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

Stocking the Library

It is a huge temptation to buy books with abandon, especially if the cover is beautiful or the subject is one near-and-dear to your heart. It’s difficult to determine when standing in a bookstore or at a trade show how useful the book may or may not be. You’ll really…
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New Advanced Trainings Being Offered This Fall

Have you seen the details on the latest Advanced Training offered to MGEVs? We have a full fall line-up that SURELY has something you are interested in! We’ll talk plants and sites and youth, and we’ll also covered some of those “required” topics, like leadership and making presentations. Lots of…
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New Recordkeeping System Coming for MGEVs!

Have you heard about the recordkeeping system being built for the Georgia MGEV Program? A team of Agents and Program Assistants who work with MGEV programs contributed to the design of the system. It is tailored to meet many needs of the Georgia volunteer program. I am so excited about…
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Pressed (flowers) Between Books

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting¬†a certain theme park in Orlando. It was spring time, and so many things were in bloom! I recognized many flowers, like azaleas, fuchsias, and petunias, but others I did not recognize (cut me some slack — I haven’t lived forever…
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Does time working with garden clubs count?

Frequently you ask, “I am a member of the local garden club. We work on projects out in the community, teaching youth to garden or educating adults about plants. Can I count this as MGEV hours?” Sometimes yes, sometimes no. There is rarely a definitive answer, is there? MGEV hours…
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Taking a Look at MGEV Projects

Recently, a request came across the GAMG listserv for stories about school gardens. The response was great — I enjoyed reading about elementary, middle, and high school projects with different goals and outcomes! I applaud you for investing in today’s youth, and thank you for sharing gardening and horticulture with…
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