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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.

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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Planning Ahead: National Seed Swap Day

It’s a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate, and perhaps most importantly, time to plan our 2020 gardens. What are your garden goals this year? Maybe you’re working on incorporating more native plants, adding pollinator friendly plants, growing your sucuclent or houseplant collection, or you’re researching new seed…
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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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