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The Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer (MGEV) Program connects UGA Extension, plant enthusiasts, and communities across the state. MGEVs share UGA Extension consumer horticulture programming about selection and care of plants for ornamental value, recreation, and home food production. Master Gardeners teach community members how to use plants and gardening to improve their environment, person health, and quality of life.


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
Holiday Exercise link Lower temperatures and decreased daylight hours make skipping out on exercise an option for some. By Clint Thompson | Published: 11/16/2018
Cooking A Turkey link Once the turkey is removed from the refrigerator, it should be trimmed, seasoned and cooked without delay. By Clint Thompson, Elizabeth L. Andress | Published: 11/16/2018
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Upcoming Events
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.
Dec 6 Holiday Floral Design Class Forsyth, GA Learn the basics of floral design and create your own festive holiday arrangement to decorate your home!
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From Our Blog
UPDATE: Some, Not All Counties Part of ProjectMapIt Yet Posted by sdorn on Oct 26, 2018 This fall, we have been working to put Georgia MGEV projects on the the Georgia map. Literally! Since we started the mapping project in late August, we have had more than 100 projects logged in to the site.   Though we have MGEV programs in nearly 60 counties, and more...
Project Sharing October Thoughtful Thursday Posted by sarahdh on Oct 23, 2018 Last week’s Thoughtful Thursday webinar session took place on October 18, 2018. Sheri Dorn, State Program Coordinator, discussed ProjectMapIt! The project is designed to put MGEV projects on a Georgia map. Visualizing what we are doing where can really help bring meaning to our work. It allows us to tell...
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,...
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