The annual Clark County Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Appreciation and Awards luncheon was held June 6 at the South Point Hotel and Casino. Master Gardeners were honored for the hours volunteered on community projects across the valley. This special event also marked the 20th anniversary of the Las Vegas Master Gardener program as well as the graduation of the Spring 2012 Master Gardener Class.

Master Gardener Graduating Class

The Silver Trowel was awarded to Kimberly Williams (MG ’08) for contributing 482 Project hours in the past year.  Williams is the chairperson of the Nellis AFB Environmental Grove project as well as a docent with the Mojave Guides project at the Springs Preserve.  Larry Nelson (MG ’04) received the Silver Phone award for volunteering 132 hours on the Home Gardening Help Line, 257-5555.   He staffs the MG desk every Monday on the 8-11 a.m. shift. Details!

Kimberly Williams

Kimberly Williams, Silver Trowel Award

Larry Nelson

Larry Nelson, Silver Phone Award