Master Gardener Graduation Ceremony Held

Posted on 08 November 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—The Boone County Master Gardener Club celebrated new graduates and a successful year with a soup and sandwich supper on Monday, November 4th at the Boone County Extension Office.

The purpose of the Iowa Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through approved ISU Extension programs and projects. Master Gardeners are individuals who take an active interest in horticulture.  They have received training in horticulture through the ISU Extension Service.  In return for training, Master Gardener interns volunteer in extension horticulture programs and projects which enhance the community.  Individuals who complete the 40 hours of class work are then entitled to receive the Master Gardener distinction.

Carol Ouverson of Boone and David Oliveira of Perry were presented with their official Master Gardener certificate.  They have completed their 40 hours of volunteer work and have moved from the ranks of intern to an official Master Gardener.

New Master Gardener interns, who have just completed the class this fall were also recognized.  Deb Nelson,  Bob Getschman and Navvab Munirih, all of Boone were recognized and presented with their intern certificate.  They will begin working on their 40 hours of volunteer service in order to obtain their Master Gardener certificate.

For more information about the Master Gardener program and projects, please contact the Boone County Extension office located at 603 Story Street in Boone or by phoning 432-3882.

From  left to right – Master Gardener Interns Navvab Munirih, Bob Getschman, and Deb Nelson of Boone and new Master Gardener Graduate David Oliveira.  Seated is new Master Gardener Graduate Carol Ouverson also of Boone. (Contributed story and photo)

From left to right – Master Gardener Interns Navvab Munirih, Bob Getschman, and Deb Nelson of Boone and new Master Gardener Graduate David Oliveira. Seated is new Master Gardener Graduate Carol Ouverson also of Boone. (Contributed story and photo)

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