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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.

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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Putting “Community” in Community Gardens

From Dreams to Reality: Putting “Community” in Community Gardens 8:30 am – 4 pm Extension Office, Henry County 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough GA 30252 We are so excited to start off the new year with great learning opportunities for MGEVs! The first Advanced Training of 2013 will be hosted…
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Happy Holidays!

Here in Griffin, we¬† have taken a few minutes to reflect on this year and those who are near and dear to us. I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you all over Georgia, learning about your projects and the things about gardening that are special to you….
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Cultivated Spaces

Do you ever look at a garden and wonder “why?” Why that garden? Why in that place? Why were the gardeners inspired to create that place? What do they want others to see or do because they built that garden? Do you wonder, “so what?” What is happening because of…
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Slats in a Trellis

So, we opened our blog a few months ago with a description of a trellis as support for garden plants and a place to showcase those plants. Sometimes a trellis needs some slats or woven wires or some bit of framework for the plants to grab hold of or weave…
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