Opinion & Editorial

Letter to the Editor: Gardeners aren’t government

Dear Editor,

I would like to clarify a point in the candidate profile of Karen Bodner, who is running for the position of Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District #66 Director Position 1.  Under “Prior Government Experience,” Ms. Bodner lists various positions she held on the Lane County Master Gardener Association Board.  

The Master Gardener Association is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that supports the Oregon State University Master Gardener™ Program.  Master Gardeners are volunteer public educators who provide science-based information on sustainable gardening to the public.  

Neither the Master Gardener Program, nor the association which supports it, are affiliated with the government. 

Leigh Rieder


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