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URI Requests MGEV Participation in Tick Study

Researchers at The University of Rhode Island are studying tick and tick-borne disease prevention knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes among those exposed to tickborne disease environments. They have identified MGEVs as ideal participants in the study.  Their request letter with details is included below.  The survey  is estimated to take 15-20…
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MGEVs Asked to Help Identify Good Pollinator Plants

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is providing leadership for a new program, the Georgia Pollinator Plants of the Year program. You may remember the Georgia Gold Medal Plant (GGMP) Program. The Pollinator Plants of the Year program is similar, but creates an additional emphasis on the role that home…
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Legacy of Learning

We enjoy a great legacy of learning here in Georgia! It begins with the initial training in which each Georgia MGEV participates. It consists of 42 hours of classroom instruction and is supplemented by our Georgia Master Gardener Handbook. We keep learning each month through continuing education opportunities. In 2018, we began…
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Congrats to Fayette County!

Congratulations to Fayette County Extension Agent Kim Toal for receiving the first-ever Award of Excellence in Consumer Horticulture presented by the Georgia Master Gardener Association (GMGA)! This brand-new award evaluates applicants based on their consumer horticulture programming in the five state initiative areas as well as leadership and coordination of…
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Fall Feels

It may officially be Fall, but we are still feeling that summer heat! Although, the lower morning temperatures have me looking forward to cool, crisp Autumn weather. As we wait for a break from the hot sun and hope for some rain, let’s share fall gardening tips. What are your…
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Name Badges!

Released in Fall 2018 was the first round of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer name badges featuring the updated logo and representing updates in University branding. You may notice this new badge looks similar to the one your Extension agent wears. You will also notice that badges worn by Extension…
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Still looking for AT this fall?

We still have some great opportunities to earn Advanced Training credits this fall! Be sure to check our website for registration forms and current information. Here’s a quick list of ATs on the calendar: NEW! September 18, 2019 | Water Quality | Metro Atlanta | DT/WQM (registration deadline September 11, 2019)…
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September Thoughtful Thursday

Dr. Clint Waltz is UGA’s Turfgrass Specialist and has spoken to us several times in our Thoughtful Thursday series. He joins us again in September with “Just Dropping In to See What Condition my Turfgrass is In.”  He will talk about how lawns should be looking at this stage of…
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Do you grow Ratibida columnifera?

I recently received a request from Dr. Matthew Chappell, UGA’s Associate Professor and Statewide Extension Specialist (Nursery Crops). He explained that Texas A&M has frequently partnered with UGA on native plant projects. They currently have a student project for which they need our help.                 The PhD student Kaitlin Hopkins along with…
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Just a few days left to register

When I called my colleague and fellow quilter, Dr. Bodie Pennisi, earlier this year and asked her if she’d be willing to help me with an MGEV quilt project, she was so excited! I think she said something to the effect that I made her day or month or year…
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