Master Gardeners honored with state awards
DeKalb County Master Gardeners Pat Brennan and Rod McQueen were recognized with state awards at the Illinois Master Gardeners Convention.
Brennan, of Kirkland, was awarded Outstanding Master Gardener. He is invested in educating the Littlejohn School Garden Club about horticulture, health, food preparation and life skills. He spends time researching and taking courses to provide the best lessons possible for the third and fourth graders in this after-school program. By engaging students in sensory, hands-on learning, he has become a leader and role model. Besides the gardening club, he has contributed to the Horticulture Help Desk and Garden Walk. At the help desk, he is a thorough, careful researcher, and always on the lookout for new gardens for the Walk – not a task many committee members are willing to do.
“I know I can always use Pat as a sounding board,” said fellow Master Gardener and Garden Walk committee chairwoman Joy Gulotta. “His common sense and no-nonsense approach always puts things in perspective for me. I rely on his feedback.”
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