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

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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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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Sharing our vision and purpose through our Annual Report

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of speaking briefly with Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, Assistant Provost and UGA Griffin Campus Director, about the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Dr. Hunnicutt is new to UGA and to the Griffin campus and has been getting to know the faculty, staff, and programs…
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MGLOG: What key words will you choose?

One of the added features to our project proposal process is key words. By associating key words with the project proposal, we know more about what MGEVs are doing across the state. Key words help us to see trends in what MGEVs are being asked by their communities to address….
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MGLOG: Which state initiative should I use?

In Georgia, the MGEV Program has 5 main areas of priority when it comes to reaching out to the public. These initiatives provide a great framework for our program, focusing our training, skill development, and resource generation. Our outreach, or programming, focuses primarily on Environmental Stewardship, but also addresses Home…
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MGLOG: So you want to propose a MGEV project!

MGEV Glenda Garris in Henry County has been actively involved in working with community gardens throughout Henry County. In fact, she was instrumental in establishing Community Gardens of Henry County, Inc., several years ago. The organization does the lion’s share of organizing and managing the community gardens, but they call…
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MGLOG: Entering Volunteer Time

  MGEV Marjorie Stansel is a BUSY lady! She is a MGEV in Douglas County and works two mornings a week in the Vegetable Garden and two mornings a week at their greenhouse (plant sale in early May). She is an officer in the local association as well as GMGA….
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MGLOG: It’s a New Day

It’s a new day for the Georgia MGEV program! Very soon, MGEVs will be able to enter their volunteer hours online via our new record keeping system, MGLOG. In a recent article in The Volunteer Vine (check here if you haven’t read it), I shared some of the benefits of…
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