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Resources for GA MGEVs

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  • Newly released in September 2015, MG SPROUTS is a six-session horticulture project that MGEVs can share with youth ages 6 to 8 years old. MG SPROUTS is structured around six “Big Ideas” about plants, soil, and stewardship. Each session uses a children’s story book to present the “Big Idea” and supporting hands-on horticulture activities reinforce…

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  • All around us are signs that the calendar year is coming to a close. Our petunias are gone from the garden and trees have shed their fall beauty. The garden centers are stocked with indoor selections, such as cut trees and tropical foliage plants. For us, these are reminders that our year is ending, and…

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  • Master Gardeners LOVE to build demonstration gardens! For the past several years, MGEVs report volunteering at demonstration gardens with the highest frequency of any other project. I often receive questions about starting a demonstration garden, what to do with it, and how to handle certain aspects of managing a demonstration garden. These are indicators that…

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  • We’ve all been stuck inside far longer than we’d like to be this winter. Some would argue it’s been longer than usual that this winter has carried on. So when Saturday dawned cool and clear and sunny, it was very hard to deny the urge to be outside, to have hands in the dirt, to…

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  • A few years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting a certain theme park in Orlando. It was spring time, and so many things were in bloom! I recognized many flowers, like azaleas, fuchsias, and petunias, but others I did not recognize (cut me some slack — I haven’t lived forever in the south!). Being like…

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  • Recently, a request came across the GAMG listserv for stories about school gardens. The response was great — I enjoyed reading about elementary, middle, and high school projects with different goals and outcomes! I applaud you for investing in today’s youth, and thank you for sharing gardening and horticulture with them. Research confirms what we…

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