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International Search for Excellence Awards Honor Master Gardener Projects

Posted by Monica David -

SFE Award Applications are due November 1, 2012 Search for Excellence is the recognition program for Master Gardener volunteer work throughout the USA and Canada. SFE has seven categories in which Master Gardeners can demonstrate their outstanding contributions to their communities. The categories are youth programs; demonstration gardens; workshops;community service; innovative proje...

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Will Pay $12.5 Million in Criminal Fines and Civil Penalties for Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws

Posted by Monica David -

WASHINGTON – The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio, to pay a $4 million fine and perform community service for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which governs the manufacture, distrib...

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2012 National State Coordinators Conference: Focusing on MG Volunteer Issues

Posted by Monica David -

By Julie Weisenhorn, University of Minnesota Master Gardener Coordinator Over 100 state and county coordinators representing 64% of the US are attending the national coordinators meeting Sept, 25-27 at Washington State University in Spokane, Washington. Located on the Spokane campus along the Columbia River, the focus of this year's meeting is Master Gardener Volunteer Issues...

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