If you are lucky in your Master Gardener Association, you have a James Wheeler. The
Little River Basin Master Gardener Association in Milam County,Texas has such a
James Wheeler became a member in 2007 and he has never ceased to be an
inspiration to the group. When a job needs to be done, he is there. Not only will he be
there, but you never have to ask. He has a sixth sense about what needs to be done.
He arrives early, works hard, and stays for the “clean up.” He is a friend to all and a
mentor to many.
He has served many years on the Executive Board giving his expert advice on the
governing of the association. In his quiet manner, his contributions were important in
the decision making. He served as chairperson of a large area of the association’s
demonstration garden, mentoring others and making it a showpiece for our community
to enjoy and emulate.
His influence expands to the community. His involvement in organizations has given
him the opportunity to share his gardening experience. He is the type of Master
Gardener any member should strive to become.