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

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About sdorn

Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.

Celebrating 2016

For the Georgia MGEV Program, the “Happy New Year” celebration tends to come after-the-fact! We make sure that all hours for the preceding year are reported by the last Friday in January. Because you all were so conscientious about reporting your volunteer service and continuing education hours by January 27,…
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Something New with Grow Strong! 2017

  We tried a little something new last Friday when we hosted Grow Strong! 2017 at the Georgia Center in Athens. We reached out to almost 300 MGEVs across the state, connecting 14 remote sites and 2 distance speakers to the host location. We were able to have conversations, see…
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Are you planning a spring lecture series?

Class series or “lunch-n-learns” are popular projects for MGEVs and a great way to share research-based gardening information with the public. The series spans weeks or even months, with individual sessions scheduled at regular intervals. The individual sessions, usually an hour or less, are the perfect amount of information for…
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How will you complete your hours this year?

Extension recruits MGEVs to increase outreach to Georgia communities. MGEVs have a passion for plants and people that inspires and energizes Extension programming. MGEVs also have many connections to the community that, when multiplied by the number of MGEVs, greatly expand Extension’s spheres of influence. To complete your training, you…
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End-of-Year Dash!

Another year is rapidly drawing to a close and we are reflecting on the great projects and outreach achieved in 2016. Thank you for all that you have contributed to Extension’s consumer horticulture programming throughout the state! In anticipation of another fantastic annual report for the Georgia MGEV Program, we’ll…
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Calling all Master Gardeners! Be part of an exciting new project at UGA!

  Guest post by Rebecca Brightwell, Associate Director / Public Service Faculty, University of Georgia, College of Family & Consumer Sciences, Institute on Human Development & Disability   Farmers markets are hotter than ever before.   A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report to Congress shares that local and regional food sales in the U.S. totaled…
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Community and School Garden Resources

UGA announced another new publication today that adds to the series on community and school gardens. Are you aware of these publications? They could be very useful in talking with teachers or gardeners or other groups in the community who ask MGEVs about community and school gardens. Just in case…
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Making the Most of MGLOG: Entering an EAR

We use the Educational Activity Report (EAR) in MGLOG to capture details about a public event hosted by MGEVs. It’s really a progress report or highlight of an event that shares important information, such as the number of attendees and length of teaching time, with Agents. This information is easily…
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