On November 15th, 2022, we held our 8th annual Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Appreciation event at the Fayette County Public Library. In Fayette, we currently we have 55 active Master Gardener Extension Volunteers that have served over 4,631 hours so far in 2022 through in-person education events, providing social media material, and working at projects.

In addition to volunteers and staff, representatives from the MGEV state program office and local elected officials were invited to come. Volunteers that met yearly milestones (including 5, 10, 15, and 25 years), had over 100 hours, members of our MGEV Program Development Team, and volunteers that helped with the 2022 GMGA state conference were recognized. We gave out our customary trowel awards to the highest hours given in 2022. Gold: 396.45 hours; Silver: 375.75; and Bronze: 337.05 hours and highlighted volunteers with over 100 hours of volunteer service in 2022. Volunteers are 8th in the state for the number of hours, according to MGLOG and the State Program Office (as of 11/14/2022).

Thank you so much to these wonderful volunteers and their support of Extension programming! We are looking forward to a wonderful 2023.

For more information about the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program in Fayette County, please contact us at 770.305.5412 or Fayette.extension@uga.edu.

Be sure to check out the plant of the week on our Facebook Page!

Kim Toal, is the Fayette County Extension Coordinator and Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on gardening in Fayette County, contact Fayette County Extension at 770-305-5412 or online at www.ugaextension.org/fayette.