Master Gardener Richard Leifried was honored at the December meeting for contributing over 20,000 volunteer hours on Master Gardener projects. Richard has been a Master Gardener in the Las Vegas program since 1994. He volunteers regularly on the Home Gardening Help Line (702-257-5555) and helps organize the monthly membership meetings. He was instrumental in bringing the International Master Gardener Conference to Las Vegas in 2009, and has worked on numerous community projects throughout his volunteer “career,” including at Old Mormon Fort, Red Rock, Spring Mountain Ranch, Desert Green and Winchester Park. The Master Gardeners of Southern Nevada salute Richard Leifried for his generosity and commitment to the community!