Reach for the Stars Awards to be presented on February 14th at the Master Gardener Meeting and pot luck luncheon

Photos can be seen in the photo album.



Hope Cooper was awarded the Ida C. BurnsVolunteer of the Year for Birmingham Botanical Gardens at the Volunteer luncheon in December. Gail Snyder received an award for Plants Person of the year.


Gail Pless and Ruth Varnel were given awards for being Educators of the Year.


Congratulations to our Master Gardeners.

February 9th waswas ourReach for the Starsannual awards program, with Ken Hall as the Master of Ceremonies.

Ken, Master of Ceremonies

There were nineteen bronze stars awarded this year: Worth Barham, Elizabeth Bishop, Judity Courington, Richard Cybulsky, Ann Davis, Debbie Dumais, Mickey Farmer, Linda Goode, Paula Haynes, Steven Knop, Kitty Lineberry, Mary Mc Glaughlin, Charles Murray, Cathy O’Sheal, Sally Price, Christopher Pugh, Crystal Salter, Renee Saul and Neal Schooley.

There were three Silver Star awards:Elissa Capps, Maurice Picardy and Peggy Thompson.

Nine Master Gardeners qualified for gold stars this year: Bertrice Brown, Mary Connolly, Hope Cooper, Thomas Douglas, Ann Gray Harvey, Diana Jones, Donna Madison, Gail Pless and Marie Robertson.

Gold Name Badges were received by Lawrence Michalove, Martha Picardy and Janet Waters.

Alicia Hall and Leonora Roberson were awarded Platinum Name Badges.

Congratulations to all. Be sure to look at the 2016 Reach for the Stars Photo Album.

JCMGA 2017