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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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  • WARNING: SO MANY PHOTOS TO SHARE! It’s been a while since I have shared a post. I got a little sidetracked with a bunch of travel opportunities! In the month of October alone, I attended the GMGA annual conference, the Southern Region Master Gardener Conference, and the National Extension Master Gardener Coordinators’ Conference. Each offered…

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  • One of the added features to our project proposal process is key words. By associating key words with the project proposal, we know more about what MGEVs are doing across the state. Key words help us to see trends in what MGEVs are being asked by their communities to address. In turn, timely training, publications,…

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  • In Georgia, the MGEV Program has 5 main areas of priority when it comes to reaching out to the public. These initiatives provide a great framework for our program, focusing our training, skill development, and resource generation. Our outreach, or programming, focuses primarily on Environmental Stewardship, but also addresses Home Food Production, Gardening with Youth,…

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  • MGEV Glenda Garris in Henry County has been actively involved in working with community gardens throughout Henry County. In fact, she was instrumental in establishing Community Gardens of Henry County, Inc., several years ago. The organization does the lion’s share of organizing and managing the community gardens, but they call upon Extension to offer educational…

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  • Master Gardeners LOVE to build demonstration gardens! For the past several years, MGEVs report volunteering at demonstration gardens with the highest frequency of any other project. I often receive questions about starting a demonstration garden, what to do with it, and how to handle certain aspects of managing a demonstration garden. These are indicators that…

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  •   MGEV Marjorie Stansel is a BUSY lady! She is a MGEV in Douglas County and works two mornings a week in the Vegetable Garden and two mornings a week at their greenhouse (plant sale in early May). She is an officer in the local association as well as GMGA. She is actively involved in…

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  • Check out the week of roses over here…

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  • It’s a new day for the Georgia MGEV program! Very soon, MGEVs will be able to enter their volunteer hours online via our new record keeping system, MGLOG. In a recent article in The Volunteer Vine (check here if you haven’t read it), I shared some of the benefits of adopting a system like this…

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  • Spring is still in its glory! See this week’s items in bloom over here…

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