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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.

URI Requests MGEV Participation in Tick Study

Researchers at The University of Rhode Island are studying tick and tick-borne disease prevention knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes among those exposed to tickborne disease environments. They have identified MGEVs as ideal participants in the study.  Their request letter with details is included below.  The survey  is estimated to take 15-20…
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Sharing An Innovative Idea

Annie Barbas, MGEV in Lowndes County, shared this nugget in her recent district report to GMGA: The local garden clubs are partnering with the MGEVs in encouraging students to enter the local flower shows. The first trial show resulted in S.L. Mason (elementary school) garnering numerous first-place awards. I can’t…
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MGEVs Asked to Help Identify Good Pollinator Plants

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is providing leadership for a new program, the Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year program. You may remember the Georgia Gold Medal Plant (GGMP) Program. The Pollinator Plants of the Year program is similar, but creates an additional emphasis on the role that home…
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Winter Arrived Quickly: What That Means for Plants

This Arctic Blast Escalated Quickly Thus far in November, a few arctic fronts have made their way across the Continental U.S., which have resulted in some unusually cold lows across the Northern Rockies and Upper Midwest. But this latest front is quite the doozy when it comes to cold blasts….
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November Thoughtful Thursday: Georgia’s Advanced Training Program for MGEVs

Hope you are planning to join me next Thursday, November 14, 2019, at 2 pm, for the last Thoughtful Thursday webinar of 2019! We’ll take some time to explore our Advanced Training program for Georgia MGEVs. I will be sharing details about the sessions, the formats, locations, and topics. I’ll…
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Legacy of Learning

We enjoy a great legacy of learning here in Georgia! It begins with the initial training in which each Georgia MGEV participates. It consists of 42 hours of classroom instruction and is supplemented by our Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. We keep learning each month through continuing education opportunities. In 2018, we began…
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Congrats to Fayette County!

Congratulations to Fayette County Extension Agent Kim Toal for receiving the first-ever Award of Excellence in Consumer Horticulture presented by the Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA)! This brand-new award evaluates applicants based on their consumer horticulture programming in the five state initiative areas as well as leadership and coordination of…
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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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