Master Gardener Associations all over the state do many great things. Here is a highlight from the 2013 Annual Report:
Bookworm Gardens, a free, two-acre, public garden, is really many smaller gardens — each one based on classic children’s stories. The books that inspire each garden are laminated and available nearby, where visitors are encouraged to read them with their children. From the Hansel and Gretel Learning Cottage to the Charlotte’s Web barn and vegetable garden, children (and adults) are transported into the world of books, plants and gardens. We are especially proud of the fact that it was one of our inspired and indefatigable members who conceived of Bookworm Gardens, cultivated community support, raised enormous amounts of money, oversaw the design and installation of the gardens, and has shepherded it though it’s first exciting years. Other MGVs work in the gardens, play storybook characters at events, and serve on the Board.