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Junior Master Gardeners

In Troup County, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) have been involved with the Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program for over 15 years. The program has been present in seven different schools and has served 326 children. In 2016, Troup MGEVs focused on teaching students at Rosemont Elementary School. At Rosemont…
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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…
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Camp Dirty Knees

Ten years ago, Camp Dirty Knees was started to kick off the Carroll County Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program. A group of Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs) who were also educators, started this project to address a need they noticed in the community. If children were exposed to horticulture education…
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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…
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