The Purdue Extension-Marion County group really learned how to work under adversity this year, with great results. They had to change the normal days and times of the volunteer Master Gardeners for health safety reasons, but the resulting teams greatly improved efficiency and the sense of accomplishment, and the gardens ended up being healthy, attractive, and well-maintained. While the Purdue Extension has always donated produce from the garden to the local food pantry, this COVID year brought even more of a need and appreciation for this generosity. Almost 1,600 pounds of donated produce was harvested by these gardeners! Their work can be enjoyed by watching this video.
“To promote new garden varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America.”
5201 Walnut Ave. Suite 3
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Magnificent! Congratulations to everyone!
Congratulations to all involved in winning this honor! I am so impressed with the amount of poundage donated to the food pantry. As everyone knows, the need is greater than ever this year while growing conditions later in the season were challenging to say the least.