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

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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Are you planning a spring lecture series?

Class series or “lunch-n-learns” are popular projects for MGEVs and a great way to share research-based gardening information with the public. The series spans weeks or even months, with individual sessions scheduled at regular intervals. The individual sessions, usually an hour or less, are the perfect amount of information for…
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Valuable Growth!

Landscaping is known to yield an average 109% return on every dollar spent, making it a strategic home improvement and investment. Homes with professionally landscaped and manicured lawns sell faster and have a higher property value. Beautification can have a positive effect on businesses and people are much more likely…
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Healthy Growing

Registrations are streaming in for Grow Strong! 2017! We are very much looking forward to the approaching event date and all the event has to offer to Master Gardeners around the state. As we endeavor to present you with the latest research pertaining to the state initiatives that outline the…
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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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Growth in the Spring

The Grow Strong! 2017 event is getting closer and closer! The spring season is approaching quickly as well! As a GA MGEV, it is important that you are able to provide the public with sound advice and recommendations for preparing and maintaining their landscapes. Whether you are working a help…
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Growing Strong Community Gardens

MGEVs respond to public demand for knowledge of how to grow fruits and vegetables by conducting projects in the Home Food Production initiative. These projects focus on teaching the benefits of home food production and developing skills and knowledge in growing food, managing community gardens, or contributing to food banks…
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