Two local Master Gardeners were honored for their volunteer efforts at the Illinois Master Gardner Conference back on September 7th. The two Master Gardeners honored were Gwen Podeschi of Taylorville and Karen Cherry of Tower Hill. Combined, the two have served for 42 years as Master Gardeners, and they love what they do.
Podeschi, who took home the honor of the 2018 State Master Gardener Sustained Excellence Award, has always had it within her to be a gardener.
Cherry won the 2018 State Master Gardener Outstanding Award for Christain County. She has been a Master Gardner since 1998, and she says it is a great honor to win the award.