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

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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Next Steps for the Farm&Garden Learning Station

Last December, 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 on adaptive farming…
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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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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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