In honor of International Women’s Day, which was March 8, I’m blogging today about women in horticulture that I admire.
Peg Conley has been and continues to be a Douglas-Sarpy Master Gardener since 1979. Her signature contribution is the gardening knowledge she has imparted to the citizens of Nebraska in her 39 years as a Master Gardener volunteer. Peg’s lifetime work is far-reaching and she is well-deserving of the Distinguished Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year Award, which she received in 2016.
Jan Riggenbach, Midwest Gardening columnist and gardener extraordinaire, has been writing a gardening column for 44 years. She writes about new plants and vegetable gardening, things she knows from her own experience with growing a variety of plants! Best of all Jan gardens in Nebraska and knows the challenges, pitfalls and rewards of gardening in this part of the country.
Mary Anna Anderson is a certified arborist of the Nebraska Arborists Association. Not only does she like trees but her expertise showcases her understanding of how trees grow. She is currently a Master Gardener with Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties, sharing her knowledge and appreciation of all things trees.