Group of the Year: Discovery Gardeners Golden Ray, Hutto, group leader Patsy Bredahl
Discovery Gardeners have a passion for learning about gardening, nutrition, and being good citizens through volunteering in their community. This group has been involved with working in the community with their service at the community garden, working with other youth at Hutto’s second Saturday and the Farmer’s Market. The group leader is Patsy Bredahl. Patsy is an incredible and innovative mentor for the JMG program and youth. She is always expanding the opportunities not only in the group settings but in the community at large so that the youth can visualize and appreciate the concepts of gardening.
JMG County/Community Program of the Year: Williamson County Junior Master Gardener Program, Williamson County, Texas
The Williamson County JMG Program has been in existence since 2007. The program has impacted approximately 600 youth through their programming efforts. The JMG committee works tirelessly to promote gardening for youth whether they are in the traditional school setting, home schoolers, or 4H clubs. They have participated in a number of science fairs and educational days throughout the school year. Through the work of the JMG committee, all schools in the Round Rock ISD will have JMG curriculum in their schools beginning in the 2012-2013 school year; for a total of 32 schools!