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  • We tried a little something new last Friday when we hosted Grow Strong! 2017 at the Georgia Center in Athens. We reached out to almost 300 MGEVs across the state, connecting 14 remote sites and 2 distance speakers to the host location. We were able to have conversations, see presentations, and ask questions, no matter…

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  • Class series or “lunch-n-learns” are popular projects for MGEVs and a great way to share research-based gardening information with the public. The series spans weeks or even months, with individual sessions scheduled at regular intervals. The individual sessions, usually an hour or less, are the perfect amount of information for the adult learner. There is…

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  • Extension recruits MGEVs to increase outreach to Georgia communities. MGEVs have a passion for plants and people that inspires and energizes Extension programming. MGEVs also have many connections to the community that, when multiplied by the number of MGEVs, greatly expand Extension’s spheres of influence. To complete your training, you are asked to volunteer 50…

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  • End-of-Year Dash!

    Another year is rapidly drawing to a close and we are reflecting on the great projects and outreach achieved in 2016. Thank you for all that you have contributed to Extension’s consumer horticulture programming throughout the state! In anticipation of another fantastic annual report for the Georgia MGEV Program, we’ll be reaching out to agents…

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  •   Guest post by Rebecca Brightwell, Associate Director / Public Service Faculty, University of Georgia, College of Family & Consumer Sciences, Institute on Human Development & Disability   Farmers markets are hotter than ever before.   A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report to Congress shares that local and regional food sales in the U.S. totaled $6.1 billion in 2012—an increase…

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  • UGA announced another new publication today that adds to the series on community and school gardens. Are you aware of these publications? They could be very useful in talking with teachers or gardeners or other groups in the community who ask MGEVs about community and school gardens. Just in case these are new to you,…

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  • We use the Educational Activity Report (EAR) in MGLOG to capture details about a public event hosted by MGEVs. It’s really a progress report or highlight of an event that shares important information, such as the number of attendees and length of teaching time, with Agents. This information is easily added up in MGLOG shared…

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  • (originally printed in The Volunteer Vine, Volume 9, November 2014, page 4) Are you in that end-of-year reflecting mode, as 2014 comes to a close? Are you taking a look at your projects that you worked on this year? Thinking about what 2015 might hold? Is the plant sale committee already churning out plant labels and…

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  • Recently, a MGEV told me she was headed to Alabama to enjoy their annual Master Gardener conference. She asked me how to track and record those hours. I reminded her that attending a conference like this is time spent learning, so these hours  are recorded as continuing education. Purpose of continuing education: Keep MGEVs current…

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  • MGEV projects and events are in full swing all across Georgia. Volunteer service hours are piling up! How are you tracking them? Some MGEVs write the hours on a pocket calendar or record them in their smart phones as they accrue. Did you know that you can record them directly in MGLOG? To enter hours,…

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