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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
Distracted Driving link Texting, changing the radio and applying makeup are just a few activities that distract drivers from the road. By Keishon Thomas | Published: 4/25/2018
Walter Barnard Hill Award link Gaskin's career is focused on the use of conservation methods in traditional agriculture. By Keishon Thomas, Merritt Melancon | Published: 4/19/2018
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Upcoming Events
Apr 25 Totally Tomatoes Athens, GA “Totally Tomatoes” will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover the basics of growing tomatoes such as varieties best suited to our area, fertilizer and water needs, training and pruning, pests and diseases, and harvesting. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, April 24 by emailing atedrow@uga.edu or calling (706) 613-3640.
Apr 30 Getting Started in the Landscape Business Columbus, GA Cost Estimating and Job Bidding Hands-On Workshop for Landscape Professionals Thinking about getting started in the landscape business? Do it the RIGHT WAY by attending this information packed workshop taught by faculty from The University of Georgia's College of Agricultural & Environmental Science and the Small Business Development Center! In today's tough economic climate, accurate cost estimating and bidding on landscape projects are more important than ever. Bid too low and you lose money. Bid too high and you lose jobs to competitors. We will show you what you need to estimate your labor, materials, overhead costs, build in a profit and arrive at a profitable bid. At the end of the workshop you will walk away with two software programs, developed by UGA experts and endorsed by the landscape industry.
May 1 Warm Season Lawns - Establishment & Maintenance Fayetteville, GA The start of the spring season is the perfect time to harness excitement about the outdoors and remind residents about the benefits of a well-cared for lawn. Spring is the time of year when the sun is warm, the breeze is cool, and the hum of lawnmowers fills the air. American homeowners take a great deal of pride in their yards, spending about $7 billion a year on lawn care, according to the Professional Lawn Care Association of America; buying, seed, fertilizer, herbicide, lawnmowers, string trimmers, and other equipment in an effort to create the ideal lawn: a lush green grass that feels cool between the toes. We also know there are weeds and pests that can cause havoc and ruin the beauty of our lawns. Please join Clint Waltz, University of Georgia Turfgrass Extension Specialist, as he shares the latest information on establishment and maintenance of our warm season lawns. If you have a question regarding your lawn, this is the class for you.
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From Our Trellis Blog
MGEVs, Thank you! Posted by sdorn on Apr 20, 2018 As Master Gardeners, you understand the awe and wonder that our plants can inspire. As Master Gardeners, you remember the importance of your early gardening experiences with a grandfather… As Master Gardeners, you know the importance of good gardening advice from experts… As Master Gardeners, you know that plants and...
Pesticides, People, & Pollinators Posted by sarahdh on Mar 19, 2018 Here is a free webinar! This is a great continuing education opportunity!   Pesticides, People, and Pollinators: Answers to Tricky Pesticide Questions for Master Gardeners Discussing pesticides with the public can be tricky, even for trained professionals. Master Gardeners are on the front line, providing information directly to the public on...
Thoughtful Thursdays: Conifers for the Landscape Posted by sarahdh on Mar 15, 2018   On March 8, 2018, Dr. John Ruter joined us for our second Thoughtful Thursday webinar session to discuss conifers in Georgia. Dr. Ruter is with the UGA Department of Horticulture and is a Professor and UGA Trial Gardens Director. He currently has a 60% research, 30% teaching, and 10%...
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