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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.

A Note about MGEV Activities and COVID-19

Happy Wednesday! I hope this message finds each of you well and perhaps even tending a few plants in your office or garden. We can all benefit from the relaxation and restoration that comes from interacting with plants. We have been receiving timely updates from UGA and Extension administration with…
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Value of Landscapes In Action

Our state initiative, Value of Landscapes, utilizes horticulture and landscaping to enhance community development and economic growth. We don’t claim to be economic development authorities, but we do know that gardens and landscaping can have profound economic impacts, such as: higher property values faster home sales reduced crime increased sales…
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PLANNING AHEAD: Newspaper Columns

MGEVs can make great contributions to an agent’s media plan within a county. Traditionally, this has been through a regular newspaper column. Even though printed newspaper circulation has been in decline for several years, it is still estimated to reach 28 million people on a weekday basis and 30 million…
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Environmental Stewardship in Action

Our state initiative, Environmental Stewardship, is all about teaching people to protect and enhance the environment through use of sustainable landscape management practices. Most MGEV efforts are in this area, as we shared last week. Some samples of projects that fall under this initiative are included in this table from…
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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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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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