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

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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Vines of Change

I was on the UGA Athens campus yesterday during Extension’s Program Planning Week. I had a few minutes to check out the UGA Trial Garden. There were several vines growing in the garden that caught my attention. I think my favorite was a potato vine, Solanum wendlandii. I admired the…
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Leaves on the Vine

Thank you to all of you who were a part of last week’s “Meet and Greet” at the State Botanical Garden in Athens! It was such fun to meet each of you, to hear what’s on your mind, to learn about your projects, and to spend some great time together….
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Coming to a MG program near you…maybe!

The fall schedule for visiting Master Gardener programs is shaping up! I have been invited to MG meetings, agent planning meetings, events, and classes. I will be posting the schedule on the MG program website. Be sure to check it (and make sure I have not overlooked your request!). In…
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Poll #1 Results: AT Topics for 2013

According to you, the readers, top picks for Advanced Training topics for 2013 are: Sustainable Garden and Landscape (106 of 163 responses; 65%)Diagnostics and Technology (22 of 163; 13%)Urban Forestry and Ecology (17 of 163; 10%)Youth Gardening (13 of 163; 7%)Water Quality Management (5 of 163; 3 %) Advanced Training…
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