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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
Network Leader link Interim director named for UGA Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/15/2018
Safer Fruit link Avoid illness by cleaning melons before slicing them and refrigerating any leftovers. By Sharon Dowdy | Published: 6/14/2018
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Upcoming Events
Jun 20 Pollinator Gardens Athens, GA “Pollinator Gardens” will be held on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library Auditorium. This informative class will cover the importance of protecting and promoting pollinators, how best to support pollinators in your garden, specific species, flower forms, and colors that attract pollinators, and the best general growing conditions for pollinator gardens. Gardeners of all experience levels are welcome. Please register by Tuesday, June 19 by emailing or calling (706) 613-3640.
Jun 28 Wormshop - Hands-On Worm Composting Workshop Columbus, GA Join Master Gardener Extension Volunteers for a composting workshop in the courtyard at Mildred Terry Library. Free for all worm-lovers, young and old! Bring a large Rubbermaid container and build your own with expert help. Other supplies (except worms) provided. Enjoy a free gardening book exchange before and after!
Jul 12 Vertical Gardening: Jonesboro, GA Do you love to garden, but lack space? Urban residents find growing plants vertically is a creative way to garden in the city. We will look at several vertical gardens and explore the plants and methods that work well for vertical gardens.
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From Our Trellis Blog
Did you try to catch Thoughtful Thursday today? Posted by sdorn on Jun 14, 2018 Whew! We had a mess this morning because we were trying to host too many things at one time! We have the school gardens Advanced Training happening on Thursday mornings in June, so we had a problem with also hosting Thoughtful Thursday at the same time. So, my deepest apologies...
REMINDER: Risk Management Training Will Update In July Posted by sdorn on Jun 8, 2018 Just a reminder that Risk Management Training (RMT) will update once again this summer. All MGEVs and Trainees (as well as employees) are required to complete the training, even if you have just recently completed the 2017 version. Starting in July, MGEVs will be able to log into their MGLOG...
Another learning opportunity that may be in your backyard… Posted by sdorn on Jun 6, 2018 GMGA, the state association of Master Gardeners, is happy to offer discussions of Gardening Through Time. Where we have been, addressing current challenges, and visions for a better future form the roadmap for this year’s conference.  All Master Gardeners, members of other gardening associations, and those who have a keen...
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