Somervell County Master Gardener 2003-2015
Bonnah Boyd became a Master Gardener in 2003 and served tirelessly for over 13 years. Bonnah’s dedication to the Master Gardener program was evidenced with her regular involvement in many facets in the Somervell County Master Gardeners. Bonnah served as President of the SCMGA from 2005-2007. She later took on the duties as Secretary and remained in that position until she had to make the difficult decision to retire from the MG program. Over the years, Bonnah stepped up in a variety of roles. Being a retired school teacher, her love of children shown as she was instrumental in bringing several gardening programs into the local schools. In 2013, Bonnah spearheaded a horticulture program on Seed Science at the Elementary school which won an award at the state level.
Bonnah presented programs for our local Community Horticulture Education Series programs sharing her passion for roses, from growing to pruning. Bonnah regularly wrote articles for the Somervell MG monthly newsletter, which also won several awards. From 2009 to 2011, Bonnah served as co-chair of the Hospitality Committee for the 2011 TMGA Conference held in Glen Rose, the largest state Conference to date. She served as the SCMGA Audit Chair for 5 years. From 2008 to 2012, Bonnah served on the Strategic Planning Committee, working to keep SCMGA a strong a viable organization.
In her 13 plus years as a Master Gardener, Bonnah rarely missed the monthly Master Gardener meetings and CHES meetings and was a hard worker at our regular work days. She served on the EarthKind® Rose Trial Garden Committee, helping install and grade the trial roses for over 3 years. She was instrumental in designing, installing and maintaining the landscape at The Farr House, a local historic building at Heritage Park in Somervell County. Bonnah served as the quintessential Master Gardener and her presence is greatly missed.