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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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Envisioning the Future

I picked up a trade magazine at the office yesterday. It was packed full of stories about record spring sales at garden centers and unprecedented questions from new and often first-time gardeners. Have you seen this where you are at? Maybe you are seeing for the first time neighbors out…
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A Year in Review

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, certainly a momentous occasion to celebrate! We wrapped up all that celebration with a special edition, extended-format Annual Program Report for 2019. This 20-page report captures Georgia MGEVs in action as they volunteer thousands of hours…
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Thank you, MGEVs!

National Volunteer Week officially kicks off today, and we’re pretty excited! For an entire week, we get to give extra attention to the fantastic accomplishments of each you in your county MGEV programs. This year, since we can’t celebrate in person, we have a virtual celebration packed with pictures, stories,…
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40th Anniversary Celebration of the Georgia Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners from across the state and UGA Extension representatives gathered at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener program.  Dr. David Gibby, former Extension agent in Washington State and the person credited with establishing the first Master Gardener program, was…
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