Master Gardener Class of 2022 graduates at Riverside, awards presented

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Congratulations to the Class of 2022 University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Riverside County graduates.

The goal of the program is to expand research-based information on sustainable landscaping; growing food in home, community and school gardens; and developing healthy communities for residents of Riverside County through trained volunteers.

Recent graduates have successfully completed an extensive six-month education program and volunteer requirements. The graduation ceremony took place on June 12 at the Rose Garden at Fairmount Park in Riverside.

Graduates included Lori Anderson, Jennifer Blitton, Precious Carter, Penelope Poussin, Younhee Choi, Deraun Coleman, Suzanne Costa, Pamela Elias, JoAnn Farver, Bob Freel, David Frelinger, Monique Gordon, Meagan Judkins, David Lahti, Laura Lamper, Norma Larson, Rachel Sweet, Steven Moreno, Pamela Rose Morisoli, Clifford Morrison, Jungmiwha Bullock Nelson, Marta Lieu Nguyen, Jasmine Ocegueda, Steve Scott, Melanie Stolworthy, Roger Tansey, Heather Vuyancih, Janet West, linda williams and Jamie Worth.

Melody M. Knox, Rita Clemons, Rosa Olaiz and Clifford Morrison were among the attendees.

In addition to their Master Gardener certificates, special certificates were also awarded to some graduates.

Morrison, a Master Gardener graduate, received three special awards: Outstanding Trainee, the 100 Hour Pin and the 250 Hour Pin. He received the most hours of any recent graduate.

Both Moreno and Morisoli graduates received two special awards: “Outstanding Trainee” and their 100 hour pin. Frelinger, Lahti and Elias also received two awards each; they received the “Spirit of Master Gardener” and their 100 hour awards.

Lampers, Nguyen and Ocegueda also received their 100 hour awards.

A special thank you to the coordinator of the class of 2022 Melody Mr. KnoxVolunteer Services Coordinator Rosa OlaizUCCE Regional Environmental Horticulture Advisor and Master Gardener Program Director Janet Hartin and Regional County Manager for UCCE San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties Rita L. Clemons. Thank you to the many esteemed instructors who provided invaluable training and the mentors who guided students through the program.

The “Class of 2022” graduation ceremony was dedicated to the memory of Martha Tureen, Class of 2015 and Christine Curtis, Class of 2017.

The goal of the program is to expand research-based information on sustainable landscaping;  growing food in home, community and school gardens;  and developing healthy communities for residents of Riverside County through trained volunteers.

The organization would also like to give special thanks to the graduation committee for their outstanding efforts in making the ceremony such a beautiful and memorable event.

Do you have questions about gardening and landscaping? The UCCE Master Gardener program has a free helpline. Call (951) 683-6491 or email [email protected]

The UC Master Gardener program is under the umbrella of The Regents of the University of California a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. If you want to become a master gardener with the next course, visit ucanr.edu/sites/riversidemg.

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