Master Gardener Volunteers in Durham and Orange Counties Are Recognized for their horticultural projects.
Durham County volunteers won an award for demonstrating how you can graft great tasting tomato varieties onto rootstocks resistant to a variety of soil-borne diseases.
It took several years to find a solution to this problem and provide written and video sets of instructions on how to perform the grafting practice in your own garden.
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Orange County volunteers won an award for their work on a stormwater garden project.
Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution and flash flooding in urban areas. Properly designed landscape features can be part of the solution (like our own SWIZ demonstration project at the Arboretum). Such projects allow rainwater to soak into the ground as opposed to running off hard surfaces into storm drains.
Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Orange County recently solved a stormwater problem and also created an educational garden all in the same space.
Check out this link for more information on the project: