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Master Gardener interns busy at Woodville Park

In a normal year, Gloucester Master Gardeners would be visible in the community. We would be answering questions every Tuesday at the Main Library and visiting local nursing homes to help residents with craft and gardening projects. In April, Master Gardeners would have taught fourth grade students at local elementary schools about pollination, plant reproduction, and photosynthesis.

As we know, 2020 isn’t a normal year, and Master Gardener projects and activities, like those of every other organization, have been curtailed for the foreseeable future, while we all try to stem the spread of COVID-19.

One group of Gloucester Master Gardeners has remained active and busy throughout the spring and summer. Master Gardener Interns, who completed coursework last fall and passed the final exam, must attain 50 hours of volunteer time this year in order to become full-fledged Master Gardeners. Interns can participate in ongoing projects to help them reach the 50-hour goal.

An herb gard...

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