UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Jasper County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program

The Master Gardener Program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help Extension agents transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners.

Master Gardeners currently are active in many Georgia counties. Through this program, volunteers benefit from the classes and ongoing training and the opportunity to share knowledge with others in the community.

Volunteers are committed to gardening and community improvements programs, plant clinics and horticulture projects. This program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

The Master Gardener Program is designed to develop highly skilled volunteers that agree
to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service in exchange for 40 hours of horticultural
training by Cooperative Extension professionals. Typical volunteer activities include:

  • Gardening Demonstrations
  • Plant Clinics
  • Phone and Site Consultations
  • Newsletter Production
  • Youth Gardening
  • Community Gardening
  • Information Booths at Fairs & Festivals
  • Research & writing Projects
  • Teach Adult Classes
  • Newspaper or Magazine Articles
  • Community Garden

If you would like to learn more about the Georgia MGEV Program and the requirements, go to the Georgia MGEV Program website here: http://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/hort/extension/mastergardener/index.cfm

  • Judy Hunsucker

    I am interested in the Master Gardeners classes!

    • Judy,
      If you are still interested in becoming a MGEV, please email me at rgafnea@uga.edu, with your phone number and mailing address. We are organizing for 2018 training program shortly.
      -Trey Gafnea