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Norm Steele awarded Master Gardener Emeritus


Amy Witt, Marge Steele, Norm Steele, Diana Hibbard and Lois Elwell

We were all so very happy to see Norm Steele today. He is in great spirits and stopped by the Extension Office to pick up his Master Gardener Emeritus Certificate. Norm has been a Master Gardener in Cumberland County since 1988 and has logged close to 4000 volunteer hours in that time.

Norm has been involved in many projects:

  • Served 4 years on the Cumberland County Extension Association
  • Served 3 years on the Master Gardener Board of Directors
  • Participated 20 years in the Portland Flowershow at the MG Booth, the Childrens Discovery Garden and the Plant Auction
  • Participated19 years in the annual Master Gardener Plant Sale
  • Hosted Cumberland County Fair Master Gardener Displays for 14 Years
  • Participated for 11 years in the Master Gardener Work Day
  • Served for 9 years on the Yarmouth C0ommunity Garden Steering Committee

Those are just a few of Norms regular volunteer duties, he has also given over 20 presentations on topics ranging from Seed Starting to Square Foot Gardening and has donated 12.000! pounds of fresh produce to the Maine Harvest for Hunger over the years.

He is truly a gardening superstar.

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