GREEN MACHINE GARDENERS at LEARNING NEVER ENDS
Dedicated MGV's were instrumental in helping the participants at the Learning Never Ends Adult Day Care facility. The Master Gardeners helped the participants learn about all aspects of vegetable gardening including planting from seeds and using transplants. The participants also learned the importance of developing their sensory garden skills at their garden plot on Union Street between Broad and Columbus Lancaster. In 2019, the gardeners were recognized by the Fairfield Heritage Association as a Coronet Award Winner. Each year, the Fairfield County Heritage Association honors successful renovation, restoration, preservation, beautification and building projects. Honorees have included homeowners, business owners, industry, schools, churches and public property. An award-winning project may be large or small, but it must be visible to passers-by. In 2022, this MGV project was awarded the Community and Backyard Local Foods Project of the Year Award in the Medium side program within the Ohio State University Master Gardener Program Program. Three Master Gardener Volunteers donated 80 hours of volunteer time to the project in 2022.