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Volunteering

  • As we wind down our week of celebrating and appreciating MGEVs, we say a special thank-you to our volunteers who help us share timely information on horticultural topics with communities all over Georgia. Whether they prepare newsletters for eager readers or contribute to radio programs, podcasts, and even television programs, or make sure that an…

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  • Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce that we have a very LIMITED inventory of gardening aprons available for purchase. These full length, black 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 days of your order. Here…

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  • Today, we are so thankful to the MGEVs who help people heal and return to wellness by means of gardening activities. MGEVs lend their horticulture knowledge to gardening projects for individuals recovering from illness or regaining strength after an accident. They show others how to adapt tools and gardening practices so that people can continue…

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  • We Love Learning

    Houston County MGEV Highlight “Each spring and fall we host a series of classes for homeowners in the community. Our “Gardening with the Masters” class topics are based on what we get questions about the most in the office and taught by MGEVs who are experts in those areas. Houston County has been doing these…

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  • Master Gardeners are exceptional at sharing their horticulture knowledge with others through workshops, presentations, exhibits, and lunch-n-learn series. Join us in giving a shout-out to the MGEVs who enjoy speaking in front of groups! These are the volunteers who teach you about taking a soil sample, growing vegetable gardens, and pruning shrubs. They may even…

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  • Today, we appreciate the Georgia MGEVs who work tirelessly to build demonstration gardens to show others how to grow plants and landscapes. These gardens are like outdoor classrooms. They are organized around a horticultural concept, like supporting pollinators, being water-smart, or choosing native plants. MGEVs build a garden around this horticultural concept so that others…

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  • Floyd County MGEVs Highlight “When it comes to volunteers, the first names that effortlessly come to mind in my bustling thoughts are Ginny Word and Ruth Forrester. Ginny, a dedicated Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer for Floyd County since completing the class in 2009, and Ruth, a dedicated volunteer since her class in 2011, have…

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  • Today, we are celebrating the MGEVs who help Extension do what it does best – help people find solutions to their problems! These are MGEVs who serve on the Extension Help Desk, a literal desk in the Extension office set up to receive questions related to lawns and gardens. They greet the public in the…

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  • MGEVs are heroes when it comes to introducing youth to the joy and wonder of the garden! They lead youth through gardens, introducing them to all manner of natural things, like native plants, insects, blooms, seed pods, and soil. MGEVs can be found in the classroom, showing students how plants serve as amazing air conditioners…

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  • Today, we celebrate the MGEVs who champion community gardens throughout Georgia. Community gardens are usually thought of as places for growing fresh food. They can provide a great place to increase fresh food access and teach about health, nutrition, and exercise. These gardens benefit senior citizens, families, children, and neighborhoods. Community gardens are a great…

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