Bedford Master Gardeners recognized internationally

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 – The Bedford County Master Gardeners group placed third in the International Master Gardener Search for Excellence contest.

Their project, “Therapeutic Gardening,” won third place in the Special Needs Audiences category — one of seven project categories. Winners were announced in September at the 2013 International Master Gardener Conference in Alaska.

Virginia Master Gardeners are volunteer educators with Virginia Cooperative Extension who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training.

“It was very exciting to have the work we do recognized by this group,” said Phyllis Turner, a Master Gardener involved in the therapeutic gardening project.

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