Alabama 4-H Wall of Fame

Cynthia Tubbs

Cullman County 4-H JMG Volunteer

Inducted May 13, 2014

Cynthia Tubbs began her involvement with Extension in the Master Gardener class in Cullman County.

Charles Pinkston told her about Junior Master Gardener (JMG) in 2005. Tubbs started a JMG program in 2006 at the Child Development Center. Since then, she has coordinated about 15 volunteers to deliver JMG programs in four Cullman County schools and a homeschool group. This past year, 12 JMG clubs met 34 times during the school year. This registered more than 7,300 volunteer contacts for Cullman County.

Her work with JMG has greatly influenced the youth in the clubs. They move from thinking that food comes from the grocery store to appreciating gardening and farmers. Youth also have greater respect for the environment.

The remarkable thing about Tubb’s involvement with JMG is that it seems to be constant. Not just helping once or twice a year on an event, she is in the office weekly and in the schools throughout the year. No volunteer in Cullman can count as many hours as Tubbs. She is one of Alabama’s most productive JMG volunteers.

Tubbs has worked to improve her skills as a JMG leader by attending a national training in Dallas, Texas. She is now a JMG specialist. She also has attended volunteer events at the 4-H Center in Columbiana and Regional 4-H Volunteer Conference at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Georgia.

Nominated by: Jay Conway, Regional Extension Agent, and Luci Davis, Alabama JMG Coordinator