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

Extension, Art, and Gardens

You’ve probably heard by now about the FANTASTIC training sessions available to you during Master Gardener University. But the training sessions are not the only great things happening during MGU! Those of you coming to Master Gardener University for both Friday and Saturday sessions are invited to dinner on Friday…
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Putting “Community” in Community Gardens

Did you have a chance to attend Friday’s Advanced Training session on Community Gardens? There were wonderful bits of experience mixed in with new ideas at the day-long training held at the Extension office in Henry County. We heard from Glenda Garris, Director of the Community Gardens of Henry County….
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Meet Me in St. Louis…

Meet Me in St Louis… Wasn’t that a lovely film? I haven’t seen the whole movie yet, but as I was researching the things we wanted to do for the Master Gardener Study Tour for 2013, clips of that classic 1944 film with Judy Garland kept coming up. Why did…
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How do you make something special in the garden?

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) horticulture conference and trade show yesterday. It was such a great opportunity to get a “snapshot” of Georgia’s green industry and to hear from incredibly knowledgeable horticulturists. Being absolutely starved for plant contact, I gravitated to the trade…
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Putting “Community” in Community Gardens

From Dreams to Reality: Putting “Community” in Community Gardens 8:30 am – 4 pm Extension Office, Henry County 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough GA 30252 We are so excited to start off the new year with great learning opportunities for MGEVs! The first Advanced Training of 2013 will be hosted…
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Happy Holidays!

Here in Griffin, we  have taken a few minutes to reflect on this year and those who are near and dear to us. I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you all over Georgia, learning about your projects and the things about gardening that are special to you….
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Cultivated Spaces

Do you ever look at a garden and wonder “why?” Why that garden? Why in that place? Why were the gardeners inspired to create that place? What do they want others to see or do because they built that garden? Do you wonder, “so what?” What is happening because of…
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Slats in a Trellis

So, we opened our blog a few months ago with a description of a trellis as support for garden plants and a place to showcase those plants. Sometimes a trellis needs some slats or woven wires or some bit of framework for the plants to grab hold of or weave…
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Ear to the Ground

September marked the first meeting of the MG Advisory Panel here in Griffin. This panel is an essential listening piece for understanding what happens in MG programs across the state. Sixteen agents, program assistants, and MG volunteers gathered at the Research and Education Garden to take a good look at…
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On the Other Side of the Garden Fence

Every once and a while there is profound merit in checking out what is on the other side of our “garden fence.” We find new plants, new building materials, new ideas, and new concepts that we can bring back to our own gardens. Just incorporating one of those new things…
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