In Pulaski County, there are a group of volunteers who dedicate manpower, brain power, and flower power to their cause.
Through the county’s cooperative extension service, about 50 volunteers are accepted into the Master Gardener program every year.
Volunteers start classes in the fall and must complete up to 50 hours of training. Their first year, they must spend 20 hours answering phone questions from the public, and they must commit to work a minimum of 20 hours annually on projects and accrue at least 20 hours of continuing education.
Eventually, they work on projects such as the landscaping at the entrance to War Memorial Park and Stadium and the visitor’s center at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.
It’s grueling work, but highly rewarding. Find out what makes this group tick and learn more about their efforts in the video below.