The Montgomery Botanical Gardens continues to benefit from the significant time and effort that the CCMGA volunteers contribute to developing and nurturing the gardens. One of the responsibilities of Master Gardeners is to volunteer their time and expertise to public gardens in their communities. Each county Master Gardener organization identifies local gardens as on-going volunteer projects for its members. Long term, faithful master gardener volunteers form the core of the MBG project volunteers, but interns from the 2022 MG class have enthusiastically joined the MBG Project Committee and participated on the volunteer workdays. The most recent volunteer workday on August 16, 2022, offered an opportunity for those volunteering to learn about deadheading Hydrangeas; treating fungus on Hydrangeas; identifying and removing weed vines among shrubs; and pruning Crepe Myrtles. The group also had the opportunity to tour the newly upgraded pathways that lead to the Outdoor Classroom and learn about future plans for MBG. As evidence of their productivity that day, a large collection of bags and limbs were stacked at the entrance for pick up by Parks and Recreation staff. Among those who volunteered together that day were interns Alice Jackson and Judy Heinzman (pictured above). The gardens are a great asset to the community and the entire River Region. The MBG Board of Directors, the MBG membership and the citizens of Montgomery can be very proud of CCMGA’s volunteer and financial contributions to MBG from its inception.
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