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The Brunswick County Senior 4-H Horticulture Judging Team of Darby Dawkins, Carlyn Clark, Tori Norris and Camden Clark won first place in the North Carolina statewide horticulture judging competition at North Carolina State University in Raleigh on May 19. Dawkins also accrued the highest individual score.
The Horticulture Judging Competition entailed three components: 1. Judging the quality of horticulture products (plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables); 2. Identification of 100 plants; and 3. A written test on horticultural practices.
Susan Brown, Brunswick County horticulture agent, and Dr. George Wong-Chong, Brunswick County master gardener, coached the team. The youth studied and met for practice sessions several months prior to the competition and are currently raising funds to attend the national competition in Wisconsin later this year in October.
Learn more about the Brunswick County Master Gardener program and volunteer opportunities. Contact Tom Woods, master gardener volunteer coordinator, at email@example.com or Susan Brown, extension agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Master Gardener classes are usually at the beginning of the year, but the Day in the Yard classes offer additional opportunities to learn about gardening. Call 253-2610 for complete details.