—————–2014 Gardener’s Gathering—————

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Esther Benedict and her miniatures






Garden art by Edie Dyer-Wilson






Succulents by the Robin’s Nest





J & J Nursery, LLC




Master Gardeners who earned Certificates at the  April 2014 meeting:

Pictured below are from left to right                                                                                           Carol Swearingen – Gold 1000 hours
Mary Ellen Hlatko – Advanced Master Gardener                                                                     Anita Criss – Advanced Master Gardener
Congratulations to these Master Gardeners!!

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Members not present that received badges:  John Hilderbrand – Gold 1000 hours, Roger Tonsfeld – Bronze, Cindy Little, Bob Jenkins, Jane Santucci, Mike Sekerrak – Advanced Master Gardener, and Amy Good – Master Gardener.  Congratulations to these members on their achievements!


Thank you to all that came out to support the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners at the Altrusa Chili Cook Off 9/8/2012!

Our crew won the “Hottest Chili” award for the 2nd year in a row!



Carl Trent and Pat Youman getting the melon ready!





Thanks to Pat Youman and Charlene McKean for the beautiful display. We received many compliments on it!


                                                          The Hottest Chili Crew

          Charlene McKean, Phil Small, John Hilderbrand, Pat Youman, Bob Archer

                                         Yvonne Russell, Carl Trent, and Cyd Hunter!



The Chili Man with the winning secret recipe!



Where’s the beef? Cyd Hunter has it!





Yvonne admiring Charlene’s beautiful floral arrangments with the flowers grown at the Giving Garden!




Men at work! John, Carl, Bob and Phil.





Phil Small stirring the pot!




  Happy returning customers!!


WVMGA sends their thanks to the hosts of the 2012 Garden Tour.


















Congratulations to the 2012 spring master gardener interns.

What a great looking group!!!






Hundreds of children attended the Matter and Motion at IVY Tech.  WVMG enticed the children with creating a bird feeder.



Congratulations to the master gardeners who received new badges at the March meeting.  Paula Wilson, gold; Sharon Polge, silver; Cyd Hunter, silver; Barbara Brugnaux, advanced; and Tim Moore (not pictured), advanced.


Wabash Valley Master Gardeners participated in the tablescapes event on February 23-25 at the Ohio Building. The Master Gardener Tablescape was chosen by Frontier (Business Sponsor  of the dinner) as the “BEST FIRST YEAR DESIGN.”  The table featured the giving garden.  A special thank you to Carole Dreher, Nancy Nation and Sharon Polge for creating the design.

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