Category Archives: Gardener Profiles

Meet Jolene Mafnas, the 2017 Summer Intern

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener Jolene Mafnas, our 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) summer intern, is a senior at William & Mary studying public health and environmental science policy. Jolene’s focus is sustainability. Last fall she began a William … Continue reading

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Alice C. Nicolson, Master Gardener Emeritus

Reprinted from the MGNV Special Garden Newsletter May-June 2012. Alice was a planner and founder of the Shade Garden, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.By Christa WattersUpdated by Elaine Mills Alice Nicolson has been a master gardener since … Continue reading

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Audrey Faden, Master Gardener Emerita

By Christa Watters Audrey Evans was born on a coffee farm outside the town of Nyeri in Kenya in 1941. She recalls the “small” 600-acre farm as a beautiful place, with steep hillsides, rivers, bush, and a view of Mt. … Continue reading

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