Earlier this month, my mother-in-law, Helen Weisenhorn, had a severe stroke from which she never recovered, and she passed away on August 9th. The weeks following were consumed with funeral preparations both here in MN and in NJ where Helen was born and would be buried. Helen was almost 92, and a great mother-in-law. We had been her caregivers for the past decade and she will be missed by us and the people who knew her.
I am back in action here in Alderman Hall and looking forward to cooler weather and getting back to work. Thanks to my staff, Dave and Bridget, for taking over while I've been out - I couldn't ask for better people to work with! Thanks too to all of the coordinators out there and the Master Gardeners who keep on providing leadership, and teaching in their communities. The Master Gardener Program may be about horticulture, but it's the people who really make it happen. Thank you!