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Have you been using our Trellis content for articles or posts?

All year, we’ve been encouraging MGEVs to prepare research-based articles about gardening topics for sharing in local newspapers, webpages, and social media accounts. We have been offering regular articles in a monthly format, addressing timely care of woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables and fruits, as well as annuals and perennials. You…
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Things to Do in the August Garden: Turf

MGEVs, are you part of the media team in your local program? Do you write articles for local newspapers? your office blogs or websites? contribute to your county Extension’s social media sites? If so, then this post is for you!   You might use this list as a source of article…
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Envisioning the Future

I picked up a trade magazine at the office yesterday. It was packed full of stories about record spring sales at garden centers and unprecedented questions from new and often first-time gardeners. Have you seen this where you are at? Maybe you are seeing for the first time neighbors out…
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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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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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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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Sharing An Innovative Idea

Annie Barbas, MGEV in Lowndes County, shared this nugget in her recent district report to GMGA: The local garden clubs are partnering with the MGEVs in encouraging students to enter the local flower shows. The first trial show resulted in S.L. Mason (elementary school) garnering numerous first-place awards. I can’t…
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