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Master Gardener Volunteer Monthly Educational Meeting

  • This Month Thursday August 6, 2015 Master Gardener Monthly Educational Meeting 1:30-2:30PM Mounts Auditorium ‘Urban Tree Canopy Program’  by Palm Beach County Environmental Horticulturist Laurie Albrecht and Urban Tree canopy program assistant and Master Gardener volunteer Adrienne Deutsch. Free 3 gallon native plant Vouchers given out following presentation and evaluations. No plant raffle follows this program.

  • Next Month Master Gardener Monthly Educational Meeting Thursday September 3, 2015 Mounts Auditorium 1:30-2:30PM ‘Native Pollinators’  by Susan Lerner Master Gardener and past president of the Palm Beach Chapter of Rare Fruit Council International. Free Plant Raffle following Susan’s presentation.

  • University of Florida 2015 Master Gardener Service Awards….  If you are a active Master Gardener Volunteer for 10 Years, 15 Years , 25 Years or 30 Years contact Deborah Levulis at 233-1558 or at so that your UF award pin and certificate can be ordered before July 15, 2015

  • The 2015 Florida Master Gardener conference registration is open and I hope to encourage active Master Gardeners to attend. It will be a great conference with a lot of great learning! This is the 34th Florida Master Gardener Conference, the conference committee has organized these sessions for Master Gardeners. This conference will include: 24 concurrent sessions

    Registration is now open at The conference is scheduled for October 18-21, 2015 in Kissimmee.


  • Master Gardener Awards of Excellence are due on August 1st. MG’s have a full month to get the award information complied and submitted to PBC MG coordinator Deborah Levulis.
    The awards will given out at the Master Gardener Conference October 18-21st   registration now open.
    Here are brief descriptions of each award.  We have added two new ones for 2015; the MG team award and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Award

Awards of Excellence Category Descriptions

4-H and Other Youth:  Contribution to 4-H and/or other youth in the area of horticulture.  Examples: 4-H horticulture leader, coach of youth horticulture judging team, organizer of youth community garden project, developer of youth horticultural therapy special education project, and author of youth horticulture literature. 

Beautification and Enchancement:  Effort to beautify and enhance their community through plantings.  It is based on the creation of new plantings or modifying existing plantings which can be either exterior or interior landscapes.

Communications:  Written, verbal, or social media.  Examples: feature articles, news columns (2), radio show, video production, or social media platform. 

Demonstration Garden: Creation, maintenance, and education in Extension demonstration gardens by Master Gardeners.  Garden planning, funding, creation, maintenance, signage, and usage of the garden are all topics that will be judged.    

Diversity and Inclusion: Projects that target a special public with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, spiritual practice, and other human differences.    

Educational Display: Educational displays or exhibits intended to create awareness and educate about horticultural principles. 

Educational Materials: Development of educational materials that are part of a horticultural program for the general public or other Florida Master Gardeners.  Examples:  educational brochure, fact sheet, training or workshop curriculum, , educational website or content posted to existing website, educational video, gardening curriculum, webinar, or presentation. 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Promotion of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in their community.  Examples:  yard advisors, exhibits, demonstration gardens, and educational programs. 

Newsletter: Print or electronic newsletters. 

Personal Communications: Telephone and email activity by Master Gardeners that are responsive in nature.  The responses given are to horticultural questions received at the Master Gardener helpdesk or hotline. 

Outstanding Master Gardener: Individual Master Gardener efforts. 

Outstanding Master Gardener Team:  Master Gardeners teams who foster cooperation, collaboration, and open communication to achieve a specific goal in the Master Gardener horticulture program and/or the gardening community. 


  • Mounts Botanical Garden ‘Garden Grooming Party’ Saturday August 1, 2015 8:30-11AM Lunch provided…For more information contact the Mounts Botanical Garden 233-1757

  • Mounts Botanical Garden ‘Garden Grooming Party’ Saturday September 5, 2015 8:30-11AM Lunch provided…For more information contact the Mounts Botanical Garden 233-1757  




Master Gardener Class


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Fall 2015 Master Gardener Training Program begins August 26, 2015!
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Contact Us


Master Gardener Volunteer Program
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
FAX: 561-233-1782



Master Gardener Hotline
South County