March 19, 2020 - 1:25pm -- blevins.256@osu.edu

The Delaware County Master Gardener Association is proud to announce Charlotte Niceswanger as the 2021 Delaware County Master Gardener of the Year.

Charlotte developed our Master Gardeners’ Facebook page into a major presence in horticultural education and information.  She recognized the untapped potential of Facebook and with humor, well organized postings and beautiful photography she brought our extensive gardening knowledge to social media and into the homes of all of our many “friends”.

Last year was a difficult year for Master Gardeners.  Our Mission Statement is to “educate others with timely, research-based gardening information”.   When state and OSU restrictions were put in place in Spring 2020, Facebook became one of our prime communications venues.  Charlotte works tirelessly with Master Gardeners to identify programming and educational postings to keep our Delaware County residents entertained, learning and gardening.

An excellent hobby photographer, Charlotte uses her unique skills to add beauty and her creative and timely ‘Humor Thursdays’ add a touch of fun when it is desperately needed.  As our gardens grow and evolve, so too has the Delaware County Master Gardener Facebook page under Charlotte’s loving care. A dash of fun, a sprinkle of sparkle and a heaping dose of education and information – these are the tools that Charlotte uses to reach and teach our public friends.

The Delaware County Master Gardener Association has been enriched by Charlotte’s commitment and her willingness to creatively step up and help out.  In honor of her contributions, DCMGA will award two $2500 scholarships in Charlotte’s name to any High School seniors and/or college students going into the field of horticulture.

Thank you Charlotte, for your gifts of time and talent to us and to all of the home gardening community.