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  • Gardening with Youth

    In Pickens County, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) provide support to the community’s youth through their involvement at the Appalachian Children’s Emergency Shelter (ACES). Since 2014, the shelter has accommodated 8-10 children ages 12-18, providing both emergency and long-term placement. Pickens County MGEVs support the shelter’s mission of providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment.…

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  • Dazzling Daylilies

    Since 2004, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) of Columbus-Muscogee County have been an essential part of the Columbus Botanical Garden (CBG). MGEVs have played a critical role in organizing events, planning and leading school group tours, and conducting plantings that have contributed to the beauty of the garden and the gardening education of the local…

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  • In McDonough, GA, Henry County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs), support a historical demonstration garden at Heritage Park. The garden surrounds the Nolan House, a nineteenth-century raised roof cottage that was moved to Heritage Park, along with other historic buildings in Henry County. At the request of county administration, MGEVs have worked to create and…

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  • Located in Rome, GA, the Major Ridge Demonstration Garden at the Chieftains Museum is served by Floyd County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The project demonstrates environmentally friendly landscape practices within a historically accurate demonstration garden that is  open for children and adults to visit. In an effort to educate the public about Native American…

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  • ANNOUNCING 2017 Ornamental Horticulture Research Field Day at The University of Georgia Horticulture Farm 1221 Hog Mountain Road Watkinsville, GA 30677 Friday, October 6, 2017 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (Registration starts at 8:30am) Register Here: https://events.attend.com/f/1383781550 Have you ever wondered what is going on at UGA’s Durham Horticulture Farm? The faculty and staff of the Department…

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  • For the past two weeks, we have anxiously watched the news, watched the weather channel, listened to the radio, and checked our phones for news updates, weather alerts, and updates from family members and friends as devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey has washed over Texas and Louisiana. With barely enough time to  register the devastating…

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  • Nurturing Nature Trails

    The James E. McGuffey Nature Center was developed in Coweta County in the early 2000s. The McGuffey Nature Center and Trails are located on 17 acres of the Coweta County Fairgrounds property in  Newnan, Georgia. Six trails are associated with the Nature Center: Purple Accessible Paved Trail, Red, Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green unpaved trails.…

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  • Healing Horticulture

    Since 1992, Cobb County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) have been providing a horticultural therapy program for rehab patients at WellStar Cobb Hospital. Initial funding was provided by the hospital foundation and from the proceeds raised from a 5K Fun Run. Today, memorial bricks are sold to provide funds. UGA Cobb County Extension’s Director at…

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  • Habitat for Humanity

    When I am asked what my favorite part of working with Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) is, I proceed to express how much I enjoy visiting Master Gardener projects around the state. I don’t just praise the beautiful demonstration gardens overflowing with colors, scents, and learning opportunities, thousands of pounds of fresh produce donated…

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  • Joined by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), The Atlanta Food Bank, and Kaiser Permanente, the City of Morrow established a plan for a Lifelong Community garden in Clayton County. The purpose of creating this community garden was to establish a community building unit that could be upheld as a Lifelong Community in Morrow. In 2012,…

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