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A Note about MGEV Activities and COVID-19

Happy Wednesday! I hope this message finds each of you well and perhaps even tending a few plants in your office or garden. We can all benefit from the relaxation and restoration that comes from interacting with plants. We have been receiving timely updates from UGA and Extension administration with…
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PLANNING AHEAD: Newspaper Columns

MGEVs can make great contributions to an agent’s media plan within a county. Traditionally, this has been through a regular newspaper column. Even though printed newspaper circulation has been in decline for several years, it is still estimated to reach 28 million people on a weekday basis and 30 million…
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Tree Talk

We’re talkin’ trees because Arbor Day is this month – on the 21st (Check out our previous blog post for easy celebration ideas). Do you know why we celebrate Arbor Day on this particular date in Georgia? December through the end of February is the best time to plant trees…
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PLANNING AHEAD: Butterfly Day

Did you know that March 14 is “Learn About Butterflies Day”? While the origin of this “national day” is not known, we do not need very much of an excuse to share our love of plants and deep appreciation of butterflies with our friends and neighbors. Consider your media outlets…
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Welcome to New Trainees!

January and February are always exciting AND busy for the Georgia MGEV Program as we welcome new people into our training classrooms all over the state. This year, we have more than 300 individuals preparing to support Extension projects and programming by completing their classroom training. We welcome each of…
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Planning Ahead: National Seed Swap Day

It’s a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate, and perhaps most importantly, time to plan our 2020 gardens. What are your garden goals this year? Maybe you’re working on incorporating more native plants, adding pollinator friendly plants, growing your sucuclent or houseplant collection, or you’re researching new seed…
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