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

MGEVs are Extraordinary People

  I was asked to share some of my comments from yesterday’s MGEV Appreciation Picnic at UGA’s Research&Education Garden. Enjoy!   MGEVs are extraordinary people in my book. They understand the importance of horticulture and gardening to everyday life. They are motivated to do something in and for their communities…
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Can we say “thank you” again and again?

Plant clinic shifts, presentations at libraries, speaking to students in classrooms, processing soil samples, preparing garden samples to send to specialists, writing newspaper columns, advising new homeowners how to take care of their landscape, answering the phone, leading garden tours, maintaining demonstration gardens, replacing garden signage, communicating with potential partners…
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Thank you for a welcoming entrance!

shared by Julie Aring, Coordinator for Clayton County’s Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program Because MGEVs are knowledgeable and creative volunteers, Extension can put its research-based information out there to greet the public. Connie McDonald and Colleen Ammons, MGEVs in Clayton County, have been making the Extension office a welcoming place for…
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Thank you, MGEVs!

This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week with organizations across the country. In the midst of your community gardens, lecture series, school and youth garden projects, plant sales, and other events, we give Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) a special shout out! Hooray for MGEVs who partner with Extension to…
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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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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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Learn More about the Farm & Garden Learning Station!

On Friday, December 2, 2016, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) were invited to UGA Griffin for a unique workshop. They were asked to provide design insight for the horticultural and gardening elements of a public learning garden planned for the UGA Tifton Campus, the Farm & Garden Learning Station. Focusing…
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Gardens for Giving

The Plant-A-Row for the Hungry project (PAR) in Fayette is a community service project run by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). It began in 2000 after MGEVs heard of the national program (http://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf/plant-a-row-for-the-hungry/). Volunteers spend countless hours preparing the site, planting, harvesting, and managing the garden to give back to…
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Fall Chores for School and Community Gardens

a guest post by Robert Westerfield, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Extension Coordinator It’s hard to believe that fall is here (finally!), and school is back in session, while we still suffer from maximum degree temperatures. But it won’t be long before county offices start to get request for school or community gardens. Oftentimes,…
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Junior Gardeners

The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program is present in counties around the state. The program, created by Texas A&M, gives Master Gardener Extension Volunteers the tools to educate, inspire, and influence children through hands-on horticultural experiences. Through this program, MGEVs not only contribute to the development of a love for…
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