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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.

Tried-and-Trues for the Garden

So, last Friday, I bid you well wishes for a weekend of bliss in the garden. I managed only to plant a single row in the vegetable garden on Friday night (because we were also installing the drip irrigation system), and of course the rest of the weekend was a…
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Happy (Gardening) Friday!

How are you enjoying your spring garden? Are you out there planting vegetable or perennials? Have you picked out a new shrub cultivar? Are you still at the garden center making a decision? Are you sorry the rains have slowed down? I have been out of town for a couple…
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Bring the Training home

Want to bring some Advanced Training home to your county? The State Program Office has a challenge for you! If your county program sends 15 people to Master Gardener University, we’ll come to you! We’ll schedule a “Creative Teaching Techniques” Advanced Training in your county. This class meets the “required”…
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Certified Volunteers

MGEVs often conduct educational projects and programs for youth. In fact, youth programs are the third most popular type of educational project that Georgia MGEVs conduct! We’re going to learn about a lot of these types of projects during Get Kids Gardeningand Using the Garden as an Outdoor Classroom at…
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And the winner is…

Last night, I had the privilege of speaking to the Hall County MGEV group in Gainesville. What a good time! This group is full of fun and energy, and the meeting was a delight! I shared at length what Advanced Training is for Georgia MGEVs. We talked a bit about…
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Soils, UGarden, and Sneak Peek

What do soils, UGarden, and a Sneak Peek all have in common? Master Gardener University, of course! ARE YOU REGISTERED?! (Click here to go to the registration page) Those folks registering for both Friday and Saturday sessions of Master Gardener University get to choose a pre-event tour on Thursday, June…
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Extension, Art, and Gardens

You’ve probably heard by now about the FANTASTIC training sessions available to you during Master Gardener University. But the training sessions are not the only great things happening during MGU! Those of you coming to Master Gardener University for both Friday and Saturday sessions are invited to dinner on Friday…
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Putting “Community” in Community Gardens

Did you have a chance to attend Friday’s Advanced Training session on Community Gardens? There were wonderful bits of experience mixed in with new ideas at the day-long training held at the Extension office in Henry County. We heard from Glenda Garris, Director of the Community Gardens of Henry County….
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How do you make something special in the garden?

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) horticulture conference and trade show yesterday. It was such a great opportunity to get a “snapshot” of Georgia’s green industry and to hear from incredibly knowledgeable horticulturists. Being absolutely starved for plant contact, I gravitated to the trade…
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