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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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Happy Holidays!

                  Wishing you a joyous holiday season!  The State Program Office is closed until January 2, 2020. We are looking forward to a bright new year! Don’t forget to record your 2019 hours in MGLOG. The final deadline for entries is January…
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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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