Andy McLean presented with her 300 hours award.

Andy McLean presented with her 300 hours award.

Master Gardeners Prepare for New Growing Season

(Jamestown, NY, February 10, 2022)- Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Master Gardeners Program has kicked off the 2022 year with several changes and the restart of many volun-teer activities. Some of these activities are participation in the Audubon Snowflake Festival, Grow Jamestown Garden Fair, and the popular Gardener Helpdesk. Preparations are beginning for the An-nual Master Gardener Plant Sale, with a date to be announced in early spring. CCE Master Gardener program is excited to welcome new Master Gardener program coordinator, Shannon Rinow.

CCE Master Gardeners are honored to announce those who successfully received Master Gardener’s certification by completing their 32 hour of training and volunteering 50 hours of service in the com-munity. These new certified members are Patricia Borowski, Colleen Brentley, Carey Cassillo-Young, Melinda Drabant, Emilie Gifford, Dinah Hovey, Cheryl Mawhinney, Deborah McAndrews, Betty Perkins, Johanna Robb, and Karen Wojcinski.

The following volunteers were awarded pins for their volunteer service:

500 hours - Susanne Bloom, Nancy Jager, Nick Stupiansky, Sandra Stupiansky, and Cheryl Wahlstrom. 300 hours - Deborah McAndrews, and Andy McLean.

100 Hours - Colleen Brentley and Karen Wojcinski.

The Master Gardener program is a national volunteer program that provides educational programs on horticultural topics. The mission of the Chautauqua County Master Gardeners program is to educate and serve the community, utilizing university researched based horticultural information. Please call the CCE office at (716) 664-9502 with any questions or suggestions.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an edu-cational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant uni-versity Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.


Shannon Rinow
Master Gardener Coordinator
716-664-9502 ext 224

Last updated February 10, 2022