MONROE – The Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association placed second in the Innovative Project category of the 2018 NC Extension Master Gardener Search for Excellence.
The award recognizes outstanding educational, group projects that result in significant learning.
The association won for the Union County Heritage Festival and Wild Turkey 5K Trail Run/Walk. The team that reviewed applications felt the festival was an ambitious project that brought together many local resources and attracted a wide audience beyond extension’s typical clientele.
The recognition includes a $100 award.
The festival take place annually at the Union County Agricultural Center. The next one is set for Sept. 22
Visit www.mastergardenersunioncountync.org/heritage-festival for details.