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  • Welcome, MGEV Trainees!

    Congratulations on becoming part of the 37th class of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs)! We are so excited to have you with us as we reach out to our communities and help others learn to garden in sustainable ways that protect our environment and natural resources and enhance the places where we live. Volunteers,…

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  • A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of speaking briefly with Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, Assistant Provost and UGA Griffin Campus Director, about the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program. Dr. Hunnicutt is new to UGA and to the Griffin campus and has been getting to know the faculty, staff, and programs on the Griffin campus. Coming…

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  • As an Extension Agent, I worked with MGEVs who loved to host tours of a small local arboretum on a community college campus. The tour was the same each time, repeated back from the pages of a worn notebook. The stories were retold about how the garden started as a bare patch of land, how…

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  • Garden Heritage

    Can you remember the first time you really connected with horticulture and gardening? What was it that had you hooked? I remember my grandfather giving me a pack of seeds to share with my sisters. The seed pack had a little of everything in it. A few butterbean seeds, some corn, some lettuce, tomatoes, you…

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  • Feedback on Grow Strong!

    Thank you to the 105 people who responded to the follow-up surveys after Grow Strong! updates in Macon and Gainesville! Your responses were very helpful in assessing the two events. I always appreciate your honest feedback, though some of it takes me a few days to think about and respond to fairly.      …

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  • Check out the most recent Wonderful (wordless) Wednesday over here.

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  • All around us are signs that the calendar year is coming to a close. Our petunias are gone from the garden and trees have shed their fall beauty. The garden centers are stocked with indoor selections, such as cut trees and tropical foliage plants. For us, these are reminders that our year is ending, and…

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  • Individuals are drawn to the MGEV program because of the opportunity to learn about horticulture topics. Staying informed and up-to-date on gardening topics and the latest research maintains enthusiasm and interest for many MGEVs. Just scanning through the continuing education entries in MGLOG, it’s apparent that MGEVs get their information from many sources, such as…

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  • Wordless Wednesday

    Some new photos of seasonal color over here.

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  • Awards are a funny thing with MGEVs. They are considered unimportant by some and are a lifeline for others (I wish I had a picture of a hat I saw at the Southern Region conference — there was positively more badge bling than hat). So, when I start talking about how Georgia MGEVs should nominate…

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