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Denton Master Gardeners serve the community

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We know that Denton County Master Gardeners serve the community by educating residents on best gardening practices but they do much more! They are active in the schools providing tree seedlings to third graders in both Lewisville and Denton ISD. They help design and care for numerous church, school and community gardens. Educational events such as the annual Library Series, Speakers Bureau, Fall Infofest and the Vegetable,Plant and Herb Show bring free learning opportunities to the public. Master Gardeners display their talents each year when they open their own personal gardens to the public with the Garden Tour and share pass-a-long plants at their Plant Sale. Each year the numbers of gardeners serving the community increase with the training of new interns.

In 2009, Denton County Master Gardeners expanded their activist role in the community by providing assistance to groups in need. Due to the down-turn in the economy, many organizations have been overwhelmed with tight budgets and growing demands. Realizing this, the Master Gardeners stepped up to help. In September, Master Gardeners collected food, supplies, medications, and money for the Denton Humane Society.  In October, the organization contributed over 640 pounds of food items to the North Texas Food Bank in conjunction with the Texas Agri-Life Agency and the Denton County Master Naturalists. They closed the year out by collecting new clothing for the children of Denton Pre-School and Tree House Elementary School. Both of these facilities are non-profit and serve low income families providing an excellent resource for children ages four through twelve.

So, as you can see, Denton County Master Gardeners do much more than dig in the dirt! Visit us at www.dcmga.com.

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