-South Nursery & Greenhouses, The Seibert Family, Craighead County
Friend of Master Gardener (Business) Lowe's of Paragould, Rhonda Bottoms, Manager, Greene County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (50 or less) Laura Bell, Crittenden County
Master Gardener Rookie of the Year (51 or more) Richard Boss, Craighead County
Master Gardener of the Year (50 or less) Mary Howard, Cleburne County
Master Gardener of the Year (51 or more) Ann Wood, White County
Master Gardener Project of the Year (50 or less) St. Francis County Museum, Anita Vandiver, Chair - St. Francis County
Master Gardener Project of the Year (51 or more) Garland County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Show, Claudette Cooper and Paula Jackson, Chairs - Garland County
Excellence In Education Award (51 or more) Garden Explorers Jr. Master Gardener 4-H, Joyce Mendenhall, Chair - Washington County
2020 Janet B. Carson County Scholarship Recipients
Drew County's Attracting Butterflies, Birds, and Bees in Monticello
Drew County Master Gardeners, in collaboration with four other organizations, established two sites as public demonstration projects. The sites are used by Master Gardeners to share information on native plants with the general public as well as for learning opportunities for students in area schools. Signage will include plant and insect identification and the pollinators attracted to the sites to create increased awareness of pollinators. The project includes trees, shrubs, wildflowers, herbs, non-native nectar annuals, hardscapes, and signage.
Greene County's Teaching Garden
Greene County Master Gardeners, in collaboration with two other organizations, are teaching local youth basic gardening principles about natural resources, plants, insects, pests, and composting with hands-on learning opportunities. 4-H students (ages 5-12) learn by participating in hands-on garden activities. Students will develop a better understanding of natural resources and plants and animals and how they interact in the garden. They will also develop a good understanding of the growth stages of plants and animals and learn about plant pollination. The project includes a compost area, raised garden beds, grow light, garden supplies and materials.
2020 Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship Recipients
Tyler Casper is a Marion resident in Crittenden County and attended West Memphis Christian HIgh School. Working for an agriculture consultant led him to the plant science industry where he was intrigued by the complexities of the field. His career plans include working for a seed or chemical company and perhaps ultimately owning his own consulting business. Tyler is known as a hard worker, a strong academic leader and a role model for his peers. Tyler has been accepted at Arkansas State University - Jonesboro where he will pursue a degree in Plant and Soil Science with an emphasis in Agronomy.
Isabella Norsworthy is a West Fork resident in Washington County and attended Farmington High School. Through her involvement with the Junior Master Gardener 4-H program and her work on her family's farm, she developed a love for horticulture. An incredible work ethic, an exceptional student are all traits attributed to Isabella. Her desire is to fulfill her passion to work with plants as well as communicate the importance of agriculture worldwide. Isabella has been accepted at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville where she will pursue a double major in Horticulture and Agriculture Communications with a concentration in Agriculture Leadership.