by Lorraine Barrow
On August 18, the Horticultural Society met at the Kemptville Campus and presented Taylor Zersch with a $500 Bursary for 2021. Taylor, who is from South Mountain, attends the Horticultural Program at Algonquin College.
“I thank the Kemptville Horticultural Society very much for this amazing gesture, for donating this bursary to me. I am truly grateful and appreciate it so much. This really helps me out so I can pursue my dreams of working with plants and nature. I’m looking forward to my future in this industry, always learning new things and developments. I’m so excited to enter this industry, and with amazing people that are supporting me throughout my journey. I’m keeping my options open for the future, but I’d love to work with plants and nature, either in a greenhouse setting, or being outside tending and being creative with plant material too.”
It is a mandate of the Kemptville Horticultural Society to assist local youth financially in pursuit of their education in horticultural related fields.
The 2020 recipient of the Bursary was Chase Holmes of South Mountain, attending Algonquin’s Horticultural program.
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