Growing Communities.

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, personal 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
Mosquito-borne Virus link Use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to protect yourself. By Elmer Gray | Published: 3/25/2019
Spring Ant Control link Labels and patience are the keys to safe, effective fire ant control. By Elmer Gray, Merritt Melancon | Published: 3/18/2019
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Upcoming Events
Mar 26 English Gardens - The Southern Way Fayetteville, GA Beautiful landscapes and gardens start from the ground up. Nature then creates color and unique finishes. Master Gardener Extension Volunteer, Barbara Buzzard, is a nature advocate and has turned her property into a magnificent English landscape with Southern charm. Come and see actual pictures of her gardens and hear some of the stories behind the beauty. To register please call our office at 770-305-5412 or email us at
Mar 26 “Selecting and Maintaining the right Lawn for your Landscape” Decatur, GA Learn how to have the best-looking grass in your neighborhood by selecting the right turf and maintaining it with the the right care.
Mar 28 Urban Forestry Workshop: Up, Down and on the Ground! Atlanta, GA Join us for a chainsaw safety workshop covering safe handling methods, hazard management and personal protective equipment for 1 ISA CEU hour. This will be followed by a viewing of the latest Getting the Best of Pests, covering forestry pests and diseases that can eventually lead to tree decline. GtBoP offers 2 CEUs for pesticide categories 21, 23, 24, 27, 31, 32, 35, 37, 10 (private).
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From Our Blog
April Celebrations: We’re Creating a Commemorative Quilt! Posted by sdorn on Mar 19, 2019 Ever noticed that our gardens are reflective of the people, trips, events, and celebrations that are important to us? The plants in our gardens are much like pieces of a quilt, lovingly selected and stitched together with care, and treasured for a long, long time. Our MGEVs are much the...
April Celebrations: State Botanical Garden Tour! Posted by sdorn on Mar 7, 2019 Are you considering joining us in Athens on Monday, April 8, 2019, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program? If so, you are in for a treat! Not only do you get to meet Dr. David Gibby, the former Extension agent credited with creating...
Relax with a Yoga Class! Posted by sdorn on Mar 6, 2019 One of our workshop offerings during our Wednesday Volunteer Celebrations on April 10, 2019, is a yoga class. This low-impact form of exercise is quite useful at maintaining flexibility and balance, both of which can help prevent falls and other injuries. We are delighted to have Bill Blum teaching these...
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