Local master gardeners
'go green' for the blind

The Snellville Lions Club has joined with the Gwinnett Cooperative Extension Service to "go green" for the blind and dyslexic. Extension master gardeners, known for their green thumbs, and 4-H'ers, known for their green clovers, are joining to record textbooks and other reading materials for blind and dyslexic residents.

Marlene Gillman, both a Lion and an employee of the extension office, is leading the challenge to train volunteers of all ages to provide this much needed service. Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic has developed a packet of software and instructions for Lions Clubs International, which allows people to read and record the books on their own computers at home.

The extension "Green Team" is having great success, but more volunteers are needed. For information contact the Gwinnett Extension Service office at 678-377-4010 or marlene.gillman@gwinnettcounty.com and ask for Marlene.