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

Planting MGEV Knowledge

What is a plant clinic or a Master Gardener help desk? At their core, these are public assistant stations staffed by volunteers armed with gardening and horticulture knowledge imparted to them by UGA Extension. A plant clinic was the very first Master Gardener project in Washington state in 1974. Extension…
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Phenomenal Pollinators

Pollinator gardens are valuable community gardens, education centers for all ages, and unique outdoor laboratories. They educate visitors about pollinators, their life cycles, and their food preferences at each life stage. Not only are they diverse in their plant life and the pollinators they attract, but they also function to…
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What’s this about a Facebook Fest?

On April 1 (no joke!), we offered the first Facebook Fest for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Our first topic was launching MGEV trainees. Through a series of pictures and questions, we were working to have a conversation about how local programs plan to engage new MGEV trainees…
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MGEV Appreciation Day

The third Saturday in March is celebrated as MGEV Appreciation Day. Typical celebration activities include proclamations, plant clinics, and other community education activities. It is a local celebration most years, though we had a large statewide celebration in 2014. This year, March 19 is our special day. Across the state, Agents…
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Welcome, MGEV Trainees!

Congratulations on becoming part of the 37th class of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs)! We are so excited to have you with us as we reach out to our communities and help others learn to garden in sustainable ways that protect our environment and natural resources and enhance the…
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Sharing our vision and purpose through our Annual Report

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of speaking briefly with Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, Assistant Provost and UGA Griffin Campus Director, about the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Dr. Hunnicutt is new to UGA and to the Griffin campus and has been getting to know the faculty, staff, and programs…
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