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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. 

On August 23rd and 24th, 2019, Georgians of all ages from all over the state will join efforts to document our pollinators. Won't you join us?

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census


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Extension News
Georgia Cotton Crop link UGA Extension reports as high as 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. By Clint Thompson | Published: 10/18/2018
Hurricane Michael Totals link Harvest-season hurricane's impact will be deep and long lasting. By Clint Thompson, Sharon Dowdy | Published: 10/18/2018
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Upcoming Events
Nov 1 Pruning Trees & Shrubs 101 Jeffersonville, GA Learn the basics on the why, when, and how of pruning your trees and shrubs correctly.
Nov 28 Intro to Organic Gardening Free Monthly Gardening Class Athens, GA “Introduction to Organic Gardening” will be held on Wednesday, November 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover basic concepts of organic gardening, best chemical-free practices and methods, organic amendments and products. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, November 27 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640.
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From Our Blog
November Invasives Workshop Posted by sarahdh on Oct 18, 2018 Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to the environment worldwide and in Georgia, and they produce billions of dollars in damages annually. The First Detectors program offers a two-day advanced workshop to provide tools, educational materials, and training for stakeholders including: Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Citizen Scientists, Professionals,...
Last Advanced Trainings of 2018! Posted by sarahdh on Oct 3, 2018 Did you know there are only 3 Advanced Training courses remaining this year?! And, they all take place in October, AND registration is currently open for all three! Current, active Georgia MGEVs can access the registration information here.
This Season’s Scarecrows! Posted by sarahdh on Oct 1, 2018 Happy Fall, Georgia MGEVs! Here’s a wonderful fall event to add to your calendars, AND a great opportunity to creatively share about your local MGEV program!! The UGA Research and Education Garden will be hosting its annual Scarecrows in the Garden event in October.  It all kicks off with a...
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