In memory of Dona Brown, Master Gardener Class of 2014

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In 2014, at the age of 80, Dona Brown joined the Purdue Master Gardeners. She wanted the camaraderie of people who loved flowers and gardening as mush as she did. She dug right in helping in Demonstration Garden with harvesting strawberries and growing cucumbers, all of which was donated to the local food pantries. She started and maintained the Bed of Hope in the Idea Gardens, where she planted pink geraniums in the shape of a ribbon framed with of white vinca. She always had a smile on her face, even when she was sore and tired from a hard day in the garden. She was eager to continue learning and loved traveling with fellow Master Gardeners to conferences and garden tours. Her family brought her pride and she loved sharing stories of them. This last year, she was unable to maintain the Bed of Hope, but it was still planted with the pink geraniums in the shape of a ribbon. Her legacy of hope will continue in that bed. We have missed having her smile and camaraderie in the gardens and we will continue to remember and treasure her as we work in that Bed of Hope. Her full obituary can be found HERE

If you would like to make a donation to the Master Gardener Association in remembrance of Dona, please mail a check (payable to MGATC) to:

Dona Brown Memorial
3150 Sagamore Pkwy S
Lafayette, IN 47905