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Tree Talk

We’re talkin’ trees because Arbor Day is this month – on the 21st (Check out our previous blog post for easy celebration ideas). Do you know why we celebrate Arbor Day on this particular date in Georgia? December through the end of February is the best time to plant trees…
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PLANNING AHEAD: Butterfly Day

Did you know that March 14 is “Learn About Butterflies Day”? While the origin of this “national day” is not known, we do not need very much of an excuse to share our love of plants and deep appreciation of butterflies with our friends and neighbors. Consider your media outlets…
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Georgia’s Five Initiatives for MGEV Projects

What comes to mind when you hear “Environmental Stewardship”? How about “Health Benefits of Gardening”? That’s right! The state initiatives for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. These are areas of emphasis for our educational projects extended to the public to teach others about plants and gardening. You can…
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How to Talk Dirt (and Plants) in the 21st Century: A Communications Advanced Training Series for MGEVs

What do sales people and MGEVs have in common? They both want to give you advice and information, only ours is free! MGEVs work hard to gather and prepare unbiased, research-based information for the gardening public. We want to make sure our Extension messages are heard and seen in today‚Äôs…
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Planning Ahead: Lunch-n-Learn

In a previous post, we discussed a spring lecture series that MGEVs often organize for the public (read more here). These series, referred to as “Lunch-n-Learns” because they are offered frequently at the noon hour so that people can attend on their lunch break, provide a great opportunity to showcase…
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Welcome to New Trainees!

January and February are always exciting AND busy for the Georgia MGEV Program as we welcome new people into our training classrooms all over the state. This year, we have more than 300 individuals preparing to support Extension projects and programming by completing their classroom training. We welcome each of…
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