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Oakley featured in spring issue of S.D. Extension Master Gardeners newsletter

Posted: Saturday, Mar 23rd, 2013

Glenda Oakley, left, a Huron Area Master Gardener, is shown with Huron Public Library Executive Director Shirley Apley, at a recent meeting of the Huron Area Master Gardeners. Glenda was recognized for giving presentations on a variety of gardening topics at the library. Oakley was also featured in the state Master Gardeners newsletter. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Glenda Oakley of Huron Area Master Gardeners was the “Featured Master Gardener” in Across Prairies and Pines, the South Dakota Extension Master Gardeners newsletter, spring 2013 edition.

Mary Roduner, consumer horticulture field specialist with South Dakota State University Extension Services in Brookings, said Oakley was specifically recognized for teaching high school students how to garden using AeroGardens and teaching adult gardening classes at Huron Community Campus.

She gives gardening presentations on a variety of gardening topics in the Horticulture Building during the South Dakota State Fair. She serves as a member of the Huron Area Community Friendship Garden Committee and teaches Asian and Hispanic families how to grow vegetable seeds brought over from their home countries.

During a recent meeting of the Huron Area Master Gardeners, Shirley Apley, executive director of Huron Public Library, recognized Oakley for giving presentations on a variety of gardening topics at the Huron Public Library. Oakley is scheduled to give presentations during this summer’s library reading program.

Master Gardening training to use new format

This spring South Dakota State University Extension is offering a new format for Master Gardening training by combining eight weeks of on-line training and three day-long sessions of hands-on training. Master Gardeners work in their community to promote and teach gardening. Opportunities include writing articles, giving talks, working at fair booths, helping in community and school gardens, and answering garden questions. On-line sessions start April 1 and are accessible anywhere there is Internet access. For more information, contact Roduner at mary.roduner@sdstate.edu or 605-394-1722.

For the complete article see the 03-22-2013 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 03-22-2013 paper.

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