The Okaloosa County Master Gardener Association has elected new officers for its board of directors.

The board members are President Dave Gordon, President Elect Debbie Sewel, Secretary Janet Hays, Treasurer Donna Edmiston, and Member at Large Lynda Penry.

Call 689-5850 during business hours to have Master Gardeners answer lawn and gardening questions.

Okaloosa County master gardeners also hold office hours at three locations:

Crestview: 3098 Airport Road, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 850-689-5850
Niceville: 200 Campbell Drive (inside youth center), 11 a.m.-1p.m. Monday
Fort Walton Beach: 127 Hollywood Blvd. SW, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, 850-651-7476

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. It relies on volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their community. The Master Gardener mission is to assist Extension agents in providing research based horticultural education to Florida residents. The vision of the Master Gardeners is to be the most trusted resource for horticultural education in Florida.

The UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County is the outreach arm of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida.

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