Master Gardener 1999 – 2012 (deceased)
George Ammermann has been an integral part of the Guadalupe County Master Gardener program since he was certified in the late 90’s. His leadership and knowledge of the program have been great assets. He has committed numerous volunteer hours to the success of the program and some of his accomplishments are as follows:
- Served as Guadalupe County Master Gardener President. 1999-2002, 2008 and 2011.
- Served as State Master Gardener President in 2003, State VP in 2002 and State 2nd VP in 2001.
- Served as State Master Gardener Secretary in 2004 and 2006.
- Served as State Director in 2011-2012.
- Served as Guadalupe County Class Coordinator in 2000-2003, 2006 and 2009.
- George was inspirational in the planning and designing of the demonstration landscape project at the Guadalupe County Extension Office. He helped secure funding from the commissioner’s court for the sprinkler system and signage.
- He pioneered the Saturday morning radio program that reaches several thousand each weekend on horticultural related topics. The program is still going strong today.
- George has volunteered numerous hours to the upkeep and mowing of the turf variety trial at the county extension office.
- He has volunteered many hours answering telephone calls from the community.
- He has been vital in the recruitment of new members into the Master Gardener Program.
- He has shared his vast knowledge of fire wise landscaping to numerous civic groups in the community.
- Partnered with surrounding counties to plan and conduct the Central Texas Master Gardeners Conference.
George Ammermanns’ contributions the Master Gardener Program are many. He has been an asset not only to the local program and the extension office, but to the state program as well. His knowledge is irreplaceable and he is certainly deserving of the Emeritus status.