Friends and colleagues paid tribute to Paul Moore for his agricultural pursuits and contributions to Clallam County horticulture over the past 13 years on Nov. 15 at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course. Moore has given many hours of service, provided research, taught classes and advised individuals and commercial interests on irrigation, soil management, plant propagation, drip irrigation, fruit growing, and greenhouse design and growing, according to celebration event master of ceremonies Ed Schreiner, a retired U.S. Geological Survey botanist.
Stu Hemstreet worked with Moore as a faculty member and researcher at the University of California, Riverside, and collaborated with Moore on local Master Gardener trainings and projects. Hemstreet said that at 92 years of age, Moore is stepping down from his volunteer work in the community. "Saturday's celebration was a way for all of us who received his counsel to recognize and thank our loving, kind instructor," Hemstreet said.
Moore joined the Master Gardener Program in 1985 in California. He took the Master Gardener training again in 1996 when he moved to Clallam County and continued to be active in education and in the development of a new demonstration garden at the Water Reuse Site next to Carrie Blake Park. He is a member of the Olympic Orchard Society and North Olympic Fruit Club.
From 1996-1999, Moore served as a volunteer on subcommittees for the city of Sequim. He was an essential component in the development of the Streetscape Manual, adopted in 1997, and the Sequim Avenue South Project, completed in 2000. The Streetscape Manual covers softscape and hardscape choices for land developers in the city limits of Sequim.
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