Spooky. Scary. Crumbling. Haunted. Full of bad, dangerous kids. When you hear “Stonewall Jackson Training School” are these the images that come to mind? Yeah, me, too! But since I live across the railroad track from it, my curiosity got the better of me. I signed up to help in their gardens. That way, I could see what’s in that mysterious place.
The NC Extension Master Gardener Search for Excellence Awards recognize outstanding leadership and service in the following seven categories: Youth Programs, Demonstration Garden, Workshop or Presentation, Community Service, Innovative Projects, Special Need Audiences (Senior, Disabled, Therapeutic, etc.) and Research (applied scientific methodology). The Search for Excellence Awards are designed to recognize outstanding educational group projects rather than individual accomplishments.