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  • a guest post by Robert Westerfield, Extension Consumer Horticulturist, Extension Coordinator It’s hard to believe that fall is here (finally!), and school is back in session, while we still suffer from maximum degree temperatures. But it won’t be long before county offices start to get request for school or community gardens. Oftentimes, Master Gardeners are tapped for…

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  • We use the Educational Activity Report (EAR) in MGLOG to capture details about a public event hosted by MGEVs. It’s really a progress report or highlight of an event that shares important information, such as the number of attendees and length of teaching time, with Agents. This information is easily added up in MGLOG shared…

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  • (originally printed in The Volunteer Vine, Volume 9, November 2014, page 4) Are you in that end-of-year reflecting mode, as 2014 comes to a close? Are you taking a look at your projects that you worked on this year? Thinking about what 2015 might hold? Is the plant sale committee already churning out plant labels and…

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  • Junior Gardeners

    The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program is present in counties around the state. The program, created by Texas A&M, gives Master Gardener Extension Volunteers the tools to educate, inspire, and influence children through hands-on horticultural experiences. Through this program, MGEVs not only contribute to the development of a love for gardening but also encourage youth…

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  • Making History

    Not only do MGEVs garden to bring horticulture education to local communities, but they also offer a historical perspective through their lively education centers full of produce or heirloom roses. Through the installation and maintenance of gardens at historical sites, MGEVs are able to use their skills to bring multiple layers of education to the…

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  • Around the state, MGEVs have found valuable ways to benefit members of their communities through horticulture venues. One of those valuable ways is community and demonstration gardens that provide a place of education, a source of produce, and a welcoming area for children and adults to gather. The Healthy Life Community Garden in Spalding County…

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  • Recently, a MGEV told me she was headed to Alabama to enjoy their annual Master Gardener conference. She asked me how to track and record those hours. I reminded her that attending a conference like this is time spent learning, so these hours  are recorded as continuing education. Purpose of continuing education: Keep MGEVs current…

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  • Did you get a question about a landscape plant at a help desk that requires some additional research? Maybe you were asked to identify a tree on a local neighborhood street that you are not familiar with? When faced with these situations, it is helpful to turn to books like Michael A. Dirr’s Manual of…

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  • As a Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, you have partnered with UGA Cooperative Extension as a community volunteer educator. So, what’s one of your many outlets that can be used to extend research-based horticulture knowledge into the community? Speakers’ Bureau! This project was addressed in the June Facebook Fest on the Georgia Master Gardener Program…

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  • MGEV projects and events are in full swing all across Georgia. Volunteer service hours are piling up! How are you tracking them? Some MGEVs write the hours on a pocket calendar or record them in their smart phones as they accrue. Did you know that you can record them directly in MGLOG? To enter hours,…

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