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Engaging Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in meaningful discussion about volunteering, outreach and community.

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About sdorn

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.

Looking Ahead…MG Appreciation Day 2018

Traditionally celebrated the third Saturday in March, MGEV Appreciation Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of MGEVs and to say “thank you” for partnering with Extension in educational outreach to our communities. For several years, UGA Extension has been celebrating during Volunteer Appreciation Week, a national celebration of…
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‘Tis the Season…to report hours!

Just a reminder that MGEV volunteer service hours need to be reported no later that January 26, 2018, for inclusion in the 2017 Georgia MGEV Program report! To continue active MGEV service in 2018, make sure that you have completed 25 hours of volunteer service on Extension projects this year…
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2017 UGA Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day

ANNOUNCING 2017 Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at The University of Georgia Horticulture Farm 1221 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 Friday, October 6, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30am) Register Here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383781550 Have you ever wondered what is going on at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm? The faculty…
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2017-2018 RMT Training is LIVE, with perks!

It’s not too often that the stakes are this high! What an opportunity! Your county could score a FREE Advanced Training!! Well, except for the lunch part. We’ll picnic or potluck or something fun for lunch. What’s the catch, you say? Really? (Can you hear me laugh at your wise skepticism?)…
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Spotlighting MGEV Projects

Last year, as Sarah and I worked on the annual report for Georgia’s MGEV Program, we wanted to include more information about how MGEVs educate the public. Since the project is the essence of MGEV outreach, we needed a way to learn more about MGEV projects.  I wanted examples of projects that…
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Considering a Help Desk?

When the MGEV program concept was developed more than 40 years ago in Washington, Extension agents were in dire need of volunteers to help answer plant and gardening questions that came to the Extension office. Plant clinics were also offered in area shopping malls. If you have worked the phones…
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The Bigger Picture

Do you remember what the very first Master Gardener project was? It was a plant clinic, held at a shopping mall in Washington state. The project was birthed from Extension’s need to meet public demand for horticulture and gardening information. More than 300 people showed up that first day to…
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