Forsyth couple wins Master Gardener of the Year

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CUMMING, Ga. — The Forsyth County Master Gardeners announced Herb and Barbara Metz of Cumming as the 2012 Master Gardener of the Year.

The couple received the award at last week’s holiday luncheon.

Over the past year, the Metzes volunteered more than 1,324 hours to the Master Gardeners. The couple hosted picnics, grew and donated plants and helped set up a plant sale. They also volunteered their property off Doc Bramblett Road for the 2012 Garden Tour.

This year, the rules had to be bent to award two people.

“We just couldn’t award anything to one or the other of them, they are such an amazing team,” said Kathy Weintraub, a member of the board of coordinators.