The University of Illinois Master Gardeners in Christian County Honored their own at the Venezia Italian Restaurant on November 7th. Gwen Podeschi was recognized for her 23 years of service. Karen Cherry was recognized for 21 years of service. Linda Smith was recognized for 8 years of service. Gwen Podeschi says that she is thankful for the many friends she has made while working with the Master Gardeners.
Podeschi says she has seen changes since she first started with the Master Gardeners and using fewer chemicals is one big change.
Janet Chiavaro, Sharon Hill, and Sandra Klein were also recognized for 5 years of service, while Janet and Mike McClure were recognized for two years of service. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener visit the U of I Master Gardeners website.