- Author: Cris L. Johnson
Recently "Ventana" a monthly magazine focusing on fine living in Ventura County published a four page spread on the program. The article describes the program and features a beautiful pictorial of Master Gardener projects and the Hansen Agricultural Center.
The author also spent time talking with our Master Gardener program coordinator, Leah Haynes, and some of the program volunteers. According to Leah Haynes, "There are 165 volunteers in Ventura County who put in at least 15,000 hours of community service a year."
This article in the September 2012 issue can be found at the Ventana website.
The Master Gardeners were also featured in the Local section of the Ventura Star, Tuesday, August 14, 2012 edition. The two-page article, entitled "Course to Teach Cut-Flower Skills" describes the Master Gardener flower cutting workshop that was held at the Hansen Agricultural Center in August. Sixty-five people attended this event which featured a presentation by a Master Gardener on the science of planning and growing cut flowers, soil preparation, seed and plant selection.
Check out the Ventura Star to search for this article.
Every year a new group of Master Gardeners are trained who then give back to the community with knowledge and service. Our office is proud to be associated with these dedicated volunteers and look forward to seeing them spread their seeds of gardening know-how in the county.