Lakelands Master Gardeners announce that Sandy Orr has been selected as the Lakelands Master Gardener of the year.
This prestigious and coveted award is difficult to obtain, and is well deserved by Sandy. Selected by general membership vote, Sandy was nominated for her outstanding efforts at the City Greenhouse topiaries, the City Gardens, public speaking about gardening, Rice Elementary School gardens and always keeping fresh cut flowers on the principal’s desk. She logs an average 60 hours per week volunteering her time as a Master Gardener.
To quote Barbara Wells, immediate past president of the LMG, “Sandy is a workhorse for the LMG…and I don’t know what we’d do without her.” Current president, Jimmy McInville said this: “Sandy is such an asset to our group. She works tirelessly to expand and share her knowledge through her travels, podcasts, and gardening.”