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Engaging Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in meaningful discussion about volunteering, outreach and community.

Lockerly Arboretum

Lockerly Arboretum, an almost 50-acre property open to the public free of charge, six days a week, has served the Milledgeville and Middle Georgia area since 1965. The site contains not only an American Conifer Society Reference Garden, but also a diverse collection of trees and plants from around the…
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Looking Ahead…MG Appreciation Day 2018

Traditionally celebrated the third Saturday in March, MGEV Appreciation Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of MGEVs and to say “thank you” for partnering with Extension in educational outreach to our communities. For several years, UGA Extension has been celebrating during Volunteer Appreciation Week, a national celebration of…
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‘Tis the Season…to report hours!

Just a reminder that MGEV volunteer service hours need to be reported no later that January 26, 2018, for inclusion in the 2017 Georgia MGEV Program report! To continue active MGEV service in 2018, make sure that you have completed 25 hours of volunteer service on Extension projects this year…
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Demonstrating & Educating

Located adjacent to the Paulding County Extension Office in Dallas, GA, the Paulding County Demonstration Vegetable Garden has been an ongoing project for about 12 years. The idea was to provide a visible example of various gardening practices that can be used by a wide range of gardeners. It provides…
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Gardening with Youth

In Pickens County, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) provide support to the community’s youth through their involvement at the Appalachian Children’s Emergency Shelter (ACES). Since 2014, the shelter has accommodated 8-10 children ages 12-18, providing both emergency and long-term placement. Pickens County MGEVs support the shelter’s mission of providing a…
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Dazzling Daylilies

Since 2004, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) of Columbus-Muscogee County have been an essential part of the Columbus Botanical Garden (CBG). MGEVs have played a critical role in organizing events, planning and leading school group tours, and conducting plantings that have contributed to the beauty of the garden and the…
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A Glimpse into the Nineteenth Century

In McDonough, GA, Henry County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs), support a historical demonstration garden at Heritage Park. The garden surrounds the Nolan House, a nineteenth-century raised roof cottage that was moved to Heritage Park, along with other historic buildings in Henry County. At the request of county administration, MGEVs…
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History Through Horticulture

Located in Rome, GA, the Major Ridge Demonstration Garden at the Chieftains Museum is served by Floyd County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The project demonstrates environmentally friendly landscape practices within a historically accurate demonstration garden that is  open for children and adults to visit. In an effort to educate…
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