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Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.

Last Call for RMT

Thank you to each of you who have completed your 2019 Risk Management Training (RMT)! We are at 77% completion across the state. If you haven’t already completed the 2019 training, you must not have volunteered since August. Even though the temperatures are still incredibly warm, the reality is that…
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Still looking for AT this fall?

We still have some great opportunities to earn Advanced Training credits this fall! Be sure to check our website for registration forms and current information. Here’s a quick list of ATs on the calendar: NEW! September 18, 2019 | Water Quality | Metro Atlanta | DT/WQM (registration deadline September 11, 2019)…
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September Thoughtful Thursday

Dr. Clint Waltz is UGA’s Turfgrass Specialist and has spoken to us several times in our Thoughtful Thursday series. He joins us again in September with “Just Dropping In to See What Condition my Turfgrass is In.”  He will talk about how lawns should be looking at this stage of…
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MGLOG is getting a facelift!

We introduced our statewide recordkeeping system, MGLOG, in 2014, and have really appreciated the conveniences that it offers. It is so nice to tally information with a click of a button or to be able to send in hours without messing with spreadsheets or worrying about lost time sheets. It…
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Will your agent be chosen?

For the first time ever, an award is being offered to agents who extend consumer horticulture programming through MGEV programs. Sponsored by GMGA, this award seeks to recognize and reward excellence in programming and volunteer management. Applications became available to agents on August 1, 2019, through GACAA, the statewide professional…
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Do you grow Ratibida columnifera?

I recently received a request from Dr. Matthew Chappell, UGA’s Associate Professor and Statewide Extension Specialist (Nursery Crops). He explained that Texas A&M has frequently partnered with UGA on native plant projects. They currently have a student project for which they need our help.                 The PhD student Kaitlin Hopkins along with…
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Just a few days left to register

When I called my colleague and fellow quilter, Dr. Bodie Pennisi, earlier this year and asked her if she’d be willing to help me with an MGEV quilt project, she was so excited! I think she said something to the effect that I made her day or month or year…
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New Water Quality AT Posted

It’s been a while since we have had an Advanced Training that addressed  water quality and management topics, so we’re pretty excited that Fulton County is hosting one in September! During this training, MGEVs will learn about potential nutrient resources, household water testing and remediation, septic systems and their effect on…
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