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

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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2017 UGA Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day

ANNOUNCING 2017 Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at The University of Georgia Horticulture Farm 1221 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 Friday, October 6, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30am) Register Here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383781550 Have you ever wondered what is going on at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm? The faculty…
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Preparing Your Garden for Irma

For the past two weeks, we have anxiously watched the news, watched the weather channel, listened to the radio, and checked our phones for news updates, weather alerts, and updates from family members and friends as devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has washed over Texas and Louisiana. With barely enough…
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Nurturing Nature Trails

The James E. McGuffey Nature Center was developed in Coweta County in the early 2000s. The McGuffey Nature Center and Trails are located on 17 acres of the Coweta County Fairgrounds property in  Newnan, Georgia. Six trails are associated with the Nature Center: Purple Accessible Paved Trail, Red, Blue, Orange,…
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Healing Horticulture

Since 1992, Cobb County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) have been providing a horticultural therapy program for rehab patients at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Initial funding was provided by the hospital foundation and from the proceeds raised from a 5K Fun Run. Today, memorial bricks are sold to provide funds. UGA…
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Habitat for Humanity

When I am asked what my favorite part of working with Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) is, I proceed to express how much I enjoy visiting Master Gardener projects around the state. I don’t just praise the beautiful demonstration gardens overflowing with colors, scents, and learning opportunities, thousands of…
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Cultivating Community

Joined by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), The Atlanta Food Bank, and Kaiser Permanente, the City of Morrow established a plan for a Lifelong Community garden in Clayton County. The purpose of creating this community garden was to establish a community building unit that could be upheld as a Lifelong…
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Serving Seniors

In 2005, the Athens Community Council on Aging (ACCA), began a small garden on campus to address seniors’ access to healthy and affordable produce.  The clients of ACCA helped tend to the garden and were able to collectively enjoy the bounty.  In 2009, ACCA partnered with Professor David Berle, UGA…
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2017-2018 RMT Training is LIVE, with perks!

It’s not too often that the stakes are this high! What an opportunity! Your county could score a FREE Advanced Training!! Well, except for the lunch part. We’ll picnic or potluck or something fun for lunch. What’s the catch, you say? Really? (Can you hear me laugh at your wise skepticism?)…
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