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The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help University of Georgia Cooperative Extension staff transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners to be volunteer educators. Through active MGEV programs in many Georgia counties, UGA Cooperative Extension is able to reach out and serve more citizens with educational programming and demonstrations. 


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Extension News
Andress Honored link Georgia FCS teachers honor leader of UGA's statewide home food processing and preservation program. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 2/19/2018
Pest Management Field Day link University of Georgia blueberry research will be on display at a field day in Alma next week By Sharon Dowdy, Cristina deRevere | Published: 2/15/2018
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Upcoming Events
Feb 21 Free Monthly Gardening Class Athens, GA This informative class will cover the basics of beekeeping such as what is involved with keeping bees, starting and maintain a hive, what equipment and supplies might be needed, and the costs, commitments and benefits of keeping bees. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, February 20 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640.
Feb 22 Pruning Techniques Griffin, GA Study the basic principles of pruning to maintain the health of your landscape. Learn the art of making the proper cuts and the science of knowing how and when to prune for maximum benefits. Thursday, February 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Homegrown Gardening Series ~ 2018 Spalding County Extension presents a series of gardening classes at the Spalding County Extension office lead by Agricultural & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Wade Hutcheson. Spalding County Extension office is located at: 835 Memorial Drive, Griffin, GA 30223. To register or for more information contact Spalding County Extension @ 770-467-4225 or email:
Feb 23 Small Engine Maintenance and Repair Workshop Griffin, GA This program will cover how to properly troubleshoot and maintain common garden and landscape equipment. Participants will be taught the basics of how to tune up equipment, winterize, as well as basic troubleshooting and repair procedures. The program will also go into detail on how to properly sharpen everything from knives to chainsaws. There will be discussion on tools and diagnostic equipment that are essential for repairing and servicing small engines. Bob Westerfield, Extension Horticulturist, and Brian Maddy, Troup County Extension agent, will be the program speakers.
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From Our Trellis Blog
Thoughtful Thursdays: School & Community Gardens Posted by sarahdh on Feb 19, 2018 Last week was the first installment in our Thoughtful Thursdays webinar series! Becky Griffin, Community and School Garden Coordinator for the state of Georgia, joined us online. Becky describes her work as a tool for Extension agents and Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers. She provides school garden training and assists...
Next IMGC Location Revealed! Posted by sdorn on Feb 14, 2018 From our friends at PennState: Pennsylvania is very excited to be hosting the 2019 International Master Gardener Conference!  It will be held in the Greater Philadelphia Region/Valley Forge, on June 17 – 21, 2019.  We are eager to share day trips to many of our public gardens on Sunday and...
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