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Your choice to volunteer makes the world better

“Volunteering is empathy in action.” https://independentsector.org/news-post/volunteering-is-empathy-in-action/ As a volunteer, you are an example of how giving of your time can have a valuable, positive impact on those around you. As a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, you go a step further and connect people with plants. This week, we send an…
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Your Volunteer Impact

In 2021, 2,311 active GA MGEVs logged 135,217 volunteer service hours equating to $3,859,093 given back to communities around the state of Georgia. Even amidst the worldwide pandemic, MGEVs continued to support consumer horticulture programming to the extent that they could. Many traditional volunteer roles were not possible, but when they…
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It’s time to recognize and celebrate YOU!

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Each year, volunteers are celebrated across the country during a designated week in April known as National Volunteer Week (https://www.pointsoflight.org/nvw/). This is a perfect time for organizations, such as Extension, to recognize the thousands of volunteers who provide essential energy, talents, and passion to Extension’s…
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NATIONAL HORTICULTURAL THERAPY WEEK

The week of March each year during the start of Spring is National Horticultural Therapy Week!It is set aside as the week to recognize and celebrate the passion, the work, and the important contributions horticultural therapists make to society and the communities they serve.National Horticultural Therapy Week 2022 begins Sunday…
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Planning for Pollinators: Butterfly Day 2022

Did you know that March 14 is “Learn About Butterflies Day”? While the origin of this “national day” is not known, it’s a perfect opportunity to plan an event or create media materials to share our deep appreciation for pollinators with our communities. For pollinator materials and event ideas, check…
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Master Gardener Aprons Available!

GA MGEVs and Trainees, we are excited to announce that we have a LIMITED supply of gardening aprons available for purchase. These full length, hunter green aprons with pockets feature full color program logo embroidery. Complete the online ordering form and your apron(s) will ship UPS Ground within 5 business…
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Your Impact on Georgia Communities in 2020

In 2020, 2,270 active GA MGEVs logged 111,065 volunteer service hours equating to $3,020,968 given back to communities around the state of Georgia. Even amidst the 2020 worldwide pandemic, MGEVs continued to support consumer horticulture programming to the extent that they could. Many traditional volunteer roles were not possible, but when…
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Volunteer Power

An online article titled “UGA Extension celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week” was written by state volunteer program coordinators, Sheri Dorn and Keri Hobbs, and published to Extension News. The article shared about the positive impact volunteers have in Georgia. Check out the complete article and read on below for pieces of…
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Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Volunteers are celebrated across the country during a designated week in April known as National Volunteer Week (https://www.pointsoflight.org/nvw/). This is a perfect time for organizations, such as Extension, to recognize the thousands of volunteers who provide essential energy, talents, and passion to Extension’s programming. Thank you, Georgia Master Gardener Extension…
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