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Ryan Pankau
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
rcpankau@illinois.edu

Champaign County Master Gardeners

Champaign County Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Awards

Champaign County Master Gardener Annual Awards

Years of Service

State sponsored award acknowledging the number of years (5, 10, 15, 20, 25...) of active participation in the Master Gardener program. This award is presented at the November annual business meeting.

Golden Trowel Award

Given to interns who work in the Idea Garden a total of 50 hours and to active Master Gardeners who volunteer in the Idea Garden for at least 30 hours. May be recieved only once. Usually presented at the February Master Gardener program.

Golden Trowel Award Recipients

Volunteer Hours Milestone Award

Recognizes cumulative hours of volunteer service (100, 250, 500, 750, 1000, 1500, 2000...) in the Master Gardener program logged into the volunteer reporting database by the end of each calendar year, beginning in 2012. Usually presented at the February Master Gardener program.

Making a Difference 

Honors Champaign County Master Gardeners who, through their initiative, commitment, and generous service, enrich the CCMG program. Any active Master Gardener may nominate someone for this award. Multiple awards may be given annually. Usually presented at the February Master Gardner Program. 

Nominations are accepted annually from December to February. 

Making a Difference Award Recipients 

Friend of a Master Gardener

Given to non-Master Gardeners or a company for exceptional service to the Master Gardener program. May be recieved more than once. Usually presented at the February Master Gardener program.

Nominations are accepted annually from December to February. 

Friend of a Master Gardener Recipients