McLean County Master Gardeners and Sarah’s Garden volunteers (l to r) Ellen Culver, Kay Henrichs, and Mary Jane Bohall, stand with their display at the International Master Gardener Conference, September 22, 2015. The Sarah’s Garden Project was honored with 2nd place in Innovative Programs in the 2015 International Master Gardener Search for Excellence. Recognition was for the Sarah’s Garden programs for youth where the emphasis is with Fall and Spring “Better Home and Garden” lessons for Bloomington School District 87’s third-grade classes, Flowers and Gardener badge workshops for area Girl Scouts, and work with Home Spun 4-H youth in garden care. Also included in the recognition were the heirloom garden restoration training for Master Gardeners, garden tours for adult visitors, and outreach to other historic gardens. Sarah’s Garden is in its original 1872 location on the grounds at David Davis Mansion in Bloomington, IL, and boasts several of its original, heirloom plants.