2020 NCEMGVA Awards Recipients

2020 NCEMGVA Awards

Congratulations to all Award Recipients of the 2020 NCEMGVA Awards on their achievements and for their commendable contributions to the North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners and NCEMGVA.

With gratitude,

Bethy Jackle and Ruth Mitcham

NCEMGVA Awards Committee

Outstanding Volunteer

Volunteer                      County                      One-liner/Plaque Inscription

Annette Byrd                 Wake               "A consummate team player at the county and state

                                                              level of the Master Gardener Programs"

Kat Causey                    Durham            "In recognition of growing both gardens and

    Master Gardeners"

Anne Sickinger              Nash                 "Gardener and Teacher Extraordinaire"

Leigh Simpson         Orange                    "Leigh envisions how to make things work better and gets them done"

Dena Westbrook           Clay                   "Honored for her Leadership, Dedication,

    Knowledge, and team building skills"

Extension Achievement

Amy-Lynn Albertson     Rowan               "For Outstanding Guidance and promotion of the

                                                                Extension Master Gardener Program"

Project Grants

Davidson County        Project:  "Repurposing a Landscape for Ecologically

                                    Productive Use”

Vance/Warren County Project:  "Master Gardener Volunteer Program of Vance

                                     and Warren Count - Walkway Improvement”

The following donors helped to make the awards possible.


An update about NCEMGVA Awards for 2020.

Please consider nominating a fellow inspirational Volunteer, Extension employee, or program project for a NCEMGVA award or grant.   All North Carolina Extension Master Gardeners would like to know what’s happening in gardens across the state, especially as more and more folks are seeking and learning about gardening in light of the pandemic.

This year in addition to the Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer and the NC Extension State Achievement Award, the Educational Matching Grant(s), Project Grant(s), and the Madeline Collier Landscape Design Award will be awarded.

Applications can be found on the NCEMGVA website.  https://www.ncemgva.org -  Click on the links below to access the applications

Applications are due November 6, 2020.

Applications can be e-mailed to: ncemgva@gmail.com or mailed to 3434 Edwards Mill Road, Suite 112-260, Raleigh, NC 27612

Nominees must be NCEMGVA Members.  A Membership Application (On-line form or Printable) can be found on the NCEMGVA websit: https://www.ncemgva.org

Award and Grant Winners will be announced in early January 2021

For more details see the application below!

Click here to link to a map of the 5 NCEMGVA districts and counties

Do you want to honor the EMGV who has been with your group 5 years or more and who your group just can’t do without?  The person you think personifies the word “Outstanding”?

Nominate that EMGV for the NCEMGVA Outstanding EMGV Award!

NCEMGVA Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Award.docx

NCEMGVA Outstanding Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Award.pdf

Is your group proud of your County Agent, County Director or other Extension personnel?

Do you rely on their leadership and support?

Nominate them for the NC State Extension Achievement Award to make your pride known!

NC State Extension Achievement Award.docx

NC State Extension Achievement Award.pdf

Does your county have a great idea for a one-day or partial-day event to educate EMGVs and would like some funding to make it happen?  Perhaps even collaborate with another county?

Apply for a NCEMGVA Educational Matching Grant!  (formerly: Symposia Matching Grant)

NCEMGVA Educational Matching Grants Program.pdf

Does your county have a specific type of garden they want to establish or expand but needs some financial help to get started?  Or, perhaps your county wants to carry out an educational project for Junior Master Gardeners or for an after school program?

Apply for a NCEMGVA Project Grant (formerly: Competitive Grant) to make those plans a reality!   

NCEMGVA Project Grants Program.docx

NCEMGVA Project Grants Program.pdf

Does your county want to showcase a demonstration or educational garden that has been completed, is under construction, or is in the late design stage of planning?  Entering the NCEMGVA Madeline Collier Landscape Garden Design Competition could win your group a cash prize! 

NCEMGVA Madeline Collier Landscape Garden Design Competition.pdf


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