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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
Wheat Crop link Disease pressure and poor environmental conditions led to Georgia growers harvesting only 43 percent of planted area in 2016-17 season. By Julie Jernigan | Published: 3/14/2018
Canning Tips link Food not processed at the recommended pressure poses serious safety concerns that can lead to illness and even death. By Julie Jernigan, Alexis Roberts | Published: 3/13/2018
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Upcoming Events
Mar 22 Southeast Area Landscape Training Waycross, GA This training is designed for landscape professionals. Topics to be covered include turf disease management, turf insect management, proper pruning, flowers for pollinators, and turf weed control. Commercial and private pesticide credits will be available. Registration is available at
Mar 26 Vermicomposting Class Winterville, GA Are you interested in composting but don't have the space for an outdoor compost bin? During this class we will discuss vermicomposting (composting with worms). Vermicomposting is a great option for individuals who have limited outdoor space but are wanting to compost food scraps.Guest speaker is Suki Janssen, with Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department. Suki is the co-creator of the Georgia Master Composter program and is an Athens Area Master Gardener.
Mar 27 Growing Hydrangeas Jeffersonville, GA Learn how to beautify your landscape with these southern beauties and receive a FREE hydrangea cutting to take home! New hydrangea varieties will also be on sale from a local hydrangea nursery!
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From Our Trellis Blog
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%...
School Garden Tips Posted by sdorn on Mar 9, 2018 guest post by Becky Griffin, UGA Extension Community and School Garden Coordinator Gardeners and MGEVs who work in school gardens should make a primary goal to see the garden become a popular spot that is used often.   If the garden is used solely to grow a few vegetables for a...
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...
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