In addition to volunteering their time, Master Gardeners also meet once a month to extend their knowledge of gardening subjects. They also travel together to see gardening projects throughout our area and are one of the most dynamic groups meeting in our state.
“First off we consider the Master Gardener program as a community service organization,” Ridlen said. “We have our monthly meetings for our members and bring in speakers from across the state and across the nation. We take four to five bus tours a year, this year we have traveled to Arkansas, Stillwater, and the Dallas Arboretum.
“Later this fall we will have a member garden's tour and a tour of Devon Tower/ Myriad Gardens. Our monthly meetings and trips are events that bring our members together for social interaction between the members.”
For more information about the Master Gardener program, go to http://mastergardener.okstate.edu/